Wednesday, July 22, 2015

About Paleo diet

      Our bodies have adapted over the course of millions of years to a form that is highly suited for survival in its environment. Therefore, by looking at how humans ate and lived for most of our evolution, we can determine what the type of diet we’re “meant” to eat. 
      A paleo diet is a dietary plan and meat based life changer, similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era, which dates from approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. Paleo diets are based on a simple premise – if the cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either. So long to refined sugar, dairy, legumes and grains.

      This diet may include weight loss and maintenance, and prevention or control of many “diseases of civilization,” such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. You’ll lead a healthier, fitter, disease-free life.

      Loren Cordain, PhD, who wrote the book on The Paleo Diet, claims that by eating like our prehistoric ancestors, we’ll be leaner and less likely to get diabetes, heart disease,cancer, and other health problems.
      Some Paleo eaters choose to go super-low-carb, while others diet or life change includ oats or milk in their morning coffee. There are Paleo eaters who can’t imagine life without dairy, and more stubourn folks who refuse to eat or drink even a bit of dairy. 

      Many people are following this diet or life changing because they have some autoimmune sickness, Autoimmunity is a process in which our bodies own immune system attacks “us.” Normally the immune system protects us from bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections.

      I am from those who is following the diet 6 days a week and for 1 day I have the cheating day, when I am consuming cake or lactose free dairy , rice etc. After my opinion you should listen your body, that will tell you what you can eat or what not. I was never a thin girl, because I love to eat, cakes , cookies, muffins, fried potatos.... hence this "cheating day" is one of the best options for me, is like a little trick to my mind :-)

      Gluten is a protein found in things like rye, wheat, and barley.Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together. It’s now being said that much of our population may be gluten-intolerant . Over time, those who are gluten intolerant can develop a dismal array of medical conditions from consuming gluten: dermatitis, joint pain, reproductive problems, acid reflux, and more.

      Dairy’s a tough one, as most Paleo folks tend to stay away from it – a portion of the world is lactose intolerant, and those that aren’t usually have at least some type of an aversion to it.

Some useful tips for the future if you are thinking to make a life changing:
      A Paleo diet should be high in fat, moderate in animal protein and low to moderate incarbohydrates.
at good amounts of animal protein. This includes red meat, poultry, pork, eggs, organs(liver, kidney, heart…), wild caught fish and shellfish. Don’t be scared to eat the fatty cutsand all meals with proteins should contain fat as well. Learn to cook with bones in the form of stocks and broths.

  •       Eat generous amounts of fresh or frozen vegetables either cooked or raw and served with fat. 
  •       Preferably choose pasture-raised and grass-fed meat from local, environmentally conscious farms. 
  •       Eliminate added sugar, soft drinks, all packaged sweets and juices (including fruit juices). Eat whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense, nourishing foods. Prioritize grass fed and pastured meats and eggs, wild-caught seafood, and vegetables. Enjoy fruit, nuts, and seeds in moderation.
  •      Avoid foods that will harm us by causing systemic inflammation, wrecking our guts, or derailing our natural metabolic processes. Abstain from toxic, pro-inflammatory foods like gluten-containing grains, legumes and sugar.

What to avoid
  • Grains, such as wheat, oats and barley
  • Legumes, such as beans, lentils, peanuts and peas
  • Dairy products
  • Refined sugar (some consider even the honey and dates forbidden)
  • Salt
  • Potatoes
  • Highly processed foods in general

What to eat
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Lean meats, especially grass-fed animals or wild ones
  • Fish, especially those rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mackerel and tuna
  • Oils from fruits and nuts, such as olive oil or walnut oil, coconut oil



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