Actress, wife, mum and health and fitness lover! Jessica Biel has made no secret of her love for the Paleo diet, praising it for its naturally nutritious qualities. “We’ll start off with Paleo pancakes with some cashew or almond butter on top with some local honey” she mentioned in an interview, adding she hides vegetables everywhere she possibly can in her meals.
The Paleo diet, also known as the hunter-gatherer diet or the caveman diet, turns back the clocks to what our ancestors chowed down on thousands of years ago, such as; lean grass-fed meats, fruit, vegetables and seeds, as opposed to processed foods, sugar, dairy and grains.
We have asked Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns on how this back to basics way of eating can benefit our health….
A Paleo diet eliminates processed and refined foods and focuses on real foods. These include plenty of vegetables, fruits, tubers, nuts, seeds, fish and good-quality animal and organ meats, as well as traditional ingredients such as bone broth and fermented foods.
Good for your weight
Following a Paleo-style diet could be a great way to help manage your weight and stay lean. One reason is that it eliminates refined and processed foods, which are often high in calories, trigger blood sugar swings that make us want to eat more of them, and are low in vitamins and minerals that allow our body to actually use that food for energy. So, by eliminating these foods and focusing on nutrient-rich foods, plenty of protein, natural fats and fibre from vegetables and fruit, eating a Paleo-style diet could help you naturally improve your body composition.
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