Paleo Diet – Introduction
This is a short introduction for beginner on the Paleo diet and its lifestyle. Paleo has been pretty hyped lately in the media but there are a lot of confusion still going on.
What is Paleo diet?
Paleo is short for Palaeolithic and it is an aggregate term describing a collection of dietary and fitness guidelines that are developed based on theories of the human evolution. It covers names like Caveman Diet, Stone Age Diet, Evolutionary Fitness, Primal Blueprint, and Ancestral Health. A Paleo diet is relatively low in carbohydrates and in some regards very similar to the “Atkins Diet”(Low Carb Diet) and LCHF.
Fundamental facts of Paleo Diets.
There are many variations of the Paleo diet out there but they all stick to the key principles: Only eat foods that can be picked or hunted in the nature, avoid foods that can’t be eaten raw and prefer meat products from animals fed with their natural food.
- Avoid sugar, refined seed and vegetables oils as these are not available in the nature and only become available after industrial processing.
- Avoid grains(particularly wheat), starchy tubers such as potatoes and legumes(particularly soy) as all these can’t be eaten raw.
- Prefer grass-fed and grass-finished beef over grain-fed beef.
- Prefer pasture-raised poultry over conventionally raised poultry.
- Natural fats like coconut oil, butter, lard and tallow are generally considered neutral but superior to refined see and vegetables oils.
As you can see is the Paleo diet very similar to LCHF and Atkins Diet! I will cover those two diets in future content!
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