The Caveman Diet emphasizes the consumption of organically-grown meat and poultry sources, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, eggs, and fishes and shellfishes. Food items considered banned from the diet include salt, sugar, soda, and alcoholic beverages, among other processed, packaged and canned food products (learn more at www.thepaleodiet.com).
Modern-day practitioners of the Stone Age Diet then seeks to replicate our Paleolithic ancestors’ diet of food items gathered, hunted and fished in the wild albeit with a few differences to account for modern conveniences like supermarkets.
With such a healthy diet, individuals who plan to adopt the Caveman Diet can expect the following health benefits to come their way.
• Weight Loss
Keep in mind that healthy weight loss requires a balanced diet of lean meats, fishes, fruits, vegetables, and nuts in moderate quantities. This is exactly the kinds of food that Caveman Diet advocates recommend! With saturated fats, heavy carbohydrates, and simplified sugars out of your diet, you will enjoy faster yet healthier weight loss especially when combined with daily cardio exercise.
• Lose Body Fat
Unsaturated fats are the main component of the Caveman Diet when it comes to choosing fat sources, thus, the emphasis on nuts, seeds and fatty fishes, perhaps even fish oil supplements. Losing body fat then not only becomes possible but faster, too. (A study have shown that for every 15.8 pounds weight loss, 6.6 pounds were lean muscle mass and 9.2 pounds were fat)
• Blood Pressure Readings Improve
Doctors recommend a healthy diet with emphasis on fruits, vegetables and fish for individuals at risk or diagnosed with pre-hypertension and hypertension. The Caveman Diet is one such healthy diet that can be adopted by these individuals. You must try the diet for at least 10 days – start slowly, if you want, so that you can avoid backsliding – and then see the results.
• Cholesterol Levels Improve
Bad cholesterol levels in the body are also reduced with proper adoption of the Caveman Diet. Studies have shown that men and women can lessen their cholesterol levels from 170 to 135 mg/dL, which is a fairly significant drop.
• Blood Glucose Levels Drop
Practitioners of the Caveman Diet also attest to its efficacy in lessening blood glucose levels, which is of special importance to individuals at risk for and diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.
When all of the abovementioned benefits combine, individuals who adopt the Caveman Diet will enjoy a healthier mind and body, higher energy levels, and lower risks for chronic degenerative diseases.