4 Health Benefits of Going Paleo

The Paleo diet has been talked about over and over on many different media sources. Fad diets are not great for overall health, but Paleo does bring many great health benefits. Don’t want to eat like your “ancestors” the rest of your life? No problem. Even just a few weeks of eating Paleo can bring about these health benefits and more.

Balance Your Blood Sugar

The Paleo diet takes out two huge foods – grains and refined sugar. Since you will not be eating any bread or sugar while on the diet, you are able to balance your blood sugar levels. When our blood sugar is out of whack, we feel the consequences. We have fatigue, low energy, more cravings, and more weight gain. Balancing your blood sugar levels will lead to lower diabetes risks, more energy, and even the ability to lose weight.

Cut Inflammation

Refined sugar, wheat, and processed foods are huge inflammation triggers. When your body is inflamed, it is more susceptible to all types of diseases and even pain. The Paleo diet might help those who suffer chronic pain issues, such as back pain, arthritis, or fibromyalgia. Going Paleo for some time may even help you realize if you are sensitive to gluten or grain products.

 Better Sleep

Since you will be eating whole foods on the Paleo diet, there will be very little chemicals or artificial toxins in your foods. Processed foods might taste good, but the amount of actual food in them is minimal. Many times these chemicals or toxins from fake foods can mess with our natural serotonin levels. Moving your diet to pure sources of food helps your body to digest them better, and the food does not interfere with sleep.

More Energy

The Paleo diet is all about cutting out the bad foods and only eating clean, whole foods. It is not about measuring portions, cutting calories, or even cutting back. You eat as much as you want of the best foods, and since you are being nourished, your body can use that as fuel. Your blood sugar will not be constantly going up and down from refined carbs and sugars, which means no more energy crashes for you.

Is the Paleo diet for you? That is truly for you to decide. There is definitely many health benefits to be had from cutting out refined sugar, fast food, and processed foods though.

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