The Benefits of A Paleo Lifestyle

By | September 19, 2018

The Paleo diet is a diet that reverts us back to our roots- that is, has us follow a diet similar to that of our ancestors. The diet has us filling our tummies with wholesome foods such as in-season fruit, vegetables, grass fed meat, as well as naturally grown wheat. But what benefits does this way of life have? Here are a few of the most important benefits of the Paleo diet.

Reduces inflammation.

The things that we eat often contribute to stomach aches and upset, as they irritate our stomachs and bowls. By eating a Paleo diet, we eliminate sugar, dairy, gluten, and alcohol- all foods that can cause inflammation of our organs and result in pain and discomfort.

Restful sleep.

Using a holistic approach to total-body health, the Paleo diet promotes restful sleep. If your body is fueled with the proper foods, your mind is sharper, clearer, and more likely to relax at bedtime, allowing you to fall asleep quickly and wake up feeling refreshed.

No counting calories.

The Paleo diet recognizes that each person is an individual and that everyone’s body requires a different number of calories, which is why the diet eliminates the need for calorie counting altogether. The only rule of the diet (other than the types of foods you can consume) is that you eat until you’re full and satisfied.

Eliminates toxins.

The Paleo diet cuts out a lot of toxin-rich foods. Since the diet is so rich in toxin-fighting nutrients, it also aids your body in ridding itself of any toxins that you may become exposed to. This detoxification helps strengthen the immune system and promotes whole-body healing from within.

Eco-friendly.

Since the Paleo diet eliminates most products that use plastic packaging and containers, by following the diet you’re lso saving the planet. The purchase of bulk products such as nuts, fruits, and seeds, you’re effectively cutting the amount of waste you create in half.

Keeps you satisfied longer.

If you’ve ever eaten a burger from McDonald’s, you know that within an hour or two after a eating, you’re starting to feel hungry again. The Paleo diet encourages you to eat when you are hungry and eat as much as you need to feel full, but it also keeps you full longer because it fills your stomach with wholesome, natural foods that take longer to digest but digest easily and absorb more efficiently.

A healthy brain.

One of the most popular forms of healthy fats (Omega-3) on the Paleo diet comes from cold water fish like salmon. Salmon are chalked full of healthy fats that are good for brain health. Other sources of healthy fats to choose from include free-grazing meat and eggs.

Animal welfare.

A Paleo diet means that you consume meat that has been grass-fed and is free of growth hormones and chemicals. By boycotting chemically-induced meat, you’re helping dozens of animals live a happy, natural lifestyle that doesn’t include chemical injections, small cages, or harmful hormones.