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The diet allows the consumption of lean meat, fruit, vegetables, fish oils, roots and eggs; whole grain and dairy based products, processed oil and refined sugars are avoided. This makes the diet beneficial for weight-watchers as well as those with cardiac problems.
The Paleo Diet offers the following health benefits:
Improves gut health. The absence of processed sugars and fats prevents inflammation of the intestinal tract that causes the ‘leaky gut syndrome’. As the diet endorses only ‘raw’ ingredients, it eliminates preservatives, additives and artificial colouring. This results in improved digestion and absorption by increasing the number of gut flora, preventing acidity and heartburn. Continue reading