Billebon is all hearts for body positivity, but we equally believe in the fact that your soul dwells in your body, and this is the temple you should always take care of. Physical fitness is not only important for your physical well-being but also your mental health. An unfit body houses an unfit mind, thus physical fitness should be a vital part of every individual’s regime.
A few months ago, we had highlighted both intermittent fasting and the keto diet and tried understanding the positives and negatives of these.
Today let's thoroughly analyze the new talk of the town diet plan – the Paleo diet.
In a general scenario, the paleo diet is a diet plan modeled according to the eating patterns of prehistoric humans. Can this food pattern work for modern men? Let’s find out.
What is a Paleo diet?
It is a diet plan designed according to the food items that would have been eaten approx. 10,000 to 2.5 million to years ago in the Paleolithic era. This diet consists of nuts and seeds, vegetables, fruits, lean meat, and fish – basically food that could be hunted or garnered. The paleo diet restricts dairy products, grains, and legumes as these were introduced by farming which became popular 10,000 years ago.
One thing for sure, this diet plan is unique from the other diet regimes owing to the human timeline it comes from.
The simple goal of this diet is to align modern men’s eating habits with the early men. Paleo diet reasons that the modern diet that emerged with farming is mismatched with the human genetic. This reasoning is called the discordance hypothesis.
As farming emerged, it added grains, legumes, and dairy products as a staple food to the human diet. These late yet quick changes in the human diet surpassed the body’s ability to acclimatize, as per the hypothesis. This genetic unalignment of the body with modern foods is believed to be a triggering factor for body conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
Reasons to switch to a paleo diet
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What can you eat?
In simpler terms, let's see what you can eat when on a paleo diet. The recommendation and strictness vary among commercial paleo diets, but prima facie the Do’s are the same.
- Nuts and seeds
- Fish such as tuna, mackerel, and salmon are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
- Oils obtained from fruits or nuts such as walnut oil or olive oil.
- Lean meat
What you cannot eat?
- Highly processed foods, obviously.
- Grains such as oats, barley, and wheat
- Refined sugar
- Dairy products
- Legumes such as peas, lentils, beans, and peanuts
Several clinical trials have conducted a comparative study between the paleo diet, the Mediterranean diet, and the Diabetes diet. It is found that the paleo diet has an upper hand on the other diets owing to the following reasons –
- Higher appetite management
- Diminished triglycerides
- Enhanced blood pressure control
- Better glucose tolerance
- Higher weight loss
However, longer trials need to be conducted amongst larger groups to understand the long-term positives and negatives of the paleo diet.Lastly, do not forget to check out our sexy collection of 2 piece nighty for women!