Top 10 benefits of a Paleo Diet

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 18, 2013

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Paleo diet includes real foods in the right portion which keeps the hunger hormones balanced and the blood sugar levels even. There are several benefits of switching to paleo diet.
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    Paleo Diet

    The main idea behind paleo diet is to eat like our ancestors did. It includes real foods in the right portion which keeps the hunger hormones balanced and the blood sugar levels even. There are several benefits of switching to paleo diet.

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    More Energy

    Paleo diet chooses right food for every occasion ensuring maximum energy from every meal. Someone following a strict paleo diet regime doesn’t need to drink energy drinks. The diet itself provides ample energy, much more than the modern diets.

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    Weight Loss

    Another benefit of switching to paleo diet is the gradual weight loss it offers. Since Paleo diet includes only what is healthy and necessary, the body get everything that is required and only in the right amount leading to change in weight towards optimal.

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    Better Immunity

    The main focus of paleo diet is to avoid foods that can potentially harm your health. The paleo diet makes it easy to avoid crap foods by giving you a simple blueprint, only eat what a caveman would be able to eat. It improves the immune response and the overall health.

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    Mental Health

    Paleo diet includes only natural sources of protein and fat like cold water fish; ideally wild-caught salmon. Salmon is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids which contains DHA which in turn is considered good for the heart, eyes, and most importantly for brain development and functioning

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    Healthy Gut

    Too much of processed food and stress can cause harm to the gut health by causing inflammation within the intestinal tract. Paleo diet not only fulfils all the nutritional requirements of the body, but it also saves the body from a poor gut health.

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    The paleo diet suggests eating foods that you’ve adapted the ability to digest over thousands of years.  Since our bodies are already adapted to digesting such foods, there is no risk of a poor digestion after switching to paleo diet.

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    All Muscle, Less Fat

    Paleo diet is based on natural sources of protein resulting in more and improved muscles. The mole muscles you have the more energy your body will send to the muscles cell rather than fat cell.

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    Limited Fructose

    The paleo diet works according to the fact that human body digests fructose in a way different than it digests carbohydrates. It includes easy digesting fruits in the right quantity keeping the fructose content to reasonable amount.


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    Less Allergies

    Some people are allergic to certain kind of foods like seeds and dairy products. This has been a common problem with the modern diet as it doesn’t go well without such crucial foods. However paleo diet recommends avoiding such foods for a month or two.

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    Complete Diet

    A paleo diet constitutes of healthy vegetables and fruits as its main foods depend on the season and the requirement. Regardless of the foods you choose for your paleo diet, it will ensure that you get all the nutrition your body needs.

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