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This version of the Paleo diet is more flexible. The Paleo diet is followed 80-90 % of the time ...
The auto-immune Paleo diet (AIP) diet is a much stricter version of the Paleo diet, designed to reduce ...
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What is the Paleo diet:
The Paleo diet is one of the most popular diets. In 2014, it was the most researched diet on the internet.
The Paleo diet is based on the eating habits of our early ancestors during the Paleolithic or “Old Stone Age” era. It is also known as the Stone Age, Caveman, or Ancient Diet. It is based on genetics and what nutrition our genetic code is used to.
The diet dates back between 2 ...
Paleo diet approach:
The Paleo diet approach is based on the belief that our current modern diet is altering our genes and causing several health issues. It is considered to be the main reason behind several diseases and chronic conditions.
The reasoning behind the Paleo diet is based on the “evolutionary discordance hypothesis.” This hypothesis links most of our “modern society diseases” to the new nutritional trends and activity patterns that we have acquired in recent years, as these ...
Misconceptions about the Paleo diet:
One of the main challenges of the Paleo diet is the conflicting versions presented to the public as they create a lot of confusion. The most popular misconception concerning the Paleo diet is that it is basically a carnivore diet, which is a diet that consists mostly of animal products.
However, one needs to understand that the diet back then was very largely affected by the geographical location and food availability. So, there is no ...
How the Paleo diet works:
The Paleo diet focuses on eating the kind of foods that our ancestors consumed 2.5 million years to 10,000 years ago. This is based on the hypothesis suggesting that this food is what our genes are intended to consume, and that’s what they are initially designed to process.
Meanwhile, the modern diet, which includes bread, pizza, dairy, and huge amounts of processed food is believed to alter our genes and disturb our body ...
Paleo diet program:
The Paleo diet is an eating plan that can be followed permanently throughout our lifespan. Hence, this diet does not need to be discontinued or cycled.
There is not only one way to follow the Paleo diet, but the main idea behind the diet program is to avoid processed foods and focus instead on healthy, whole foods.
The diet program is not also built around restricting calories or eating specific amounts of foods. Rather, it focuses on ...
Paleo diet foods:
- Lean meat: eat lean meats such as beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, and pork. Always go for the meats that are less processed. For example, grass-fed and organic meats are always a better choice.
- Fish and seafood: eat fish such as salmon, shrimp, trout, and shellfish. Always go for the wild-caught fish option if possible.
- Eggs: eat eggs. Always go for the organic option if available.
- Non-starchy vegetables: eat vegetables such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cucumbers, onions, carrots ...
What you should avoid for Paleo diet:
The Paleo diet restricts or limits some food types. These foods include:
- Grains: avoid grains such as oats, wheat, barley, and rice.
- Starchy vegetables: avoid starchy vegetables such as potatoes and corn.
- Legumes: avoid legumes such as beans and lentils.
- Dairy products: avoid dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, and ice cream.
- High-fat and processed meats: avoid high fat and processed meats such as salami, bologna, pepperoni, hot dogs, ground meat, and ...
Paleo diet benefits:
The Paleo diet is important for overall health and was shown to be effective for treating several medical conditions, such as:
- Heart disease: the Paleo diet reduces the risk of heart disease because it incorporates healthy foods that could reduce blood pressure and lipid profiles, such as triglycerides and cholesterol.
- Type 2 diabetes: the Paleo diet is beneficial for diabetes because it reduces sugar and carbohydrate intake.
- Cancer: the Paleo diet is beneficial for cancer because is ...
Paleo diet precautions:
Before starting this diet, make sure you do not have the following conditions as the diet may exacerbate them.
Consult your doctor before following the Paleo diet if you have:
- Kidney problems: the Paleo diet increases the consumption of protein. People with kidney problems need to eat protein in moderation because eating large amounts of proteins can further damage the kidneys.
- Liver and pancreatic problems: the Paleo diet increases the consumption of fats. People with liver and ...
Paleo diet side effects:
The Paleo diet is recommended for all individuals. However, it can cause some side effects.
Always consult with a medical or healthcare expert before starting with a diet or treatment.
The following section contains a list of side effects you may experience while on the diet.
- Nutritional deficiencies: the Paleo diet eliminates some food groups from the diet. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies. For example, the diet does not incorporate dairy into meals, and this ...
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