Why Paleo Works

Why Paleo Works

What is Paleo? It is a diet that focuses on eating foods similar to those available in the Paleolithic era. The Paleo diet is also known as the stone age diet, hunter-gatherer diet, or caveman diet.



Many people are extremely happy with the Paleo diet results. Many research studies are confirming its effectiveness for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, weight loss, appetite control, and sclerosis. Did you know that Natura Market is one of the largest suppliers of organic Paleo Foods?

Let’s look at the main aspects of the Paleo diet that contribute to people getting these life-changing results.


Paleo Bans Wheat And Other Grains

There is enough evidence that gluten damages the body’s intestinal tract.

Gluten triggers a molecule called zonulin in our small intestine, triggering the opening of tight junctions (the cells that hold the gut together) and creating intestinal permeability. This allows undigested food particles of gluten to enter the bloodstream and trigger an immune attack. This is why Paleo benefits people - it removes gluten.

Concerning grains, lack of proper preparation (soaking and sprouting/fermentation) renders a lot of them indigestible or even harmful because phytic acid in grains binds vital minerals like zinc, calcium, and iron making them very difficult to absorb.


Paleo Bans Sugar And Processed Foods

Sugar is considered to be inflammatory in every sense because it triggers an insulin spike and when there is too much glucose in the bloodstream, that glucose is inflammatory - it oxidizes hemoglobin. By eliminating sugar from the Paleo diet, especially processed sugars, inflammation is avoided.


Paleo Bans Dairy

Many people can’t tolerate dairy. They suffer from many inflammatory conditions such as respiratory issues including asthma, digestive discomfort, hormone issues, and others. Many studies show that fermented probiotic yogurt and kefir made from fresh raw milk from pastured cows is beneficial compared to supermarket dairy products that are produced from antibiotic and hormone fed cows. In reality, however, dairy intolerance is present in people regardless of the quality of dairy the person consumes. That is why the Paleo program eliminates dairy products totally.


Paleo Promotes Vegetables

Paleo diet is about adding as many various vegetables to each meal as possible. Not only for dinner but for breakfast and lunch too. Grains are replaced with colorful and leafy vegetables. Increased consumption of veggies adds great benefits to the diet. It is recommended to opt for organic greens, not sprayed with pesticides. People’s digestion improves within days, headaches disappear and they feel more energetic.


Paleo Promotes Healthy Fats

Paleo replaces processed vegetable oils such as canola or sunflower oils with healthy and stable monounsaturated and saturated fats of olive oil and coconut oil. Avocadoes, nuts, seeds are great additions to the Paleo diet and a natural way to avoid inflammation and obesity.


Paleo Promotes Lean Protein

Protein is an essential building block for growth and muscle development. Paleo is not about too much protein, it is about a small portion of protein with every meal, sustainably sourced, grass-fed, wild-caught, and as fresh as possible. 

Last but not least, people following the Paleo diet should drink lots of water. Some people on this diet also drink black coffee or green tea, but they avoid all soft drinks and juices with added sugar. Getting regular exercise is another vital part of the Paleo lifestyle.

The paleo diet is not safe for everyone. It is unclear if a Paleo diet is safe for children, pregnant women, or older adults. People with chronic conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, should also speak to a doctor before trying a Paleo diet.


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