by BodyHealth Representatives August 08, 2016

Long before there was a Starbucks on every corner—starting around 2.6 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago—our early human ancestors survived off of nourishment hunted and gathered off the land. This approach to diet is now more commonly known as Paleo (or “Paleolithic” for Stone Age). The   Paleo diet  is heavy on protein and healthy fats and low on carbs, with no trans fats, preservatives or artificial sugars.

The Paleo diet is   very popular among athletes  and fitness experts, and boasts many health benefits including   weight loss  and weight maintenance, as well as   lower blood pressure and cholesterol. By following a Paleo diet, you can also help   build lean muscle mass  and improve your overall health.

Begin your Paleo journey with the key meal components below:

Meats, Fish and Seafood

Lean meat, fish and seafood, preferably organic and free of any chemicals or growth hormones, are an essential part of the Paleo diet. Fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines are especially high in   healthy fats, like omega-3 fatty acids which support a healthy heart.   Trans fats  should, of course, be avoided like an avalanche.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables are a staple in any healthy and balanced diet. They’re rich in vitamins and minerals, which help support digestion and your overall health. However, do not beast on the   sweeter fruits  like apples and oranges, especially if you are trying to lose weight. These fruits are high in sugar, and although it is natural sugar, a diet high in these fruits can prevent you from reaching the full potential of your weight-loss goals. If you have a sweet tooth for fruit, opt for berries that are high in fiber and antioxidants and come with a lower sugar and fructose content.

Eggs

Eggs  are a great source of protein, along with a wide assortment of vitamins and minerals including vitamin B2, B6, B12, D as well as zinc, iron and copper. Eggs make a great healthy breakfast option in an omelette, mixed with fresh vegetables and chopped lean meat like turkey.

Nuts and Seeds

Healthy nuts and seeds are a great way to add a satisfying crunch to your meals, while still providing  the health benefits of the Paleo diet. Nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, and pecans are all included in the Paleo palate, as well as seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed.   Not  part of the Paleo diet are   legumes  like peanuts, peas, and beans. While legumes are generally high in fiber and protein, their composition makes them hard for your body to break down, causing complications with digestion.

Healthy Oils

Some oils are “good” sources of healthy fats, made up of either saturated or monounsaturated fats.   Healthy oils  that are part of the Paleo diet include olive oil, walnut oil, flaxseed oil, macadamia nut oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil.

If you’re looking to get a fresh start before you start incorporating the Paleo diet into your lifestyle, try our   Cleanse Program! This program includes our   PerfectAmino™ supplement,   Complete+Detox  supplement,   Intestinal Cleanse, and   Body Detox  oral spray.*

Learn more about the BodyHealth Cleanse Program   here.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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