Reviews by a Health Care Guru and Fitness Guru
The Paleo diet reviews mentioned that this diet tends to be healthier and that the recommended foods in this diet would promote optimal human body performance and function. Anyone from North America – especially in bigger cities and in the fitness, wellness, and work out world – has certainly heard of the Paleo diet. This diet has been spreading amongst young people like wildfire.
So what does the Paleo diet consist of?According to Robb Wolf, the writer of the very popular book “The Paleo Solution”, the Paleo diet is a blend of genetics research, biochemistry, and anthropology. The diet is designed to help humans be, look, and feel their very best. The basis of the Paleo diet is the belief that Paleolithic humans ate better then, than we do today, and that we need to get back to those basics such as nuts, berries, and natural grass fed meats. It also argues that foods which Paleolithic age humans did not eat, are likely not good for our digestive systems.
Many reviews of paleo diet have been written on this diet and in a quest to find out more about this diet, we discovered that this diet was based on the hunter and gatherer types of lifestyles and diets that existed prior to the farming and industrial age. We did a review on this type of diet in order to find out why this unusual diet is so popular amongst young people and amongst fitness gurus.
The Paleo diet consists of fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and lean meats. Healthy fats are encouraged such as avocados, fish oil, and seeds. Grass fed meat is also encouraged. Highly discouraged food groups include dairy, grains, legumes, alcohol, processed foods, and sugars. Paleo diet reviews mention a lot about how the ancestral lineage of diet involved eating lean, wild meats, that are low in saturated fats and high in omega 3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA.
Most paleo diet reviews for better results highly recommends eating free range meats in order to stave off chronic diseases, such as those rampant in our North American population (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer). With all of the different types of diets out there, here’s what we found corresponded to the Paleo diet the most in terms of foods to eat:
1. Grass fed meats and wild meats including lamb, beef, chicken, deer, turkey, and pork.
2. Fish and wild seafood including trout, salmon, shrimp, haddock, and shellfish.
3. Free range or omega 3 rich eggs.
4. Vegetables like broccoli, kale, peppers, onions, carrots, and tomatoes.
5. Fruits like as bananas, apples, pears, oranges, avocados, blueberries, and strawberries.
6. Tubers such as sweet potatoes, potatoes, turnips, and yams.
7. Seeds and nuts such as walnuts, chestnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
8. Healthy fats such as coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil.
9. And finally salt and spices such as himalayan salt, sea salt, rosemary, turmeric, and garlic.
After trying out a paleo diet for a week in order to provide our own paleo diet reviews, we found that our bodies adjusted quite nicely to it, and in fact, we found it absolutely delicious. Of the many delicious recipes provided, some of our favorites included the avocado sauced Eggs Benedict, the baked eggs with pancetta and mushrooms, the black pepper and mushroom oven omelette, guacamole stuffed boiled eggs, the rosemary skewered scallops, and the chicken with spinach and artichokes.
What we liked about each of these recipes, were that the foods resembled as much as possible the food of hunting and gathering cultures. The vegetables were recommended to be freshly picked from the garden or purchased organic, and the meats were recommended to be as fresh as possible. The meats were also recommended to be of top quality including free range, wild, and organic.
We really enjoyed the creativity of some of the meal preparations and ingredient mixtures. The spices were also very enjoyable to put into recipes. We didn’t find much of a difference from typical asian or indian stir-frys; however, this may be because of the fact that these traditional cultures have not yet strayed very far from their origins in food preparation.
Overall, in our paleo diet reviews for weight loss we found the Paleo diet easy to adjust to and easy to eat. In terms of energy use, after a lot of exercise, we found our
bodies did end up craving some carbohydrates, which we quickly replaced with home grown or organic potatoes or avocados. Some of the pleasures of wheat and dairy were missed during our paleo diet trial period, however, we believe that if we gave it a little more time, our bodies may adjust to this difference in diet.
In terms of the paleo diet reviews, our opinion on this is that this type of diet may help with weight loss especially if the person trying this diet had previously binged on carbohydrates, and that this diet will probably be quite helpful with blood sugar control. Blood pressure and appetite control may also be some side benefits of this type of diet. This type of diet also recommends high dosages of foods that are nutrient rich. In a nutrient depleted society with GMO foods and poor soil nutrient content, this diet may make the difference for those who are nutritionally malnourished to begin with.
Some considerations when trying out the paleo diet for yourself, include: the amount of protein you need to eat each day (the paleo diet may include more protein than usual by combining nuts, seeds, and meats), the amount of carbohydrates you need each day (especially if you are an athlete constantly burning calories and whether or not you have any allergies to some of the nuts (such as peanuts and walnuts), in the recommended diet.
To sum it up, combining paleo concepts or integrating them into your regular diet regime cannot be a bad thing, and if choosing to move into a full time paleo diet regimen, consult with your doctor or nutritionist as well as think about the three considerations outlined above. Most of all, enjoy your healthy meals daily!