Why Is The Paleo Diet So Popular?
We hear about so many miracle diets on almost a daily basis, righ? But we guarantee you know at least one person who’s convinced the Paleo diet really works. Well, what’s the so-called “caveman diet” all about? We’ll give you all the Paleo diet facts, and you can decide if it’s for you!
According to the diet’s official website, Paleo is “based upon everyday, modern foods that mimic the food groups of our pre-agricultural, hunter-gatherer ancestors.”
This diet involves sticking strictly to consuming only the foods our hunter-gatherer precursors ate: fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, and nuts. Say goodbye to grains, dairy, and sugar.
Is it really worth it?
Some people argue that a diet that was healthy back in the Stone Age isn’t the best choice for your health today. But even though you’re eliminating lots of food groups, the food you can still eat is delicious. The recipes out there are surprising, too. There are millions of blogs and cookbooks dedicated to helping you cook Paleo-friendly meals that taste great.
What makes Paleo different from all the other diets that are “in” at the moment is this: Paleo is much more than just a temporary change, it’s a way of life. And if your goal is to live a healthier lifestyle, it may be worth looking into it.
Paleo and you
This diet tackles how you act and what you do. During the Stone Age, cavemen were extremely active since hunting and gathering were their only ways of acquiring food. According to Dr. Levi Harrison, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and expert on exercise: “The Paleo diet can improve one’s athletic opportunity for success by eating foods that are fresh, lean, rich in Omega-3 fats and free of highly processed sugars, fat, dairy, dyes, chemicals, hormones or salt.”
As Latinas accustomed to tortillas, pupusas, arepas, cachapas, pan blanco, and so on, this diet and lifestyle can be a pretty big challenge. But if you’re really looking for a change, maybe this option is for you! If you’re curious about trying Paleo, talk to your doctor before starting any kind of diet or making a drastic nutritional change.