Paleo diet
Is the PALEO diet a fad or not?

A Paleo diet requires people to eat foods similar to those available to humans during the Paleolithic period, which dates from 10,000 to 2.5 million years ago, according to the Mayo Clinic.

This diet includes foods that you would be able to get by hunting and gathering-as if you were in the Paleolithic age. They can be foods like lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Research has found that by following a Paleo diet, you can see positive changes in your waist size, blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar.

Some more benefits of the Paleo diet include:

-You are more likely to eat a clean diet without additives, preservatives, or chemicals.
-There are anti-inflammatory benefits from the plant nutrients in fruits, vegetables, oils, nuts, and seeds.
-If you are eating more red meat, you will get more iron.
-You may see improved satiety — a feeling of fullness between meals, due to the higher intake of protein and fats.
-Many people lose weight primarily due to the limited food choices.

Another study published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease involved people who already had metabolic syndrome. After just two weeks, Paleo dieters saw a greater improvement in heart disease risk factors than those who followed a mainstream health-oriented diet.
Talk to your primary doctor to see if this diet will work for your health and lifestyle.

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