The Importance Of The Paleo Diet

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hat is the Paleo Diet?
Like any truly practical eating plan, the Paleo is more of a way of life and not used to be a short-term solution to lose a quick few pounds. It is based on the idea that people have been around for over 2 thousand years and, for most of them, endured as hunters and gatherers. Only lately (about 10,000 years ago) did we start including elements like grains, legumes and dairy products seriously into our daily diets, which is not enough time to adapt to them as staple foods.
So the main idea is very easy: eat the way a hunter/gatherer would. You should try to eat stuff you would come across in nature that are consumable without a lot of processing. These items include:
Lean meat
Fish
Eggs
Vegetables
Root vegetables
Fruits & berries
Nuts/seeds
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Particularly, the view that you should not eat grain or milk does not sit well with a lot of people. Let me explain…
Grains, beans and potatoes (GBP) were usually not eaten by hunter/gatherer tribes mostly due to the fact that they are toxic when eaten raw. Cooking reduces, but does not totally destroy the harmful toxins so it is best to stay away from them absolutely. Other than being harmful (as if that was not enough), GBP are usually high-calorie, low in nutrients and cause your glucose levels to spike (which is not good) because of their higher glycemic index.
Okay, so no grains, beans or potatoes because they are not nutritious and actually harmful. So what about milk? You can drink raw milk - it cannot be that bad for you, right?
Not totally. Milk products are a different creature. Milk and dairy items were not introduced until the advent of farming about 10,000 years ago. Consider these thoughts for a minute…
Humans are: the only mammal that drinks milk as adults the only mammal that drinks other animal's

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