A paleolithic or ‘paleo’ diet is known to be one of the healthiest ways you can eat, as it follows the methods our ancestors once followed. This doesn’t mean you have to go hunting or go into the woods in search of berries and tubers- it basically means you eat everything in their purest forms while pressing pause on your love for processed foods. Research says that consuming fruits, vegetables, leaves, eggs, nuts, berries, seeds, fish, and meat in their unprocessed forms can shower you with startling health benefits. Check out what a paleo diet can do to your body
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1. Keeps Your Brain Healthy
Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in keeping your brain healthy and sharp, and also contributes towards brain development. Cold water fish, especially salmon is known to be one of the best sources of omega-3s and protein according to the paleo diet. Other sources include pasture-raised eggs, chicken, and meat. These foods are also known to keep your eyes and heart healthy.
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2. Keeps Your Body Lean
Following a paleo diet will help you cut down fat and improve your muscles The muscles in your body will increase your metabolism, which would in turn help shrink the fat cells. Due to genetics, many people have less metabolism than others, which would make them pack pounds faster- this can be rectified with the help of the paleo diet.
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3. Regulates Digestion
Sugar and trans fats are hugely responsible for hindering the digestion process. The chemicals that you ingest through processed foods too play a huge role in putting your gut in trouble. As paleo diet excludes complex sugars and processed food, your tummy would stay healthy and free from infections.
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4. Gives You Your Daily Dose Of Vitamins And Minerals
Paleo diet is the best diet you can follow if you want to keep things balanced. Since it involves vegetables, fruits, nuts, berries, and unprocessed eggs, chicken, meat, and fish, you will receive all the required nutrients from a single diet. Due to these benefits, following a paleo diet is often compared to eating a rainbow.
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5. Keeps Allergies Under Check
Paleo diet also revolves around cutting down foods and ingredients that act as common allergens. This diet is perfect for people who are lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant, or allergic to peanuts as it mostly avoids dairy products, whole grains, and legumes (peanut is a legume). It’s not because these products are bad. It’s just that there are better quality foods that can keep you fit.
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6. Reduces Inflammation
Many studies have observed how inflammations play a major role in causing cardiovascular diseases. One of best parts about paleo diet is how it mostly includes foods that are anti-inflammatory.
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7. Improves Glucose Tolerance
Going the paleo way can also help you prevent insulin resistance and improve your glucose metabolism, which in turn will keep chronic diseases like diabetes at bay. Additionally, paleo diet is one of the best diets to opt for if you have been diagnosed with diabetes as it can effectively control your blood sugar levels.
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8. Boosts Immunity
As vegetables, fruits, and fish form an important part of the paleo diet, it could considerably enhance your immune system. Paleo diet will help strengthen your body, and fight off germs and viruses more effectively.