10 Benefits Of Going Pre-Historic On The Paleo Diet
1. Gives You Abundant Energy
When you combine Paleo-approved foods in the right way, you’re getting a well-balanced meal with a protein, carb, and vegetable, and you’re getting it from all-natural sources. This is the way to feel more energized and at the top of your game without having to resort to energy drinks, caffeinated beverages, and other means to get you through the day.
2. Balances Blood Sugar Levels
Because you’re avoiding refined sugar it’s easier to avoid spikes in your blood glucose levels, and also helps you avoid feelings of fatigue you get from sugar crashes.
3. No Counting Required
Unlike a diet that has you watching points, or counting calories or how many carbs you have in a day, the Paleo diet is intrinsically simple and easy to follow.
4. Leaner Muscles
Because this diet plan relies heavily on meat you’ll be getting a fair amount of protein to feed your muscles. This helps to promote a leaner physique, and can even help with muscle growth if you engage in weightlifting while on it.
5. Could Prevent Diseases
By following a Paleo diet you're naturally avoiding a lot of the culprits responsible for disease and illness, like fast food and junk food, so you get a more natural version of yourself and open the doors for healing and well-being.
6. Effortless Weight Loss
By doing nothing else but switching over to a Paleo way of eating many will notice that the weight just starts coming off. This is because in addition to eating a meal that is more natural, you’re cutting out a lot of foods that are unnatural.
7. Helps You Sleep Better
By cutting out the chemicals and additives in typical food sources you’ll find that your body naturally gets tired at night. This is because the serotonin that your brain releases as a signal that it’s time to sleep. This is your body getting in tune with the circadian rhythm, just like prehistoric man was.
8. Keeps You Feeling Fuller Longer
The Paleo Diet contains a fair amount of healthy fats, helping you keep that full feeling and avoid food cravings. If you’re eating the right mix of proteins from meat, as well as vegetables that help you to feel full, and fruits that give just the right amount of fiber and carbohydrates, you’ll have no problem making it from meal to meal.
9. Cuts Out Junk Food
Out goes the junk food when you’re on Paleo, and this alone means that you’re improving your well-being, and only spending your money on food that helps you, not hinders you.
10. Provides Detoxing Effects
The Paleo Diet will purge your body of built-up waste and accumulation due to consumption of phytonutrients & fiber. Many Paleo followers report feeling lighter and clearer headed after several weeks.
© Dr. Stéphane Provencher DC, PScD, FIM, BCAMP, BCHHP, DICS