The Paleolithic Diet
Tiernan Silcock | On 09, Dec 2013
The Paleo Diet is more than the standard trend, it is a lifestyle.
With so many fad diets around, it is refreshing to see one that is not so much about fasting but healthy eating.
With a premise based on modern foods that mimic the diets of our ancestors, the diet focuses on higher protein and fiber, low carb, and moderate to higher fat intake.
Boasting positive effects such as weight lose and minimizing health risks, the diet takes you back to basics.
With the focus on lean and fresh ingredients that reflect the dietary style of the Stone Age, the diet encourages the increase of ingredients that boost your Omega-3, Omega 6, potassium, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant phytochemicals.
Not being someone who has ever been excited by, or really attempted to diet, the main appealing factor for this diet was the lack of limits.
All the foods you love â€“ you still get to eat. The main foods that should be included in your
diet are grass-produced meats, seafood, fresh fruit and veggies, eggs, nuts and seed, and healthy oils such as olive, avocado and coconut.
The Paleo diet is all about moderation and healthy preparation.
With more Paleo style cafes and recipes emerging, there are infinite sources of information available for those wanting to give it a try.
Dr. Cordain has written numerous articles on the diet, published a book and more recently produced a cookbook.
For beginners who need a little day to day guidance, have a look at dietary expert Dr. Loren Cordainâ€™s simple Paleo recipes available online!
But hey, donâ€™t just read aboutâ€¦ try it! What have you got to lose, except some weight!