Whether they’re trying to slim down, buff up or just plain feel better, more and more people are turning to the Paleo (short for “Paleolithic”) diet to get the results they want. It’s a way of eating that centers around foods available to early humans before the development of agriculture approximately 10,000 years ago.
This rise in popularity has resulted in more products becoming available for those who go Paleo, including protein powders that can serve as meal replacements and fitness supplements.
What eventually became the Paleo diet has its roots in the early 20th century, when scientists first noticed the effects of imported Western foods – such as sugar, white flour and canned goods – on peoples who had been eating the same foods their ancestors ate for centuries. Within a generation of incorporating imported foods into their diets, these groups started experiencing poorer health including dental decay and signs of chronic disease.
By the end of the 20th century, a number of doctors and nutritionist realized the value of returning to ancestral diets as a path to optimal well-being. And while there are disagreements as to precisely which foods are allowed on the Paleo diet, most sources agree that organic fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, wild-caught fish, grass-fed meat and pastured eggs (laid by chickens that spend most of their time outdoors) make the cut.
While the animal foods on this list are obvious protein sources, some of the plants are also rich in this crucial nutrient. As a result, they are ready sources of protein powders that fall within the guidelines of the Paleo diet.
This weeks article is compliments of Energy Times March/April 2017 issue.
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As always, do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without first consulting with your preventive healthcare provider. We pray for your health and prosperity, 3 John 2, blessings, Donna.