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5 Health Benefits of a Paleo Lifestyle

Want to live longer and feel healthier? Eat like a caveman! In other words, choose a Paleo lifestyle. Our ancestors from thousands of years ago were hunter-gatherers. They ate fresh vegetables, fruits, some nuts, and meat and fish. They had to hunt their prey, which means their bodies excelled at switching from periods of stillness to bursts of activity. Have you ever seen a fat caveman? That’s because they burned more calories than they consumed, and the calories were not from empty, sugar-laden carbohydrates.

Your body is a machine that craves quality fuel (food) and activity (walking and strength training). When you put these all together, the result is a well-charged body that burns calories even with the simplest acts of activity. Not only does the Paleo diet reduce body fat, it also reduces toxins in your body and normalizes your blood sugar levels. While it may take some time to get to this point, if you follow a Paleo lifestyle, you will see results in a short amount of time. This will motivate you even further.

Speaking of motivation, there are many benefits of a Paleo lifestyle. Some you will notice in just a few days, while other take a few weeks or longer. But rest assured—you will reap tremendous rewards. Here are the top 5 health benefits of a Paleo lifestyle:

Better digestion

Your intestinal tract can get inflamed when you consume sugar and other processed foods. This inflammation can lead to leaky gut syndrome and other digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea. Your digestion will be greatly improved by eating grass-fed beef and chicken, which are a few foods that your ancestors’ intestinal tracts tolerated.

Better metabolism

Because the Paleo lifestyle involves a diet that is heavy focused on animal flesh, your body will build new cells for muscles mass. It’s a known fact that the more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism works. This means that your muscle cells will store energy, and it will not go to fat cells. Your body will work like a well-oiled machine and burn more calories when exercising and even doing daily tasks such as cleaning the house.

Disease prevention

A Paleo lifestyle has the potential to prevent many diseases that have plagued people for the past few decades. The Paleo diet includes foods that are anti-inflammatory and contain powerful antioxidants that prevent heart disease and cancer. You can also reduce your risk of high cholesterol, hypertension, and insulin resistance.

Detoxification

Following a Paleo lifestyle results in many detoxification effects. You will feel more clear-headed, lighter, and more vibrant. A diet that is free of refined sugar, caffeine, and artificial ingredients purges your body of toxins and waste that has built up. You will notice that your skin is clearer and softer, and your memory will improve as well.

Weight loss

The removal of processed foods and the majority of carbohydrates from your diet will result in the loss of unwanted pounds. You will not even have to count calories and you will not be hungry. Once you see results, you will be motivated to continue living a Paleo lifestyle!

 

James Christopher, Creative Writer