Leading a Paleo lifestyle might be out of reach for today’s modern family, but imitating a Paleolithic diet through contemporary food choices is entirely possible and extremely beneficial to one’s health. Here are 3 reasons why it is important to consider a Paleolithic diet.
Paleo Diet has Numerous Health Benefits
The Paleo Diet, when followed correctly, exhibits many health benefits for the modern family. When infertility is dramatically increasing in our society, The Paleo Diet stands to promote fertility and even cure some of the debilitating syndromes associated with infertility like PCOS. By simply following Paleolithic principles, fertility can be increased and a healthy pregnancy achieved and maintained.
Obesity has become one of the leading causes of death in our country but following The Paleo Diet ensures weight loss and restoration of a healthy physical body, evening out of hormones and restoring balance, even eliminating many of today’s most deadly diseases. You will look and feel your best on a Paleo Diet!
Acne has become prevalent in our society, and is mainly a westernized disorder. This can be attributed in large part to the unhealthy diets of so many Americans today. Eliminating acne-causing foods from our diet has recently been proven to eliminate the unsightly condition that so many of our young people suffer from. Acne and diet are most certainly related.
Elimination of Hidden Toxins
Many foods that are considered “health-foods” in our society contain hidden toxins that are doing our bodies more harm than good by causing numerous diseases and ailments including autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer. The Paleo Diet eliminates grains (yes – even whole grains), dairy, and legumes: primary food groups that contain hidden toxins contributing to vast amounts of disease in our society. Although two entire food groups are eliminated from a Paleolithic diet, an exceptionally high macronutrient content is maintained and Paleo diets are not deficient in any trace nutrients or minerals.
Prevention of Disease
Cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer are just a few of the many diseases that experts believe and studies have shown are linked to the foods we consume as a country. High amounts of carbohydrates and toxins found in dairy and grains are promoting these diseases throughout our society. Disease prevention is on the minds of many individuals and on the forefront of the healthcare industry in this country. Studies have long shown that a diet high in lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats promotes the prevention of disease. The Paleo Diet takes this one step further by eliminating known toxins from our bodies that contribute to these diseases. By consuming only what the human body was designed to consume, we are doing ourselves a favor and ensuring a healthy, prosperous life.
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3 Reasons to Consider Going Paleo
By Emily Moon, contributing writer – Nutrition