Paleo Desserts

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Paleo Dessert

Eating healthy is under-rated. However there are various manifestations that signify a healthy diet. It helps your body to be nourished with precisely balanced amounts of vitamins, minerals and various nutrients vital for its functioning. Maintaining healthy eating habits provides your body with surplus energy and health benefits i.e. prevention of various chronic diseases like Obesity, Cardiac impairment, Diabetes and even Cancer. In addition to this, one can maintain a healthy weight in accordance to his/ her age and height. Stress-handling abilities are also enhanced by right kind of food choices. All these advantages are collectively incorporated in “Paleo Meal plan” that focuses on a back-to-basics approach to cater physical and mental fitness.

Would you like to have an 8 week meal plan that takes care of all your taste buds and yet is perfectly healthy? You can jump right on board with Paleo Diet. The “Paleo recipe books” by Sebestien Noel is where you find answers to all your diet-related queries. The whole book worth $23 comes with three bonuses for its followers. It’s not only the savory spicy dishes but sweet desserts also that are taken care of. One of the gifts of Paleo e-book bundle includes “Paleo Desserts” which encompass valuable information on eating Paleo, amazingly delicious dessert recipes sited with beautiful illustrations, list of ingredients, instructions and serving sizes.

You tend to get sufficient options for whatever paleo desserts you fancy would satisfy your puckish feelings at any time of the day. The “Paleo dessert” book is the first comprehensive cookbook of its sort, which is composed of 125 scrumptious paleo -friendly, low-carb and gluten free recipes with delectable desserts like Dark Chocolate Almond Bark, Cranberry Muffins, Baked Pears, Brownies, Blondies, Carrot cake, Apple Pies & Dumplings, chocolate Peanut-butter ice cream, Choco-shells, Apricot power-bars, Chocolate Chilli Truffles, Coconut Macaroons, Paleo Apple Tart, Paleo Shortbread Tea bag Cookies etc. The names alone are mouth-watering!

There is no denial in the fact that each one of us has a sweet tooth. We savor desserts! Most of the traditionally made desserts are loaded with sugar and packed with heaps of non-paleo friendly ingredients, thus wiping desserts out of question when it comes to healthy eating for optimal health. The question that pops up here is that according to a general perception, desserts are the most fattening things on one’s menu and the first ones to be cut down in efforts to adapt a healthy diet plan. Paleo diet plan as we know is supposed to acknowledge healthy eating habits only so why does it include desserts? NO! Paleo desserts are not a contradiction to the whole Paleo fret about health. In fact, it is by virtue of Paleo desserts that natural, non-synthetic ingredients such as Almond flour, Coconut oil, raw honey, grains, refined sugars and dairy etc have been utilized in making desserts. The paleo desserts tend to have low gluten & grain index which is idyllic for people on diets, which is why they have surged in popularity. Who knew eating desserts would be healthy too? Paleo desserts assist in creating fresh and unique alternatives to every kitchen’s library of favorites!

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Spices and Herbs

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Importance of Spices & Herbs in Kitchen Food

Have you ever envisaged any of the dishes you cook without salt, chili, pepper or any other spices? Will they have any taste, aroma, color or texture? The idea alone is logic-less. The answers boil down to one culinary fact- the importance of spices &herbs in kitchen food. “Spices” is a broad label that extensively includes herbal by-products extracted from leaves, flowers, roots, herbs or nuts etc and then grinded to fine granules or powder to be mixed with other ingredients. The worth of spices/ herbs can be analyzed from the fact that they add flavor, aesthetic, aromatic and therapeutic elements to your food. They tend to appeal to human senses and have a heritage of influencing cultures and societies through trade & daily usage. No cooking can be made zesty and savory without the inclusion of spices in recipes!

Paleo meal plan encompasses all these facts about spices and therefore has been supplemented with a gift Paleo in the form of its bonus book “Herbs & Spices”. In order to come up with a fine quality, tasty and health-friendly finished product of cooking, one needs to add, mix and season the dish with various spices in different proportions, which is only possible if the cook has a keen knowledge about them. This is exactly what “Paleo Herbs & Spices” book do. It is kind of an encyclopedia of the culinary world with comprehensive details about daily-used household spices. Aspects like herb’s family, color, size, apt dishes for usage, quantity to be added, taste, flavor, market availability and judging its quality by a single disposition or outlook have been covered. The medicinal & nutritious health benefits associated with various herbs and spices have also been mentioned thus making the cook capable of tailoring his own meals as per taste and health.

Spices tend to enhance the palatability and temptation of dull diets or spoiled foods. Spices bring the element of piquancy in flavors that not only trigger salivation but also promote digestion. At some places, rare exotic spices & herbs tend to add gustatory statements to class by creating a sumptuous banquet. Interestingly, therapeutic abilities of spices and herbs have also been identified and exploited by pharmaceutical companies. E.g. ginger improves digestion, cloves comfort sinews, mace prevents diarrhea, and cinnamon relives sore throats and the list is by no means exhaustive. Another important feature of spices is their use as food preservatives owing to their anti-microbial activity. No wonder these spices/ herbs are bliss for Food Processing Industries.

Paleo meal plan for instance propagates the idea of healthy eating habits incorporating natural ingredients. It is Paleo’s list of tempting spices/ herbs that add flavor to dishes lacking on other artificial flavorings. Spices not only exhilarate your taste buds but include an inspiring list of phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants, minerals and essential oils. There is a diverse variety of spices to choose from e.g. pepper, cardamom, cassia, chile pepper, cinnamon, clove, coriander, cumin, garlic. Ginger, horseradish, mustard, onion, saffron, sugar, tamarind, turmeric and on the other hand are innumerable herbs like basil, mint, rosemary, oregano, parsley, thyme, sesame, bay leaves, lemon grass and so many more. Considering the aforementioned benefits of spices/ herbs, who would not want to use the Paleo’s glossary to use them as natural taste & quality enhancers?

For complete list of culinary herbs and spices visit Wikipedia

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Meal Plan of 8 Week

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Free Meal Plan

In this busy fast pace life, if you don’t have meal plan for the diet, you’ll end up getting addicted to bad eating habits. Nourishing ourselves and our families is an inevitable task of everyday life so why not plan it to details and live healthy, hale and hearty? Meal planning might need some extra effort initially but the pros certainly outnumber the cons by a huge gap so it’s a must! It not only promotes a healthy lifestyle and eating pattern but also saves time & money, manages your grocery budget and cuts down on waste and excessive fats/ Carbs & calories. One tends to take in a balanced and pre-proportionate amount of nutrition required that would perk up growth & development and secure your old age health. Most importantly, if you have a meal plan ahead of time, you can design a diet as per your body demands, lifestyle and working routines because what’s good for one individual is not necessarily apt for the other!

The Paleo meal plan is the healthiest, most nourishing and wholesome diet, based on the diets of our ancestors in Paleolithic era, by virtue of which you can satisfy your nutritional requirements to help you stay slim, fit and energetic. Research in various disciplines like Biology, Chemistry, Ophthalmology, and Biochemistry etc has established this meal plan as a modern diet composed of refined foods, Trans sugars & fats and natural ingredients that are applicable in the elimination of various degenerative ailments like obesity, stress & depression, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes etc.

The 8-week Paleo meal plan is not merely a suggestion. It’s a complete elaborate system to go Paleo this season! It covers a diet menu for breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks along with 100s of efficient & savoring recipes as your cooking guide in the kitchen. It also considers seasonality of food items, diversity of ingredients to choose from, planned use food left-overs, and weekly meal complexity. No more, No less! The haves & have not’s are clarified along with reasons in the basic premise of Paleo meal plan. Point to be noted here is that it’s not just another weight loss diet plan but promises to improve your overall fitness and immunity just by eating like our Stone Age ancestors.

What makes Paleo meal plan an idyllic diet is the health benefits it imposes. This diet has proudly cleared the tests of time and severity of scientific inspection. Reduced allergies, stability in blood sugar & lipid levels, burning off stored fat, weight loss, balanced energy all day round, triggered autoimmunity, anti-inflammatory effects, better skin & teeth and improved sleep patterns are the wondrous advantages of Paleo meal plan to name a few. You get to pay or give-up nothing to relish all this except shifting your eating habits towards a healthier diet. Forbidding grains, legumes, dairy, carbs on you and increasing the intake of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals is the key to Paleo diet.

The underlying reason behind Paleo meal plan’s affectivity is that our genetics have undergone very little change since ancient times and therefore resents the intake of processed/ canned foods, refined sugar or dairy products etc. result is weight gain or diseases. Hence, the scientifically hailed idea of optimal health is to eat natural and simplify diet. It promotes foods like fish, eggs, turkey, fruits & vegetables, nuts and olive oil and demands to cut down foods with low glycemic index or inappropriate proteins. Testimonials from women depict that this meal plan tends to alleviate pain, boost up energy, speed-up metabolism and reduce dependency on medication.

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Paleo Diet: Know The Past For A Better Future

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Over the years, ‘food’ has gained increasing importance in people’s life. Newer varieties, recipes and plans are introduced daily and nutritionists exert a lot in designing diet plans apt for your height, weight & requirement. One unique kind of diet popular these days is named as the “Paleolithic diet” or “Paleo diet” for short. This modern nutritional diet derives its origin from the acknowledged ancient diet of nomadic group of people that existed during the Paleolithic era dating back approximately 10,000 years. Hence the Paleo diet assumes alternative names such as ‘Stone Age diet’, ‘Hunter- gatherer diet’ or ‘Caveman diet’.

The Paleo diet constitutes types of foods that were available to ancient sapiens, before the onset of agricultural practices. Examples of foods used then were understandably natural like wild animal sources & non- cultivated edible wild plants including meat, fish, eggs, milk, fruits & vegetables etc. It seems pretty obvious from the afore mentioned list of food items that people consuming them would have been matchless in terms of health, strength, nutritional levels, immunity and fitness. Natural food essence reached them without the impurities of artificial man- induced modifications. It is this very property of the ancient Paleo diet that has instilled interest among nutritionists to promote it nowadays. Various researchers have reported Paleo Diet as a cure for obesity, metabolic syndrome and Diabetes.

The Paleo diet does not include cultivated food crops or reared livestock farming products such as grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils because these things were out of question in Paleolithic era. They neither were skilled enough nor equipped sufficiently. Their diets were like a ‘blessing in disguise’ for them. However a drawback of Paleo diet is deduced to be the deficiency of Calcium which needs to be supplemented to prevent bone and teeth weakness.

Paleo diet basically consists of the following food groups;

  • Vegetables: consuming raw vegetables is the key to a healthy life and the paleo diet secret resides in this very fact. The diet plan essentially includes all types of vegetables.

  • Fruits: fruits contain necessary vitamins and mineral required by human body. Including larger proportions of fruits of all types in the diet boosts health.

  • Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds like almond, pistachio, walnuts, pecans, cashew, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, sesame seeds and many more help boost health.

  • Herbs: in our modern lifestyle, the food we eat has, to a great extent, excluded various types of beneficial herbs. Ingredients like parsley, thyme, basil, tarragon, chives, oregano, sage, dill, bay leaves, coriander, lavender, mint, and rosemary not only make the food tastier but they also help make the food nutritious.

  • Natural spices: these include garlic, cloves, chilies, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, onions, black pepper, hot peppers, star anise, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, paprika, and ginger.

  • Animal protein and fats: these two food groups are also very important as they give the body its necessary energy required to stay healthy.

  • Food like grains, wheat, rice or soy should be strictly avoided when following a paleo diet.

A renowned PhD researcher Mr. Loren Cordain has dedicated his life in elucidating the benefits of Paleo diet. He has evidenced that the suggested and approved USDA’s food pyramid is not in agreement with the kind of diet that supplemented human evolution over a period of billions of years. Paleo diet is natural and health- friendly with no serious nutritional omissions unlike other diet plans that are either too saturated in Carbs or else Fats. It also provides an ideal balance between unsaturated and saturated fats upon body consumption. Tremendous rapid research has been done on benefits of Paleo diet incorporation in our modern diet consumptions. It also eliminates the chances of high Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratios (types of fats). It offers a safe range i.e. between 1:1 to 3:1. Modern day diets have an upsetting ratio of the two thereby imposing health threats like cardiovascular diseases, oncogenic symptoms and intensify many inflammatory diseases.

Paleo diet has been a long lost secret to a healthy strong life. The tribes of hunter- gatherer and nomadic communities were physically fit, tall and firm, had straight teeth and perfect eye-sights and were rarely inflicted with diseases common nowadays such as arthritis, diabetes, heart strokes, depression, hypertension etc. One huge obstacle in the perfection of Paleo diet was that without the knowledge of fire and cooking, many food items were excluded. Their toxins rendered them inedible and a lot of energy remained trapped and didn’t become part of Paleolithic food chains. However, sense of cooking these foods was a major breakthrough in what we call the Neolithic Diet.

Clinical trials have depicted that the epidemic levels of cardiovascular diseases, obesity & diabetes are a direct result of Westernized, artificial and synthetic additives to our diets and that switching to Paleo Diet can optimize such risks. However, paleo diet has been a subject of various controversies. Adversaries argue that the people nowadays have adapted to a broadened range of food items like whole grain, dairy, legumes, pulses etc whereas supporters answer that Paleo diet coincides with the evolutionary logic and is adapted by our genomes. Other foods can trigger inflammatory diseases at cellular level.

Experiments suggested that apart from being a very appropriate and effective weight loss diet plan, Paleo Diet resulted in reduced blood pressure, decreased fasting insulin levels (11.5 to 3.6 µU/ml),lower insulin secretion after ingestion of glucose, lower levels of total & LDL- cholesterol as well as of triglycerides and improved blood vessel elasticity, muscle mass and hormonal balance. As a whole this means that Paleo Diet promises reduced risks of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular ailments. This is a major breakthrough as prevention is better than treatment! Thus there are innumerable benefits that popularize the Paleo Diet, which was first introduced by gastroenterologist Walter L. Voegtlin in mid 70s and is embraced since then. The genetic adaptability to the diet is the basis of its beneficial value and genes are expected to have been conserved since the advent of Agriculture era.

( For more information on Paleo Diet go on Wikipedia )

 

The Levels of Energy in Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet changes the levels of energy in an individual and the boost of energy can be felt by its follower than before he/she started the diet. It is because of the consumption of all the healthy proteins which are present in the important elements of the diet. The body will function very well and in a better way than before because all of the artificial sugars and the toxins are removed from the diet. As a result you won’t feel a worn out effect in the body and also the feeling of the body to crash will not be there either. This positive and constructive feeling will motivate you further to enjoy this fantastic diet regime.

The credit of all the feelings mentioned above would go to the eating habits controlled by the body, and it will not only improve your abilities to tackle the day to day activities but also it will help you enjoy a good and peaceful night sleep. Now it won’t happen on its own, you would need to motivate yourself by keeping under control and more active. There are very interesting mental benefits which a follower of Paleo diet could experience;

  • The attitude for an individual will be improved and an individual would feel very positive because there will be no effects on the body which will show tiredness.
  • With all the positive energy, there will be a feeling of productiveness, which will improve the work quality being done by the individual.
  • It will also help you to focus on the diet program which you are following, because it is very easy to go wrong when people do not study completely about their diet plans and eating habits. With a perfect diet like Paleo diet, it will also help you to stay under control and more active than ever. After that, nothing possibly could go wrong.

Physical Improvements in Paleo Diet

You will be really amazed by the impact of Paleo diet on your body, but you won’t see them straight away. They will show by themselves within your body and you would feel it.

Less Bloating

When an individual consumes an unhealthy diet, it results in the occurrence of bloating around the body, which could be very disruptive to your abs. In Paleo diet, it helps you to reduce the bloating effect and helps you to attain flatter abs. It is because the diet revolves around the food items which are enriched with the natural sources of fibre which are in unprocessed form. It is also because of the high consumption of water and a dramatic reduction of salt in the diet, which is not good for your body.

Your abs will look better without bloating and it will also be helpful to keep the tissues in the abdominal area from being worn out. It will also help you to get more defined muscles in the abs area.

Improved Measurements

Paleo diet will allow you to have a better series of measurements around the body, which will include the toned down measurements because you will end up having leaner body with lean muscles and less fat tissues. For Example, you may be able to lose a couple of inches of your chest area in about 2 months time, and an additional lose of 2 to 4 inches from your hip area. Now it could prove very difficult to lose in those specific areas but it is very much possible once you commit yourself to Paleo diet sincerely.

Controlling Eating Habits

When you are following the Paleo diet, then it is very easy for you to control your eating habits. The majority of food items which are in Paleo diet are very delicious and filling, which will help you to keep away from craving for more. This is very much a case when it comes to the natural fibres obtained from the vegetables and the high level consumption of water. The filling foods would also help you to control your eating over time routine. It will definitely give your body something to look forward for a longer run.

 

A diet that mimicks our ancestral diet is the most suitable one for our well- being and health!

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Legumes and Paleo diet

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Legumes in Paleo diet do not play any role

The most common legumes which are currently present are beans, lentils, soybeans and peanuts. There are certain types of legumes which are highly toxic in nature when they are in their uncooked form. They are so highly dangerous, according to a research they can kill mice in just two weeks when they are carefully administered in their raw form and added to just 1% of their diet. Now it is considered that these dangerous toxins are removed when the legumes are cooked but that is not true because not all of them do. There was a time when there was a restriction in the import of red beans in South Africa. They were also legally prohibited for the human consumption because of their potential toxicity nature.

Legumes are categorized as tossocologicamente, which puts them in the same category as the cereals. They are from the family of grains and are often consumed by the herbivores. To protect themselves from the mammals including humans, they have developed such toxins. The two major toxins of legumes are considered to be lectins and alpha – amylase inhibitors, which are also found in cereals in large quantity.

The two effects of toxicity due to legumes are;

  • Legumes have drastic effects on the contraction of the organs and it also retards the growth. The mice who were administered the legumes during a study were actually given lectin alpha – amylase legumes. They severely suffered from the indigestion problems and the growth in them was retarded. If you feed the mice with the soybeans then it causes an alteration of the organs. It was reported that the pancreas in the mice who were given lectin alpha – amylase legumes was very heavy in weight as compared to the mice who were fed with the soy, resulting their pancreas lighter. There was a study where humans volunteered and they were provided with the bean lectin phytohemagglutinin. As a result, there was a contraction in the cistefellea, with two – third of the natural size.
  • The other effects of legumes include indigestion, bloating, diarrhea, and leaky gut which in medical terms known as increased intestinal permeability. The effect of the beans on the permeable intestines of the mice was so immense, that it allowed the bacteria and harmful toxins to enter in their body. The lectin phytohemagglutinin beans have a negative effect in the stomach blocking the production of the acid, which leads to the prevention of proper digestion mainly of proteins.

However, the very typical effects of the toxicity of legumes on the human body include bloating and reflux if they are cooked properly. If they are not well cooked or consumed undercooked then the results and the reactions of them could be more severe.

The Anti- Nutrient Vegetables

This is the list of all the anti – nutrients which are found in beans, legumes and soy. They all contain

  • Phytates
  • Lectins
  • Saponins
  • Protease inhibitors
  • Polyphenols (tannins and isoflavones)
  • Oligosaccharides of raffinose
  • Flavonoids glycosides
  • Cyanogenic glycosides

Phytates

Phytates inhibit from the absorption of zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium which are present in cereals and legumes. The cause of these phytates are nutritional deficiencies. When the vegetables are cooked well, they still do not have any effect on the phytates. The effects of phytates however are reduced by fermentation and sprouting.

Lectins

It is considered that all the anti – nutrients beans are the main cause which contribute to some of the effects of food poisoning. However the experiments on the animals has suggested that there is a special lectin present in the legumes called fitoemoagglutanina in all varieties of Phaseolus Vulgaris, which is the main cause of poisoning. The studies on the human tissues has indicated that all types of lectins including fitoemoagglutanina can cause increased intestinal permeability, which is the base step towards immune disease. A conciliation of intestinal integrity which is produced by these very lectins can be the cause of low level inflammation that can further lead to the atherosclerosis and also cancer. Phaseolus Vulgaris species which include lectins, soy and peanuts are also thought to be the major cause of increased intestinal permeability.

Saponins

Like the damage of lectins, if the ingestion of saponins is higher, then the damage of it is greater. It has very dangerous effects where the major threat of saponins is to increase intestinal permeability. The increase allows the gut bacteria and the toxins to interact with the immune system which is due to cancer and the heart disease. The other major problem of saponins is that if you cook the vegetables for up to 2 hours, you cannot guarantee the removal of saponins and they will still be present from 85% up to 100%.

Protease Inhibitors

When a normal human consumes any type of proteins, the enzymes present in the intestine break down the proteins into amino acids. These particular enzymes are called protease and they should operate in a normal manner for the appropriate absorption of proteins. All types of Legumes contain a common anti – nutrient named as protease inhibitors, whose purpose is to prevent the enzymes present in the intestine from breaking down the proteins. This could be the main reason why the quantity of proteins in legumes are very less as compared to the proteins available in the meat products. During the experiments on animals, it was observed that the Protease Inhibitors ingestion dejected the growth in them and also caused an enlargement of the pancreas.

Polyphenols (tannins and isoflavones)

The antioxidants which protect the plants from insects, sun and other different types of organisms are known as Polyphenols. The nature of phytates are almost similar as compared to the tannins and have negative impacts in digestion by reducing the protein digestibility. They also impede the smooth inclusion of different minerals including iron. However, it increases the intestinal permeability by damaging the intestine. Whereas, Isoflavones plays the role like female hormones. There are some concentrated isoflavones which are present in soy can cause goiter, which is a very large thyroid gland that appears when the level of iodine is low in the human body. These isoflavones are called phytoestrogens.

There was a study commenced by Dr. Ishizuki, where his subjects were of average 61 years of age. They were carefully administered 30 grams of soy every day for 3 months. The results were rather disturbing and there were symptoms of malaise, lethargy, hypothyroidism and constipation, and 50% of all the subjects developed goiter. There was a survey done by Dr. Gustavo Roman in 2007, where it was indicated that the soy isoflavones has the potential ability to impair the normal iodine metabolism and thyroid function and could also help in the development of autism.

Oligosaccharides of raffinose

There are complex sugars present in almost all the vegetables and legumes, which are available today for our consumption and they are highly responsible for the formation of gas in the intestines. The enzymes called Mancandoci which are present in the intestine, help in the breaking down of these complex sugars into simple sugars. These Oligosaccharides are then metabolized and transformed by the gut bacteria into various different gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and hydrogen. The symptoms can be different in different people depending upon the bacterial flora. Legumes belong to the family of foods which have a high level of FODMAP. They have certain type of carbohydrate which causes the digestive problems in some people particularly vulnerable.

Flavonoids glycosides

Fava beans can have a fatal effect in people who have a genetic defect known as G6PD. There is a simple blood test in order to verify if someone is suffering from this deficiency. If these beans are consumed by the individuals who are genetically vulnerable, then it can cause haemolytic anaemia. There have been many experiments on the fava beans and it is unclear until this point as how they can cause Favism in an individual. However, the real culprits which are present in the vegetables and legumes could possibly be anti – nutrients.

Cyanogenic Glycosides

When the cyanogenic glycosides are consumed and digested, they are then transformed into a very deadly prussic acid in the gut. However, if you cook the legumes properly, then the majority of this dangerous compound will be destroyed, but cooking the legumes doesn’t end the problem. When cooking the legumes, a very large quantity of hydrogen cyanide is transformed into thiocyanate, which join forces with the soy isoflavones to become anti-nutrients. These anti-nutrients can later on be the reason in formation of goiter because it weakens the metabolism of iodine.

Conclusion

The damage from the consumption of legumes can be reduced to some extent with some precautions but it cannot be eliminated completely. Precautions like sprouting, fermentation and baking the legumes for a longer time, in regards to the soy and peanuts consumption. However, we have established the fact that the legumes have a very low quantity of nutritional and bio-availability as compared to food products like fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and poultry. In one line, it can be concluded that “no matter how you look at things, legumes were never and not part of the Paleo diet.”

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Celiac Disease And Paleo Diet

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Latest studies have elucidated a strong association between Celiac disease and Paleo Diet plan resulting in a paradigm shift. Paleo diet is attributed as being one of the most health-friendly and disease-suppressive diets of all times. It is characterized of including a gluten-free food approach which is beneficial for all individuals generally and specifically important to individuals who exhibit allergy or sensitivity to gluten such as the patients of Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastric indigestion so on and so forth. ‘Gluten’ happens to be a protein compound found in foods that are processed from grains like wheat, barley, rye etc. Increasing number of people have been reported to show signs of hyper-sensitivity disorder of the immune system which basically implies ‘gluten-intolerance’ for a layman e.g. the statistics reveal that 1 in 105 people of U.S and 1 in 133 people in Canada are inflicted with celiac disease.

What has celiac disease to do with Paleo diet plan?

Well, celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of gastro-intestinal tract related to a genetic predisposition among individuals belonging to all age groups. The onset of symptoms includes abdominal pain, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, anemia, fatigue, paresthesia and Vitamin deficiencies. The ailment is triggered by gluten intake in the form of grains which renders the digestive tract’s villi truncated, in turn interfering with nutrient adsorption and vital nourishment. Unfortunately, only a life-long gluten-free diet has exhibited any efficacy in treating the condition. Strictly adhering to paleo diet in this case can heal the digestive tract damage and suppress the threat of intestinal cancer, sterility or osteoporosis. Critics may challenge Paleo diet on missing out an important component of diet i.e. gluten. However, that’s not the case. A gluten-free diet doesn’t mean complete absence of it but it tentatively includes gluten up to harmless limits. A study reveals that 10mg of gluten per day is improbable to instigate any histological abnormalities of celiac disease.

In this context, Paleo Diet holds a superior value since it is reputed as the ‘cave-men diet’ of Paleolithic era i.e. inspired from the meals of our ancestors, which our genetics trace back to. Since there was no inclusion of any grain-protein in that ‘pre-agricultural era’ thus our genetics aren’t developed to eat and process ‘gluten’- the sensitivity to which is the underlying cause of Celiac Disease. In order to prevent any potential chronic damage to your gastro-intestinal tract and alleviate the pain and allergic reactions, going paleo is the right choice! A Gluten-free Paleo diet is extremely favorable, not only to assuage Celiac disease but because it offers countless other health-benefits which include relieving congestion, hypertension, over-weightiness, and heart disease risks etc. Paleo employs the use of gluten-free grains like Quinoa, Millet, Kamut etc to create scrumptious dishes that are the perfect precisely optimum diet that the patients of Celiac disease are recommended to intake.

What are the characteristics of a gluten-free Paleo diet? It encompasses a wide range of whole-foods in which gluten is absent along with amazing substitutes to all the non-beneficial foods that we have become accustomed to. Recipes and detailed information about Paleo meal plan and its diverse array of ingredients are easily obtainable in the form of Paleo book bundle. For instance, celiac disease aggravates deficiency of certain vitamins in the body which paleo diet can fulfill with its enriching levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Gluten intolerance is a disease affecting millions of people and cannot be cured with any magic pill. The only treatment measure is to seek help from a dietician or nutritionist or to switch your eating habits to Paleo. Say goodbye to intoxicating unhealthy processed food items and embrace a celiac disease-free life with Mother Nature’s bounty by going truly Paleo! It is the only diet naturally evident in fighting diseases, provision of maximum energy with nutritionally active ingredients and keeping you normal-weighted while relishing the delicious bites. On the same page, Paleo meal plan is renowned for its role in reducing triggered autoimmunity (leading to celiac disease) as well as anti-inflammatory effects (aftermath of celiac disease).

Therefore, the gluten-friendly paleo meal plan excludes food sources like barley, bulgur, graham flour, malt, rye, triticale and spelt etc which are all gluten-rich grains. In addition to this, paleo diet is attributed to have balanced nutritional availability (such as Vitamin K, D, B12, folate and Zn), hence adopting onto it during the celiac disease is essential to balance out nutritional deficiencies supplemented by paleo meals. Celiacs are required to strictly adhere to a gluten-free lifestyle and should be cautious to hidden sources of gluten. Therefore a constant dietetic counseling and knowledge of food contents is the dire need of celiac disease patients. Paleo recipe book or paleo meal plan is a perfect solution in such a case as they contain complete elaboration on every ingredient and its affectivities.

Paleo diet plan claims to have a scientifically evident anthropological and biological research that suggests that humans have not genetically evolved to process grains and other agricultural foods and hence optimal fitness lies in a pre-agricultural fare. As far as the celiac disease is concerned, the Paleo theory has shown its merits. The food manufacturers are striking to enterprise gluten-free food items like bread, breakfast cereals, cookies and pasta etc owing to increasing awareness about celiac disease. To avoid gluten but at the same time eat a healthy, balanced diet is the key challenge facing celiacs. The distress of what’s allowed and what’s not is solved by Paleo eating pattern. Beans, seeds, nuts, eggs, meat, poltry, fish, dairy products and fruits or vegetables are all permitted for patients of celiac disease and by carefully chosing from the ingredients, Paleo Diet ensures that nothing is processed or mixed with gluten-containing additives or preservatives etc.

Studies have rendered Paleo meal plan also suitable for people suffering from ‘Non-celiac Gluten-Sensitivity’. What more will a patient need but to reduce dependency on medication and cure the disease by merely altering the diet? If you are a celiac then do yourself a favor by going Paleo!

For more information visit Wikipedia.

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Vegan Diet And Paleo Diet

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Vegan Diet Along With Paleo Diet

As we all know about Paleo diet, that it is a fantastic diet program to steer your life on a highway of health. But if you are a follower of any other diet plan and you wish to shift to Paleo diet, the only thing which is making you hesitant not to commit because you are a vegan. You are very concerned that the source of proteins will be eliminated completely then you do not need to worry about because you can stay a vegan while you stick to the Paleo diet. Protein is so special that it can be found in abundance at the place where you least expect them and with the little bit of hard work and dedication, planning and research, and in Paleo diet you can built up a program which could give you all the healthy nutrients from vegetables. The main source of proteins in known vegan diet are beans, rice, and soy products, but they are all excluded from the Paleo diet, so the next question which springs to mind is, in Paleo diet, which products should provide the necessary quota of protein in order to stay healthy?

Vegetables enriched with Protein

There is a long list of vegetables where protein is found in high abundance. The most common question asked to the vegans that, what is their main source of protein because they do not consume any meat products and how would they survive the Paleo diet. Well, the answer to that question would be the protein extracted from the vegetables are more common than anyone expects. There are so many items which falls under the category of vegan, and also fits perfectly well in Paleo diet, and also have a large quantity of protein, which are;

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Watercress
  • Pumpkin
  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Okra

Although it is possible to be a vegan and at the same time follow Paleo diet, but it is not as easy as it might sound, there might be some sort of struggle in the beginning, and you do not have to get disappointed or distracted, instead you can always modify the Paleo diet program by changing either part of it, Paleo or vegan part in order to eat easily. Use hemp which is an excellent source of protein and can be found easily, or you can also use quinoa, which is a grain-like seed and can be eaten like rice or pasta. If you wish to modify the vegan part of the diet, then focus on sprouted beans or legumes. If you wish to feast yourself with the meat occasionally or have a craving, then you should choose exotic meat rather than the daily one, like goose, rabbit, caribou etc, but you can always work hard to maintain the vegan diet part and Paleo part intact.

Seeds and nuts

There are so many nuts and seeds which are already under Paleo diet, some of them known as walnuts, cashews, almonds, and many more. We need to be really careful when we are consuming them though, because as they are enriched with all the vital protein which we need, they could also be higher in fat and calories which we would need to avoid. It is very important for us to balance the intake of seeds and nuts with other food items if we wish to get the best results which we have set for our goals like weight loss, muscle building, healthy lifestyle etc. Salted nuts are however, prohibited in the Paleo diet.

Legumes

Now as we all know, legumes are not exactly something we call pure Paleo, but when you turn to Paleo diet and then put the vegan diet part in it then we should get all the nutrients and protein we can get staying within the boundary of our diet. There have been various studies on different types of beans and it has been established that a particular type of bean called edamame contains 1:1 ratio of protein to carbohydrate. The quantity of protein in legumes is so high that it has 17 grams of it in 1 cup of legumes. On the other hand the other beans are not as good as edamame. For example black beans have only 9 grams of proteins and 24 grams of carbohydrates in 100 grams. If you add a cup of edamame to your diet then this way, you will get 65 grams of protein from that single cup which will be really beneficial.

Conclusions

It could be very difficult for an individual to make changes in your existing diet plan, whether you are following a vegan diet and adding the Paleo diet in it or vice versa. Make very small changes to motivate yourself to adapt the new diet program and try to stay focus at every part of it, rather than getting distracted and giving it up completely when any hiccup comes your way. You can also mix and match with the different food products and recipes which are already in your diet plan and experiment to the extent which works for you ideally. With a little bit of help and effort, you will be able to find a diet plan which will be vegan, Paleo, sustainable, healthy, and suits you well.

 

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Obesity And Paleo Diet

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Obesity, a term used by the medical professionals, is connected to the excess body fat that has accumulated to some extent in the human body. It has some negative effects on the human body leading to the severe reduction in life expectancy and also it increases other major health problems.

Obesity, in some cases is the root cause of some diseases, mainly type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, heart disease and certain types of cancer. The main cause of obesity could be the lack of physical activity, excessive food energy intake, and also genetic susceptibility. However, these are not the only causes of obesity, but it has been seen is some cases, where obesity is caused by endocrine disorders, psychiatric illness, medications or genes. There are some evidences available where it can be seen that some people who are suffering from obesity, consume very less amount of food but still they gain a lot of weight because of a very slow metabolism which is limited. If we look at it in an average base, people suffering from obesity have the greater ratio of energy expenditure than the people who are not obese at all. It is because of the energy requirement to maintain the increased body mass so the expenditure of energy would also be higher.

The two types of treatment which can cure obesity are physical exercise and dieting. The quality of the diet can be improved by reducing consumption of energy-dense foods, like the food products which have a higher quantity of sugars and fat, and replace them with the consumption of dietary fibre. Paleo diet is a great diet regime in which the weight of the follower can be lost dramatically if the diet plan is set up by a professional dietician or a nutritionist. There are also anti-obesity drugs available nowadays, which can be taken to decrease the rate of fat absorption along with your diet plan, and it can also be taken to reduce the appetite. If any means of getting rid of obesity i.e. exercise, medication and diet plans are not effective for a sufferer, then a surgery may be performed to reduce the stomach fat and volume, or a gastric balloon could assist with the weight loss.

Weight Loss in Paleo Diet

The first and the most important question which comes to mind is “how much can you lose?” Paleo diet is a kind of diet regime, which is capable of providing you many great things which you desire. One of the best and the greatest things which Paleo diet can provide you is getting rid of obesity and the potential weight loss which you will be parting your ways when you take on this amazing diet.

The idea is, to stick to this diet plan, and as long as you will stick to it, you will gradually lose the weight which you do not wish to carry everywhere you go. Now that means you are authorize to stick with those food products which are carefully selected for you, having the correct amount of nutrition right according to your body needs and is of right nutritional standards. Now you should consider yourself very lucky because the food products which are in Paleo diet will be very helpful and the wide variety will make it easy for you to fight against obesity.

After you commit yourself to the Paleo diet and you start following it, you will see some positive results when you will lose at least 5 to 10 pounds in the first month or two months. For a starter it might not be like a giant leap forward, but you do not have to worry about it because while you are reducing weight, you also are consuming healthy food. This rate of losing weight is however, thought to be very healthy and safe. It is because that dramatic starvation and rapid nutrient loss could be very harmful to the human body experience.

The response of Paleo diet could differ in different cases, and with regards to weight loss. The responses will relate heavily to these important things;

  • Age – however younger people will be able to lose weight easier

  • Metabolic rate

  • Personal genetics

  • Current state of health

It is an established fact that to lose weight, one needs to burn more calories than the actual intake, and the best exercise to do so is to eat a low-fat, balanced and healthy diet. Paleo diet is designed in such a way to combat the problems of obesity take full control. However, there are so many diet programs in which an individual is hungry at all times because the intake is very low. Since Paleo diet revolves around the theory regarding our great ancestors, and what they ate, what you get in reply is, a very high protein, high vegetable and fruit diet with a moderate amounts of fat. These also include relatively high quantities of healthful monounsaturated and omega-3 fats.

Protein unlike carbohydrate or fat is believed to have a larger thermic effect, which means it helps in the metabolism boost leading to a speedy weight loss. Also protein has a quality to make you feel full unlike other diets, which stops your appetite to grow. Weight loss in first few weeks of the Paleo diet may be rapid in some cases, because the consumption of carbohydrates will be very low and the water which is expelled from your body, and could result in some of the side effects like bad breath, lethargy, and headaches.

These are some of the benefits of Paleo diet while tackling obesity.

  • There is no need of exercise plan.

  • The essential fatty acids intakes will be higher.

  • The focus will be on the fresh fruits and vegetables, which will reduce the risk of many chronic diseases from developing like diabetes, different types of cancer and heart disease.

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