Evolution is a natural process and an inevitable happening. Though from the neolithic and paleolithic age, human race has progressed into what we are today, little changes have happened in our body structure and bodily functioning. When new age eating and living habits are considered to be the root of all diseases and bodily injuries happening to us, we are forced to look back to the days when there were less diseases and more healthy communities. This looking back has brought in newer insights on better and improved diets and eating habits that can foster health and fitness without having to forgo tasty food.
The magic diet
The paleolithic diet or the paleo diet as it is popularly known is a walk back into the prehistoric days. It is an attempt to mimic the eating habits of the caveman, as science convinces us that no major change has been brought ever since in our digestive system. The paleo diet aims to eat what the cavemen ate by hunting and plucking from the dense forests he dwelled in. It does not ask us to make our platter free of meat, fish or nuts. Only whole grains, cereals and dairy products have to be left out from our daily food. In short, if the caveman didn’t have it then, you can’t have it now. And if he did, you too can, Simple as that.
The paleo diet not only promises toned down bodies, but it also ensures better health and a muscular body by just eating right. Though the word diet accompanies paleo, it does not advocate staying hungry. Paleo diet is all about eating until you are full and content. The trick is to avoid all those food that are cultivated by humans. Before settling down and civilizing, agriculture was not rampant and whole grains and cereals were not part of the human diet. It is this practice of having included whole grains and their products into our diets that caused obesity and overweight a common menace or an unavoidable evil among humans.
What to avoid
A no sugar diet is the key to a healthy lifestyle. When people switched to diets with no sugar or no processed food substances, it was found to work miracles on their health too. The whole grains and cereals are sources of sugar which gets converted into fat instantly. If these are omitted, the chance of fat development in our bodies reduces considerably. The sugars available from fruits do no harm and the best source of body sugar content.
Grains and cereals are also providers of huge amounts of carbohydrates which is not necessary for the functioning of the human body. Cutting out on the carbohydrates can therefore do no harm and in turn it only serves good. When there is less carbohydrate intake, there is less glucose content in our blood. This means more fat should be burned ensuring a muscular body and improved fitness.
The same is with the dairy products. Only humans consume dairy products all their life. No other species of animals consume milk after a certain level of growth. Human body is not suited for this intake and staying away from it can do no harm but only good.
Paleo diet encourages the eating of meat, vegetables, fruits, leaves, oils, eggs, nuts and tubers till your hunger is quenched and you are full. This diet regime has been finding wide spread acceptance all over the world and has had good results on its serious practitioners. So, instead of staying hungry and foolish by depending on difficult diet regimes, eat till your stomach and heart is filled and stay healthy and fit even then. Which sounds better???