As you’ve learned, the paleo diet is all about returning to eating like people ate many, many … many years ago. So you might be wondering – Ok so I know what it is, why should I be following a paleo diet?
We’re here to give you some of the best benefits to following a paleo diet.
- Clean eating
The paleo diet emphasizes everything clean eating. It removes processed unnatural foods and replaces them with whole ones. This isn’t to say you can’t indulge once in a while, but when you do indulge it’ll be with better-for-you options.
- Reduced inflammation
Did you know the paleo diet actually eliminates four major inflammation causes: Dairy, gluten, sugar, and alcohol? Inflammation can cause increased sensitivity to your immune system which can trigger allergies, asthma, and more.
- Fewer cravings
With the paleo diet you’ll be increasing the protein and healthy fats you eat, both of which promote satiety. This means that you won’t feel deprived.
- Better sleep
Something you may not have thought of is that the paleo diet is a holistic approach. It treats mind, body and soul. This means that a properly fueled body from all of the healthy food you’ll be eating, your sleep will improve and you’ll feel better in all aspects of your life.
- Eat amazing food
There’s no limit to what you can eat. Just about any recipe can be made into a paleo diet friendly recipe. You can find recipes online for everything from fajitas and stir fries to even cinnamon rolls.
- More nutrients
With the paleo diet you’re eliminating filler foods and incorporating more nutrient-dense foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds into your meals.
- No calorie counting
Unlike other diets, the paleo diet has no strict calorie-in, calorie-out calculating. Paleo simply encourages eating whole, natural foods until your hunger is comfortably in check.
- More energy
The paleo diet encourages eating to live, not living to eat. You’re eating foods that will fuel your body rather than make your energy levels tank. You want to think foods like spinach, bacon, and salsa for breakfast. A meal like this leaves you with more energy to face the day.
- Eco-friendly living
With the paleo diet you’ll be eating local and seasonal foods as much as possible. It’s better for you and better for the environment and farmers. As for meat, you want to make sure you’re eating grass-fed and pasture-raised.
- More natural solutions
This could be a whole life changing experience for you. When you eat paleo food you may want to incorporate more all natural things into your life. This could open a whole world of possibilities for you to live a healthier more holistic life!