Diet Review: The Caveman Diet

The "Caveman Diet" (also known as the Paleo diet) is based on the idea that our bodies are better adapted to what our human ancestors ate during the Paleolithic era, i.e. the caveman era. The paleo diet is commonly referred to as the caveman diet due to the fact that while on the paleo diet, you’ll eat the same foods that caveman ate. It’s focused primarily on eating higher quantities of real, unprocessed, non-packaged food that cavemen could have eating thousands of years ago. It works on the principle that people are genetically programmed to eat like cavemen did before the agricultural revolution. The diet will reduce excess body fat, aid in the normalization of blood sugar levels, and reduce toxins and anti-nutrients. The caveman diet includes meat, eggs, vegetables with limited quantities of fruits and nuts. You should avoid eating grains, dairy, processed foods and sugars.

Benefits of caveman diet

1. Lose weight:

You’ll lose body fat because of its high protein value. It will help you lose weight and you’ll look fit.

2. Increase immunity and be strong:

The high protein content and vitamins available in the caveman diet will increase your immunity and will develop your muscles. You’ll feel strong both outside and inside.

3. Improve your bowel activity:

Due to improved balance of nutrients in the diet, your digestive tract will work well. Your whole body system will work well. Your skin will become clearer, and there will be a special glow in your face.

4. Sharpen your mind:

Due to the consumption of caveman power diet, you’ll get animal instincts and your mind will be sharp like the animals in the wild that need all instincts to survive.


More about the diet

A diet that includes whole, unprocessed foods is the basis of most all healthy diet recommendations. But so are whole grains, low-fat dairy, and legumes. Including these food groups will help meet nutritional needs and contribute to a well-balanced diet plan. You can satisfy dietary requirements without these foods, but that requires careful planning and supplementation. Eliminating all grains, dairy, processed foods, sugar, and more will most likely lead to weight loss. But it may be tough to follow this plan long-term due to the diet's strict nature.

The Caveman Diet doesn't have the mindset of shedding a few pounds to look better when you're naked. It takes a full-life approach not only targeted at burning fat, increasing energy, and building lean muscle, but it also aims to help you get in touch with your natural instinct.

It encourages you to eat more good-quality protein such as lean meat, chicken and fish, which helps to keep you fuller for longer. Eating more fruit, vegetables and nuts is a good way to boost fiber and to help fill you up and to increase intake of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Like all drastic changes in diets and lifestyle, if you do decide to go ahead with the Paleo Diet, ease yourself into it slowly.  As with similar eating plans, no extreme is the right way to go, so your approach should be to modify and change depending upon your needs and lifestyle.

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