The Paleo diet is based on the optimal health of humans, that they should consume whole unprocessed food that are less harmful to our bodies.
Because the general idea is to eat a diet that resembles the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors, it is also called ‘The caveman diet‘.
Everything else is to be avoided. Eat whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense, nourishing foods. This is the list of food you can eat on Paleo diet:
In Paleo diet, you should eat meat but, prioritize grass-fed and pastured meats. Large grazing animals should be the foundation of your diet, and they should eat mainly grass. Eat more meat from undomesticated species, and when you do eat domesticated meat, choose those raised in the wildest conditions.
The difference is mostly in food that these animals eat. Free ranging chickens spend their days foraging for insects to eat, but this is not the food that they eat in fabrics. The same goes for your eggs: for the richest, delicious, and nutritious yolks, choose eggs from free ranging hens.
2. Olive oil
In order to our bodies to function properly, healthy fats are essential. This is very important, especially for brain development, cell regeneration, and mental stability. It is highly on the list of polarizing ingredients are olive oil and avocados. But there are many questions about whether olive oil is a healthy choice.
Olive oil helps to lower your total cholesterol and LDL- bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) levels and to controls levels of insulin because it has a lot of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs).
3. Fruits and vegetables
Incorporate generous amounts of fresh or frozen vegetable and consume a moderate amount of fruits low in sugar, like berries. Vegetables with a high starch content have low nutritional value in comparison to a number of starches, carbs and sugars they contain, for examples squashes and potatoes, should not be eaten.
And if you plan to lose some weight on this diet, focus more on the vegetables allowed on the paleo diet and cut back on your fruit intake. One serving of fruit a day is perfect.
4. Nuts and seeds
The best seeds that you can eat in paleo diet are almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and pecans. But as cashews are high in fat and it’s incredibly easy to eat an entire jar of them in one sitting so be careful. Just limit a number of nuts you are eating and don’t eat too much.
5. Seafood and fish
Fish and seafood still often can be found for sale in its wild forms, and are is highly nutritious. But however, a great deal of popular seafood is farmed, from shrimp to tilapia. Like industrially farmed meat, seafood is also farmed on a large scales. Many species of wild seafood, mainly from burning coal, are considered dangerous to eat. If they are farmed, we must explore if they contain toxins or high mercury levels, and search for an alternative.