What Is the Paleo Diet?
Paleo diet can be defined as a diet that is done as if you are a man cave. Some of reasons behind the idea of Paleo diet is a lot of food that sold in stores today contain preservatives, artificial sweeteners and several other chemicals. One of the effects caused from consuming these foods is gaining weight rapidly. But compared to human life in ancient times where foodstuffs obtained from the hunting and gathering from natural resources, which is definitely more fresh, and healthy.
You only eat unprocessed food
In running the paleo diet, we only consume unprocessed foods, except which was bottled. The advantage is that you already eliminate the possibility of preservatives, food colorings, and artificial sugar in your foods. Of course it also makes your food taste better, and richer in essential nutrients for the body.
Another rule in this diet is that you should not consume food that comes from plantation crops, such as legumes, grains, dairy and wheat. Salt and refined sugar are also prohibited. The reason behind it is because our ancestors were hunters not farmers.
One of the misconception about the Paleo diet is that we will only consume meats. Though in the diet, we also eat fruit and vegetables. For meats, we are advised to choose lean meats, such as fish and skinless chicken. The combination of healthy diet is very beneficial in improving the health of our body, while increasing the absorption of important nutrients into the body.
Some people who have been doing this diet, claimed to have felt the following benefits:
- Reduced allergies
- Increased fitness and muscle growth
- Sustained weight loss
- Less or no bloating
- Improved mood
- Mental clarity
- Clearer skin
- Improved sleep
Paleo Diet Recipes for Breakfast or Dinner
For those of you who are interested in this diet, here are three Paleo diet recipes that you can try in your home.
1. Baked Salmon
6 ounce fillets salmon
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1. Mix parsley, lemon juice, pepper, basil, olive oil and garlic in a bowl.
2. Place salmon in a baking dish, and pour the marinade into it.
3. Store in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
4. Wrap salmon in aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes until cooked well.
2. Green Eggs
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 large kale leaves
Place kale leaves and eggs in a blender
Mix on high speed until smooth
Heat oil in a frying pan
Pour beaten eggs in the pan
Cook a bit, then scramble it
3. Beef with Broccoli
1 lb. boneless chuck roast, thinly sliced
½ cup beef stock
1 tbsp. tapioca starch
3 cloves garlic, minced
⅓ cup honey
⅓ cup coconut aminos
1 apple, thinly sliced
3 cups broccoli florets
1. Place chuck roast, beef stock, sliced apple, garlic, honey, and coconut aminos in a slow cooker.
2. Cook for 4 to 5 hours.
3. When the time is up, add tapioca starch and broccoli.
4. Stir well and cook for another 30 min.
For those of you who are very interested in the Paleo diet and want to get more information and recipes, then perhaps the following books will help you in answering your desire.