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Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet (Paleo is short for Paleolithic) is founded on the notion that a healthy diet should only contain foods that humans have been "genetically programmed" to digest since the dawn of time.

Benefits Of Paleo Diet

A Paleo Diet is said to have numerous advantages for your health. Fruits and vegetables are known for their high fiber content, helping to aid digestion and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

The Paleo Diet also insists on grass-fed and lean meats, known for containing essential mono- and polyunsaturated fats. These "good" fats tend to be crammed with antioxidants and vitamins A, E and C, which strengthen blood vessels, protect the immune system and soften skin.

It's Celiac-Friendly

Paleo Diet followers naturally consume less of the foods that contain gluten and casein, two allergens known to cause immunological responses in those who are allergic to them. Casein is usually found in dairy. Gluten is found in wheat. And neither of these allergy-causing proteins are found in a Paleo diet.

Improved Athletic Performance

Some athletes rely on carb-loading before a marathon or other physically demanding race. According to the masterminds behind the Paleo plan, it's possible to train your body to break down fat for energy more efficiently. Ultimately, blood sugar levels can be retained within normal ranges during exercise, and many triathletes have actually reported improved athletic performance by adopting the caveman-esque program.

A Healthier, Slimmer You

The removal of packaged and process foods can lead to immediate weight loss and a boost in your overall health. Paleo dieters are permitted to eat unlimited amounts of carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables, these nutrients which are typically of a low-glycemic index. By maintaining a diet with foods that have a low-glycemic index, you'll experience balanced blood sugar, blood lipid and insulin levels. What does that mean for you? No more sugar crashes, sweet cravings and late night binges.

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