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Paleo Style


by The Leaf Jimbaran Blog

The Leaf Jimbaran brings you Cuisine with Paleo Style -The new (or a millennia-old) diet strategy

The paleo diet (also nicknamed the caveman diet, primal diet, Stone Age diet, and hunter-gatherer diet) is hugely popular these days, and goes by one simple question: What would a caveman eat?

The paleo diet runs on the same foods our hunter-gather ancestors supposedly ate: fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, and nuts. By following these nutritional guidelines, we place our diet more in line with the evolutionary pressures that shaped our current genetics, which in turn positively influences health and well being. This kind of diet lessens the body’s glycemic load, has a healthy ratio of saturated-to-unsaturated fatty acids, increases vitamin and nutrient consumption, and contains an optimal balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

What’s on the menu? Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fresh meat—the paleo diet is all about eating foods straight from the Earth just as our ancestors did. Those ancestors didn’t have livestock or crops to call their own. We need to consume grass-fed and organic varieties, therefore limiting exposure to pesticides, antibiotics, and other chemicals that didn’t exist back then. Research suggests that Paleolithic people obtained about 35% of their calories from fats, 35% from carbohydrates, and 30% from protein.

Going paleo means giving up modern foods. Anything that comes in a box, jar, or bag should be avoided on the paleo diet—as should anything that just wasn’t consumed back then. That means no grains, dairy, added salt, or legumes (including peanuts, beans, lentils, and soybeans). While potatoes are generally outlawed on the diet, they are okay to eat sparingly as long as you earn them through exercise. Alcohol and honey are also generally considered paleo no-nos, but red wine tends to be the closest option there is to a paleo drink, and honey is far preferred to table sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Enjoy delectable cuisine Paleo Style at Sattvic created exclusively by Healthy Eating Expert Daniel Green, The Model Cook.