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Can The Paleo Diet Help You To Improve Your Health?

Guest post by Suz:

Have you ever considered that the very foods we’re told are healthy, might actually be quite the opposite? The Paleo Diet is gaining a huge following, yet turns conventional wisdom on its head.

At its core, Paleo promotes eating real, whole, unprocessed foods. Meat should be grass-fed and good quality. Fish shouldn’t be farmed, rather wild, line caught. Where possible, fruit and vegetables should be organic, local and seasonal. Avoid caged eggs, and instead go for organic, free-range eggs.

All sounds good so far, but what’s missing? Paleo excludes grains (bread, pasta and rice for example), legumes (beans and soy products) and dairy, as these contain many components that are relatively new in human history – and which evidence suggests we just do not handle very well. Grains contain things like Lectins, gluten and phytates, which seem to cause many problems.

Fortunately the popularity of Paleo means there are many personal examples of how following this way of eating has transformed the health of many.

Many people find breakfast a concern, since of course, traditional breakfast includes very un Paleo food, such as toast, pastries, cereal (in no-fat milk) and sugar laden juices. So what can you have for a Paleo Breakfast? Fortunately there are countless options. Omelettes are a great start to the day, but if you don’t have time, try using a crockpot to make a breakfast casserole.

How to start? Some people take the gradual approach, slowly start cutting down on grains, before giving them up altogether. I’d recommend going all in – why not try a Paleo diet, strictly, for 30 days. If you don’t feel any better afterwards, you can go back to what you did before – no loss. But alternatively, you might find a renewed health you didn’t know was possible.

 

Guest Post by Suz from The Paleo Network at http://paleo.com.au  Suz blogs about all aspects of the Paleo Diet on the Paleo Network (http://paleo.com.au)

 

 

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