As its name suggests, this diet is inspired by the diet of our ancestors! It’s like the caveman diet and it consists mainly of unprocessed and uncooked food.
This diet increases your intake of protein with a large focus on red meat, fish, seafood and eggs as well as fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
This diet is low in carbohydrate. Carbohydrate intake is often divided by two or by three. The Paleo diet can cause fatigue because it is low in carbohydrates and of course, it is not suitable for vegetarians!
Rules to follow under the paleolithic diet
Dairy products should be avoided
Cereals, pasta and bread are to be avoided
Sugar and processed foods should be avoided as in most diets
All lean meats, poultry, fish and seafood, as well as eggs can be eaten
All fruit and vegetables low in starch are recommended
Eating nuts and seeds in relatively small quantities is recommended
Oils should be low in saturated fat and rich in Omega 3
Positives of the Paleolithic Diet: