Interested in Having a Good Healthy Diet?

Interested in Having a Good Healthy Diet?

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With more and more people becoming aware of the benefits of having a good balanced diet, and increasing interest in more specific plans such as the paleo diet recipes, the healthy food industry has mushroomed recently.  If you are looking for a great, and reliable, source of information then Living Well might be just what you’re looking for.

Primal Living
Living Well have a mass of information on things such as primal living and how the Paleo Diet is incorporated into the concept of primal living.  Primal living, just to briefly explain, is the principle by which people follow a diet and exercise plan which is based on nature and natural products. For those not so familiar with the Paleo Diet, or Caveman diet as it’s sometimes known as, this diet is based on the premise that we should eat only what we can hunt or forage, exactly as our ancestors the caveman did, hence the nickname.  This may sound extreme to some, and it’s reasonable to argue that we live in a different environment to that we lived in as cavemen.  This has led to some alternative Paleo Diets, or quasi Paleo Diets, which also include things we farm in their definition.

Burn Fat
Following a Paleo Diet, or even quasi Paleo Diet, will result in a general improvement in our eating habits, we will be more satiated thus feel the need to snack less.  A dramatic reduction in carbohydrates due to less bread being eaten, and things like fries, cakes and chips being eliminated altogether, will result in less sugar intake.  This helps the body to burn more calories, and with the help of certain nutrients found in things like eggs, the body will increases its capability for burning fat.

Calorie Counting
On the subject of calories, and calorie counting, most people find this tiresome and troublesome.  But, if your goal is weight loss then it is kind of essential, at least to some extent. It could be a good idea to have relatively consistent breakfasts and lunches, so your calorie intake during the day is pretty consistent, leaving you only to worry about the evening meal and the calories in it.

To Supplement Or Not
Another topic that often comes up with Paleo and quasi Paleo Diets is the matter of supplements.  Whilst it’s true to say it’s preferable to get your intake of vitamins and minerals naturally, from fruit and vegetables, it’s also wise to consider at least getting some additional supplements if necessary from pills. The reason natural supplements are better is simple – our bodies are designed to break down natural foods and blend them properly, with pills the body may not always break them down as well.  That said, the body will get something from them, so why not?

If you are interested in primal living and Paleo food, and want more information, please visit Living Well.

The Paleo Diet – The Paleo Diet Recipes

The Paleo Diet – The Paleo Diet Recipes

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Not a Fad
The Paleo Diet may sound like the latest, greatest thing in dieting and just another new fad, but in fact it has been around for more than 2,000 years, despite this Paleo diet products and the Paleo diet food list contain the most modern and trendy items.

The Caveman Diet
The Paleo Diet is often dubbed ‘The Caveman Diet’ due to the concept it applies: that people should eat a diet as healthy as that of our ancestors, the caveman. That’s why the diet is surely the oldest known to mankind, it has been around as long as mankind has. Living Well is a good source of information on the Paleo Diet.

So, what exactly did cavemen (and cavewomen, of course) eat? Well, pretty much anything that could be hunted or gathered.  So that’s going to be meat, fish, nuts, seeds, plants and vegetables, eggs and oils made from nuts. No pasta, no cereals, no candies! Hamburger would be OK though, providing it’s made from meat from grass-fed cattle – and forget all the additives and preservatives found in your Big Mac or Whopper!

Actually, you might be surprised at what you can eat on a Paleo Diet.
If you’re a meat fiend, no problem – as long as it’s not highly processed or high in fat – so poultry (including turkey and chicken), pork (chops, veal, bacon), beef (ground beef, steaks), lamb, bison, rabbit and goat are all ok. As is rattlesnake, if that’s your poison!

If you’re more of a seafood person, on the menu can be crab, shrimp, oyster, lobster and so on.  Not into shellfish so much, how about salmon, sardines, tuna or trout?

As for vegetables, there is a pretty healthy list, including asparagus, avocado, carrots, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, peppers, cauliflower and sprouts. Even squash and sweet potatoes are acceptable.

Oils and Nuts
Oils made from nuts are a good food type to consider, so coconut oil, olive oil, macadamia oil, even avocado oil, are all acceptable. As well as oil made from nuts, nuts themselves are also an ingredient in the Paleo Diet. As well as those mentioned above, almonds, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts and walnuts are good.

Last, but certainly not least, are the members of the fruit family.  Apples, peaches. plum, mango, strawberries, oranges and bananas are amongst those you can enjoy.

As you can see, that’s a pretty lengthy list of foods you can partake of on your Paleo Diet.  And it’s by no means extensive, really just a tastier of what you can include in your Paleo Diet recipes and menus. Enjoy!

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