What is Paleo?
Paleo is everywhere. The books, the blogs, even the celebrity endorsement. With it being such a trend in the past year, and remaining in the spotlight, it is impossible to avoid Paleo. So what exactly is Paleo? Is it another diet that requires the self-control that only monks possess? Do you have to obsessively count calories every day? The answer to these questions is no! The Paleo diet is much easier to adopt as a lifestyle than traditional calorie-counting diets, therefore it is easier to maintain without relapses. The basic rule of Paleo is to eat like our ancestors once did, avoiding foods that have been processed or refined, such as dairy and grains. This is a very basic understanding to Paleo, and is easy to remember at the grocery store; however, there is a well-researched and established behind the Paleo lifestyle and the benefits that come from it.
Paleo is healthy because it is the only lifestyle that works with genetics to help you stay lean, get strong, and boost energy. By cutting out the refined foods of our modern diet, you can reduce the risk of degenerative diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, depression, and Alzheimer’s. Research and studies show that diets rich in Monosaturated and Omega-3 fats reduce these instances of degenerative diseases. Fat? Saturated? Isn’t that the opposite of what consists of a healthy diet? No, these are in fact what we call good fats. Fats that encourage lean muscle growth, as well as revitalize metabolisms. Monosaturated fats are found in a variety of foods and oils. It can actually improve blood cholesterol; Omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial to your heart. Best place to get it? Fish! And the Paleo diet of course…
The Paleo diet – let’s build one!
Support strong muscles
Optimal immune function
Satisfaction between meals
Fruits and Vegetables
Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, & minerals
Found in nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, fish oil, and grass-fed meat
Still skeptical? Think about it in simpler terms: Why put things into our body that our body was not meant to process? By doing so, there are negative effects on our metabolism, appearance, and overall health. Take charge of your own health by making active and conscious decisions about what you put into your body!