7 Benefits of the Paleo Diet

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Following a Paleo diet offers a ton advantages. We’re going to cover 7 in this article, but this is in no way an exhaustive list.

We can define the Paleo diet simply as an approach which permits only unprocessed foods. Specifcally, meat, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. It forbids grains and grain-based food products, processed sugars and all processed foods.

Pure and natural. That’s the key to the Paleo diet. But, taste needn’t be sacrificed. Spices are allowed and there are tons of wonderful Paleo recipe books available on the market which can teach you how to whip up healthy and tasty meals.

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And now, on to our list.

 

1. Reduced Risk of Disease

The diet most folks are used to is loaded with harmful additives, preservatives, and other artificial substances that contribute to all sorts of health issues and weight problems. Switching to the Paleo diet may help get rid of most or possibly even all of those issues.

 

2. Fat Loss

The Paleo diet seeks to scale back the total quantity of carbohydrates in your diet, which comes largely from eliminating processed foods. This can help you to maintain stable blood sugar levels and improve your insulin sensitivity. This allows your body will burn fat more readily which in turn will help you get and stay lean.

 

3. Reduced Inflammation

There are 1000’s of individuals everywhere in the world who complain each day about aches and pains. Their body hurts however they have no idea why. The reason is often due to inflammation as a result of eating of unhealthy foods. By switching to the Paleo diet, you’ll be eating a highly nutritious diet. This can seriously reduce inflammation and improve your sense of well-being.

 

4. Increased Muscle Mass

Because the Paleo diet encourages eating a decent amount of meat, you’ll likely be getting quite a lot of protein. If you exercise regularly, this will help in muscle development and recovery .

 

5. Healthier Brain

Our bodies, and particularly our brains, need omega-3 fatty acids to be healthy. Unfortunately the typical modern Western diet sees an overload of omega-6 fatty acids and a drastic reduction of the healthy omega-3 acids. The Paleo diet encourages eating wild fish and seafood as well as grass-fed and free-range animals, all of which naturally contain higher amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids than their farmed counterparts.

 

6. Reduced Allergy Symptoms

Modern day meals include ingredients that can increase allergy sensitivity in some people. By removing these foods, the potential for allergy symptoms may be reduced considerably.

 

7. Increased Energy

Initially, the diet can be a bit tough to follow. In fact, you may not feel great to begin with as your body makes the adjustment away from your old eating habits. Once you get through this part, though, it’ll be a breeze from there. You’ll find yourself more energetic and bursting with life.

 

The 7 points above should at least encourage you to give the Paleo diet a go. Most folks who follow the Paleo diet say it’s one of the best decisions they made. You might find yourself saying the same thing.

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