Paleo Diet: How Does It Work?

 Paleo Diet: How Does It Work?

The Paleo Diet’s popularity increased a lot in the last several years. This diet is based on eating food that the caveman would eat, so it bases on simple fresh food. The main things to eat on this diet are lots of protein for energy-meat, fish, eggs, fruits and a lot of vegetables.

How Does Paleo Diet Work?

Nuts and seeds are also essential for this diet. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate only this kind of food and they had really strong and healthy bodies free of diseases and obesity. Following this type of diet can lead to losing weight, and increased energy and vitality without calorie count. The main foods to be avoided during this diet are processed foods and sugars, dairy, and legumes.

List of paleo diet and foods

Here below is a detailed list of paleo-allowed and forbidden foods:

Paleo Allowed

  • Meat: Beef, turkey, chicken, lamb, veal, duck, buffalo, and pork.
  • Seafood: Tuna, Salmon, Cod, Mussels, Shrimp, and Lobster.
  • Vegetables: Asparagus, Avocado, Carrots, Spinach, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Eggplant, Kale, and Lettuce.
  • Healthy Oils: Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, and Flaxseed oil
  • Nuts&Seeds: Macadamia, Walnuts, Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Pecans, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Cashews, and Pine nuts.
  • Fruits: Avocados, Apples, Kiwi, Bananas, Watermelon, Blueberries, Grapes, Oranges, Raspberries, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Cherries, and Pineapple.

Forbidden Foods

  • Dairy: all dairy is forbidden-butter, cheese, cottage cheese, milk, dairy spreads, cream cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.
  • Legumes: all kinds of beans-black, kidney, adzuki, navy, pinto, white, etc, peas, chickpeas, peanuts, miso, lentils, soybeans, tofu, etc.
  • Sodas, juices and energy drinks, and alcohol: Coca-Cola, Sprite, Pepsi, fruit juices, Red Bull, Starbucks drinks, vodka, beer, rum, whiskey, etc.
  • Grains: bread sandwiches, oatmeal, crackers, all kinds of pasta, corn, wheat, seitan, flours.
  • Refined sugars: candy bars, chocolates, agave nectar, brown sugar, white sugar.

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Priya writes about women's health and yoga & meditation and loves exploring different places and clicking on natural landscapes when she is not working. She has been in the industry for over five years and has worked with different insurance companies and health startups.

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