The Basics of the Paleo Diet
The Paleo diet takes us back to the days before the Agricultural Revolution, more than 300 generations ago. The way that our busy lifestyles are today, we tend to rely on more convenience foods than anything else. Frozen dinners are an example of convenience foods but as we know, those are very high in sodium and not good to eat all the time.
The Paleo diet encourages everyone to eat foods that contain beneficial nutrients. These foods include vegetables, fresh fruits, meats and seafood. These foods contain a great deal of phytochemicals, soluble fiber, monosaturated fats, antioxidant vitamins and Omega-3. The diet excludes foods that are not healthy including grains, salt, processed foods, refined sugars, trans fat and high glycemic carbohydrates.
The Paleo diet encourages everyone to stay away from dairy and grain products and instead replace them with fresh fruits and vegetables. There is several health benefits associated with this diet. Because the diet is high in fiber, Omega 3 and protein, it can assist in preventing Metabolic Syndrome. It can also help with preventing diabetes.