Does The Paleo Diet Work?

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Today, our diet contains refined foods, sugar and trans fats which may cause health issues like diabetes, cancer, obesity, heart issues, infertility and depression in the long run.

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When you shift towards natural foods which provide you antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, you may decrease your risks of suffering many ailments. That is the rough idea behind the paleo diet.

This diet recommends eating eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds fish, meat and healthy oils like olive oil and coconut oil. This diet recommends avoiding the intake of grains, dairy, potatoes, sugar, salt, legumes and vegetable oils.

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This diet is said to offer certain benefits. They are: stable blood sugar, glowing skin and teeth, fat loss, better sleep, good energy levels, better immunity and prevention of many infections, health issues and allergies.


Guideline #1

This diet contains less carbohydrates, moderate levels of protein and enough of fat. There are no rules on portion control.


Guideline #2

This diet recommends consuming enough of saturated fat from sources like butter and coconut oil. also olive oil can be used in salads.


Guideline #3

Protein sources of this diet include eggs, meat, fish and pork. But ensure that you get them from good and reliable sources.


Guideline #4

Consume enough of fresh vegetables. You can either eat them raw or cook them. Even sweet potatoes can be consumed in this diet.


Guideline #5

This diet recommends reducing the intake of nuts and fruits. It recommends eating fruits like berries which don't contain too much of sugar.


Guideline #6

Stay away from legumes and grains like wheat, rice, oats, corn, peanuts, soy, beans and even peas.


Guideline #7

Stay away from all sources of sugar like soft drinks, juices, sweets and so on. Refined sugar is the enemy of this diet.


Guideline #8

Except butter, all other dairy products are eliminated. So, milk and coffee are not part of this diet.


Guideline #9

It is recommended to eat only when hungry instead of blindly eating on time every day. If you feel like skipping a meal, never feel guilty about it as this diet recommends doing things in a natural way.


Guideline #10

Ensure that your workouts are short but intense. Never over train as going with the flow of your body intelligence proves better both in diet and exercise matters.

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Story first published: Friday, February 19, 2016, 14:00 [IST]
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