The Paleo Diet

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The Paleo Diet

Paleo philosophy is based around eating wholesome, present foods from certain food groups. The diet mirrors the diets of caveman during the agricultural days.
Foods that are allowed in the diet are fresh and no strictly no processed foods. Fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, vegetables, sea-foods, fresh foods, avocado, coconut, walnut and flaxseeds are allowed in this diet.
Processed foods, sugars, pasta, cereals, sweets/chocolate and legumes are not allowed in this diet.

Advantages

• No trans fat which will reduce the risk of getting heart disease
• Lean protein promotes healthy bones and immune functioning
• Allows you to have as much fruit and vegetable as you wants.
• Scientific research suggests that diets high in monounsaturated and omega 3 fats dramatically reduce the instances of; cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
• Reduce the risk of chronic disease
• Helps stabilize blood sugar level

Disadvantage

• Excludes two main food groups: grains and diaries
• Low in calcium can result in osteoporosis

My thoughts on the Paleo Diet

The Paleo is based on caveman during agricultural times where the average life expectancy was 35. I’m not sure we can fully adapt this this kind of diet on the generation of today. There are some good benefits with the diet and reduces key risks, however, I believe this can be done by promoting a balanced and healthy diet. I’m not keen on leaving out two main food groups. Breads and pasta have a purpose in our day to day diets, eliminating them completely isn’t healthy.

List of foods which need to be used in the Paleo diet

Meats

Chicken
Poultry
Fish- Lobster, Salmon, Clams, Shrimp,
Pork
Steak
Bacon
Ground Beef/ Grass Fed Beef
Lamb rack
Venison steaks
Rabbit
Goat

Vegetables

Asparagus
Avocado
Brussels sprouts
Carrot
Celery
Spinach
Peppers
Egg plant
Green Onions
Parsley
Cauliflower
Zucchini
Cabbage
Sweet Potatoes*
Yawn
Butternut squash*

Oils

Coconut oil
Olive oil
Avocado oil
Grass fed butter
Macadamia oil

Nuts

Almonds
Brazil
Pine nuts
Pecans
Hazelnuts
Cashew
Pumpkin Seeds
Walnuts
Macadamia nuts

Fruit

Berries
Papaya
Peaches
Plums
Apple
Mango
Grapes
Lemon
Lime
Strawberries
Watermelon
Pineapple
Figs
Bananas*
Oranges
Tangerine
Grapefruit

Foods with * next to them are higher in starch limit the amount consumed in one day.

Few meal ideas for the Paleo diet

Breakfast-

Omelet Spinach and mushrooms made with coconut oil

Snacks-
Handful of nuts
Sliced grapefruit

Lunch-
Salmon avocado salad with a tea spoon of olive oil

Snack-
Sliced peppers with guacamole

Dinner-
Grilled chicken, vegetables and half roasted sweet potatoe

Breakfast

Omelet with bacon and avocado

Snack
Fresh berries

Lunch-
Butternut squash with grilled chicken salad with pine nuts

Snack-
Fruit and nut salad

Dinner
Steak with Leafy Vegetables

Breakfast-

Scrambled eggs with salmon and spinach

Snack-
Handful of nuts

Lunch-

Shrimp salad

Snack-
Figs and berry blast fruit bowl

Dinner-

Venison steak with salad and sweet potatoes wedges

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