Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Paleo Diet - 5 Foods to Avoid

What you and many other people may not already know, is that the majority of foods listed below are the causes of ninety percent of allergic reactions. The Caveman Diet is the most healthiest diet in the world because it eliminates all of those foods.

No More Legumes

In case you were wondering, a legume is a seed that breaks as it ripens. The kinds of legumes to watch out for are pinto beans, kidney beans, broad beans, soybeans, lentils, chickpeas, and peanuts (peanuts are legumes, not a "nut").

The problem with legumes is that they contain lectin. Lectin, the "sticky protein", causes inflammation which then leads to weight gain, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Another issue with legumes is that they contain phytates. Phytates prevent absorption which also leads to inflammation.

No More Grains

You may be surprised to see grains high on the list. Contrary to popular belief, grains are actually quite bad for your health. The problem with grains is that they also contain lectin (remember that word?), as well as gluten. Both lectin and gluten have been linked to digestive diseases and inflammatory problems. Not to mention that most breads found in supermarkets are made out of enriched flour which break down into sugar very quickly. When this sugar is released into the blood stream, it causes an extreme fluctuation of blood sugar levels. Fluctuating blood sugar levels are to blame for fatigue, cravings, and constant feelings of hunger.

Our ancestors didn't consume grains due to the lack of cooking processes. It's only been within the last 100,000 years that humans discovered how cooking grains made them edible. Our bodies have been struggling to adapt ever since.

Avoid Trans Fats

These toxic fats can turn rancid, causing free-radical damage in the body when heated to high temperatures. Eating the wrong kinds of fats causes cell membranes to malfunction and die. The kinds of fats to avoid on the paleo diet are canola, vegetable, sunflower, and safflower oils. This includes all foods that were fried in these fats.

Processed, Refined, and Artificial Sugars

I'm not talking about the natural sugars found in fruits. The kind of sugar you should be avoiding on a paleo diet is anything that is manufactured. Man made sugars include corn syrup, table sugar, and all sugars found in processed foods including enriched grains.

Unnatural sugars are the leading causes of weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, immune dysfunction, not to mention tooth decay. No wonder why, with sugars being treated with chemicals such as chlorine and phosphene gas both of which lead to the destruction of cells.

Diary

It seems that caveman diet experts cannot agree on this category. Some enthusiasts will tell you that dairy in moderation is okay, while others will tell you to eliminate dairy completely. As for our ancient predecessors, they never ate or drank any kinds of dairy food because there were no domesticated animals.

The problem with the diary products lining grocery shelves is that it is highly processed and pasteurized which significantly denatures milk of its proteins and kills beneficial enzymes and bacteria. The milk itself comes from very unhealthy cows, and unhealthy cows produce unhealthy milk. These cows are fed grains, corn products, and soy-all of which are listed in this post as foods to avoid on the paleo diet-and often given growth hormones and antibiotics. If you must have dairy, try to find a source that is local and not commercialized.

Want to enjoy the permanent loss of weight and acne? Avoid these foods at all costs. Your body will thank you with a slimmer physique and acne-free skin!

1 comment:

  1. Your article is a great introduction to the concepts of thepaleo diet. I am sharing it with people who I think will benefit from it.

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