Facts On The Caveman AKA Paleo Diet
While the Paleo or the Caveman diet sounds simple people often remain confused about exactly what they should eat. This plan is very different from rigid diets that curtail the diet very specifically. This isn’t about eating only one food, or avoiding a specific food. This is a lifestyle change in which the dieter must give up those foods, which are not organic and don’t digest easily.
What You Can Live (Better) Without
The first item on the list of foods to avoid on the Paleo or Caveman diet is refined sugar. This is harder than most think starting out. Sugar in some form or another is hidden in many foods, including meat products such sausage. A good rule is in looking at the ingredients check for anything ending in “ose”. Chances are good this is actually a form of glucose, fructose, sucrose, maltose and galactose all of which are sugars in disguise. Along with sugar avoid cereal grains. Grain make cheap food, but they aren’t digested easily and are used in foods with empty calories. Dairy as isn’t necessary to the diet is also eliminated. Legumes including peanuts are avoided as these drive up insulin production. The same is true of potatoes and refined vegetable oils. Avoid too much salt. Most people will take in enough salt through food, so the generous helpings heaped on modern foods are unnecessary.
What Can You Eat On The Paleo Diet?
The best part of any diet is what’s on the menu. Fresh fruits and vegetables, especially leafy vegetables are found in this diet. Nuts and seeds with the exception of legumes. Eggs are on the diet, but only those from pasteurized chickens if possible. Grass-produced meats are allowed, but not meats that aren’t organically raised. Fish and seafood are a part of this diet with no restrictions. Oils found listed on this diet include olive, coconut, flax-seed, walnut, macadamia, and avocado.
Example of a Paleo or Caveman Diet Breakfast
The Paleo Breakfast can be fast and easy with three free-range eggs, diced poultry, peppers, mushrooms and broccoli. Using these ingredients makes an ordinary omelet using olive oil. This meal is high in protein and will offer the perfect energy boost to start the day.