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Paleo Diet

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Paleo Diet

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14814 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Paleo Diet

The paleo diet definition is simple: eat only foods that were available to our hunter and gatherer ancestors thousands of years ago during the paleolithic age. This means that things like processed foods, refined grains and cereals are off the table, and instead your plate should be full of fruits and vegetables, meats, nuts and seeds.

The idea is that these are the foods that our bodies were designed to eat while many of the heavily processed modern foods that fill our diets today contribute to chronic disease and health problems. Proponents of the diet suggest that a well-planned paleo diet could lead to improvements in many aspects of health, such as enhanced weight loss and reduced inflammation.

Because it is essentially a grain-free diet, it tends to be lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein and fat than some other diets. However, it also eliminates several food groups that contain beneficial nutrients, such as legumes and dairy, which has made this diet a subject of much debate among experts.

6 paleo diet benefits

  • Promotes weight loss
  • High in protein
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Boosts satiety
  • Corrects nutrient deficiencies
  • Regulates blood sugar

Here is a healthy paleo diet food list with some foods that you should include in your diet:

  • Grass-fed beef
  • Seafood
  • Poultry
  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Heart-healthy unrefined oils, such as olive, coconut, flaxseed, walnut and avocado oil

Here are the foods that you should avoid while following a paleo diet plan:

  • Legumes (including beans and peanuts)
  • Dairy
  • Refined sugar
  • Refined vegetable oils
  • Processed/junk food
  • White potatoes
  • Cereal grains

Sugar-sweetened or caffeinated beverages

Sensible indulgences

These are perfectly healthy in small amounts:

Wine: quality red wine is high in antioxidants and beneficial nutrients.

Dark chocolate: choose one that has 70% or higher cocoa content. Quality dark chocolate is very nutritious and extremely healthy.

What to drink when you're thirsty

When it comes to hydration, water should be your go-to beverage.

These aren't exactly paleo, but most people drink them anyway:

Tea is very healthy and loaded with antioxidants and various beneficial compounds. Green tea is best.
Coffee is actually very high in antioxidants as well. Studies show that it has many health benefits

How to make your restaurant meals paleo

It is not very difficult to make most restaurant meals paleo friendly.

Order a meat or fish-based main dish.
Get extra vegetables instead of bread or rice.
Ask them to cook your food in olive oil or coconut oil.

Simple paleo snacks

There really is no need to eat more than 3 meals per day, but if you get hungry then here are some paleo snacks that are simple and easily portable:

  • Baby carrots.
  • Hard boiled eggs.
  • A piece of fruit.
  • A handful of nuts.
  • Leftovers from the night before.
  • Apple slices with some almond butter.
  • A bowl of berries with some coconut cream.
  • Homemade beef jerky.

Paleo diet drawbacks:

1. Restricts some nutrient dense foods

2. Allows pork, shrimps and other oft - contaminated food sources

3. Excessive consumption of certain meats can have adverse effects.
 

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All About Paleo Diet!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14814 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
All About Paleo Diet!

The paleo diet includes whole, unprocessed foods that resemble what they look like in nature.

Our ancestors were genetically the same as modern humans. They thrived eating such foods and were free of diseases like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Several studies suggest that this diet can lead to significant weight loss (without calorie counting).

A paleo diet meal plan-

The basics

  1. Eat: meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, healthy fats and oils.
  2. Avoid: processed foods, sugar, soft drinks, grains, most dairy products, legumes, artificial sweeteners, vegetable oils, margarine and trans fats.
  3. Avoid these foods


Avoid these foods and ingredients:

  1. Sugar and high fructose corn syrup: soft drinks, fruit juices, table sugar, candy, pastries, ice cream and many others.
  2. Grains: includes breads and pastas, wheat, spelt, rye, barley, etc.
  3. Legumes: beans, lentils and many more.
  4. Dairy: avoid most dairy, especially low-fat (some versions of paleo do include full-fat dairy like butter and cheese).
  5. Vegetable oils: soybean oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, grapeseed oil, safflower oil and others.
  6. Trans fats: found in margarine and various processed foods. Usually referred to as “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” oils.
  7. Artificial sweeteners: aspartame, sucralose, cyclamates, saccharin, acesulfame potassium. Use natural sweeteners instead.
  8. Highly processed foods: everything labelled “diet” or “low-fat” or has many weird ingredients. Includes artificial meal replacements.


Foods to eat on the paleo diet-

Base your diet on these real, unprocessed paleo foods.

  1. Meats: beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork and others.
  2. Fish and seafood: salmon, trout, haddock, shrimp, shellfish, etc. Choose wild-caught if you can.
  3. Eggs: choose free-range, pastured or omega-3 enriched eggs.
  4. Vegetables: broccoli, kale, peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, etc.
  5. Fruits: apples, bananas, oranges, pears, avocados, strawberries, blueberries and more.
  6. Tubers: potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, turnips, etc.
  7. Nuts and seeds: almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and more.
  8. Healthy fats and oils: lard, tallow, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil and others.
  9. Salt and spices: sea salt, himalayan salt, garlic, turmeric, rosemary, etc.

Try to choose grass-fed, pasture raised and organic if you can afford it. If not, then just make sure to always go for the least processed option.

These are perfectly healthy in small amounts:

1. Wine: quality red wine is high in antioxidants and beneficial nutrients.
2. Dark chocolate: choose one that has 70% or higher cocoa content. Quality dark chocolate is very nutritious and extremely healthy.

What to drink when you’re thirsty -

Glass of water

  1. When it comes to hydration, water should be your go-to beverage.
  2. These aren’t exactly paleo, but most people drink them anyway:
  3. Tea is very healthy and loaded with antioxidants and various beneficial compounds. Green tea is best.
  4. Coffee is actually very high in antioxidants as well. 


A sample paleo menu for one week -

Monday

1. Breakfast: eggs and vegetables, fried in coconut oil. One piece of fruit.
2. Lunch: chicken salad, with olive oil. Handful of nuts.
3. Dinner: burgers (no bun), fried in butter, with vegetables and some salsa.

Tuesday

  1. Breakfast: bacon and eggs, with a piece of fruit.
  2. Lunch: leftover burgers from the night before.
  3. Dinner: salmon, fried in butter, with vegetables.

Wednesday

  1. Breakfast: meat with vegetables (leftovers from night before).
  2. Lunch: sandwich in a lettuce leaf, with meat and fresh vegetables.
  3. Dinner: ground beef stir fry, with vegetables. Some berries.

Thursday

  1. Breakfast: eggs and a fruit.
  2. Lunch: leftover stir fry from the night before. A handful of nuts.
  3. Dinner: fried pork, with vegetables.

Friday

  1. Breakfast: eggs and vegetables, fried in coconut oil.
  2. Lunch: chicken salad with olive oil. Handful of nuts.
  3. Dinner: steak with vegetables and sweet potatoes.

Saturday

  1. Breakfast: bacon and eggs, with a piece of fruit.
  2. Lunch: leftover steak and vegetables from the night before.
  3. Dinner: baked salmon with vegetables and avocado.

Sunday

  1. Breakfast: meat with vegetables (leftovers from night before).
  2. Lunch: sandwich in a lettuce leaf, with meat and fresh vegetables.
  3. Dinner: grilled chicken wings, with vegetables and salsa.
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Everything You Need To Know About Paleo Diet

Dt. Neetha Dilip 89% (3594 ratings)
M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Everything You Need To Know About Paleo Diet

Paleo diet is one of those diets which have been gaining widespread popularity in the recent times. It has been touted by its supporters as the natural diet for human beings and also the diet that our ancestors used to consume. There is a lot of debate on its efficacy and it has its own set of advantages and disadvantages alike.

What exactly is a paleo diet?

The Paleo diet gets its name from the Paleolithic period of human civilization, thousands of years ago, where the availability and choices of food were varied and limited according to seasons. Most foods included lean meat, fruits, nuts, vegetables and were very different from the fast food, high sugar and saturated fat-based diet that humans are having now. This diet aims to go back to the basics to correct nutritional deficiencies as well as to try out to correct excesses of the modern diet.

Advantages of Paleo diet

  • Huge decrease in consumption of processed sugar
  • Normalization of blood pressure levels
  • Decreases in the level of bad cholesterol in the blood
  • Balance of protein intake due to limited and lean meat consumption
  • Increase in the consumption of vegetables and natural foods with less processed chemicals
  • Optimization of insulin within the body

Disadvantages of Paleo diet

  • Far too restrictive - Many believe that although it is a good diet, it loses out on the balance and becomes too restrictive with certain food groups being cut out completely, which may cause imbalances.
  • Excess of protein - Although Paleo diet cuts down on unhealthy fats, some of its ingredients may cause the consumption of too much protein which may not be good for health either.
  • Lacks of carbohydrates - Some believe that Paleo diet lacks carbohydrates and may not be a good source of energy. When working throughout the day, carbs provide energy but a low carb diet may cause energy-related problems. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.
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How is Paleo Diet Good and Bad For You

Dt. Archana Batra 91% (124 ratings)
Diploma in dietetics, PG certificate in Diabetes Education, BPTh/BPT, Verified Certificate in Nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
How is Paleo Diet Good and Bad For You

Paleo diet is one of those diets which have been gaining widespread popularity in the recent times. It has been touted by its supporters as the natural diet for human beings and also the diet that our ancestors used to consume. There is a lot of debate on its efficacy and it has its own set of advantages and disadvantages alike.

What exactly is a paleo diet?

The Paleo diet gets its name from the Paleolithic period of human civilization, thousands of years ago, where the availability and choices of food were varied and limited according to seasons. Most foods included lean meat, fruits, nuts, vegetables and were very different from the fast food, high sugar and saturated fat-based diet that humans are having now. This diet aims to go back to the basics to correct nutritional deficiencies as well as to try out to correct excesses of the modern diet.

Advantages of Paleo diet

  • Huge decrease in consumption of processed sugar
  • Normalization of blood pressure levels
  • Decreases in the level of bad cholesterol in the blood
  • Balance of protein intake due to limited and lean meat consumption
  • Increase in the consumption of vegetables and natural foods with less processed chemicals
  • Optimization of insulin within the body

Disadvantages of Paleo diet

  • Far too restrictive - Many believe that although it is a good diet, it loses out on the balance and becomes too restrictive with certain food groups being cut out completely, which may cause imbalances.
  • Excess of protein - Although Paleo diet cuts down on unhealthy fats, some of its ingredients may cause the consumption of too much protein which may not be good for health either.
  • Lacks of carbohydrates - Some believe that Paleo diet lacks carbohydrates and may not be a good source of energy. When working throughout the day, carbs provide energy but a low carb diet may cause energy-related problems.

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Paleo Diet - Popular or Doubtful?

Dr. Anjana Agarwal 87% (241 ratings)
MSc - Food and Applied Nutrition, Ph.D, Aroma Therapist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
Paleo Diet - Popular or Doubtful?

Paleo diet is customarily consisted of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. The name of the diet has its association with the diet consumed by Paleolithic humans thousands of years ago. They ate whatever they could hunt and gather. Fortunately they survived with health and vigour. In quest of good health and freedom from disease today men tried to follow the ancestral diet. However, Paleo diet has failed through nutritional lens due to exclusion of dairy or cereal products and processed food. 

Advancement in medicine and technology has made thousand miles stride in increasing life expectancy but there is no dearth of disease malnutrition and traumatic experiences of obesity. Industry, urbanization, marketing, population hike and climatic change have added oil in the fire. Ground reality focuses on primary biological requirements which are intact. Today the people know that their bodies as well as the environment are being loaded with free radicals, toxins and unwanted residues. They anxiously keep looking forward for some effective solutions. Let us know that how far the popularity of Paleo diet meet the health challenges. It has its own set of advantages and disadvantages alike. 

Advantages of Paleo Diet 

  1. Where the availability and choices of food were varied and limited according to seasons 
  2. Alkaline foods are available which support gut microbiota thus health and wellbeing. 
  3. Sharp reduction in consumption of processed food and sugar
  4. Optimization of insulin within the body thus helps in normalization of blood sugar levels 
  5. Support maintenance of blood pressure 
  6. Decreases in the bad cholesterol in the blood 
  7. Increase in protein intake due to meat consumption 
  8. High intake of micronutrients, fibre and antioxidants via increased consumption of seasonal fruits and vegetables 
  9. Helps to de-addict the person from caffeine, alcohol etc.
  10. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian can select foods. Disadvantages of Paleo diet 
  11. Too restrictive - Many believe that although it is a good diet, but does not support the concept of balanced diet for good nutrition and health due to missed food groups. 
  12. Risk of deficiencies due to non-inclusion of cereals and dairy
  13. Excess of protein due to risk of high intake of meat 
  14. It is difficult for people who subsist on fast food, high sugar and saturated fat

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Best Keto Diet Foods That Can Help You To Lose Weight!

Dt. Pallavi Jassal 90% (54 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Best Keto Diet Foods That Can Help You To Lose Weight!

Keto diet foods are very much in trend today. We at Live Life More Diet Clinic, have tried to suggest few Keto diets plans, especially keto diet for Indians, who are majorly vegetarians. These foods are the meal plans that set our body into the state of “ketosis”.

KETO DIET

A diet with low carbohydrates, moderate proteins & high-fat content, has been proved to be very helpful in various conditions from epileptic treatment to anti-obesity or weight loss. It is believed that while on ketogenic or low-carb high-fat diet plan, our metabolism sets our body into the fat burning furnace, resulting in weight loss. More ketone bodies are produced which act as fuel for the brain and also improves the physical performance, thus, are used for athletes to provide them with more stamina for practice.

WHAT IS KETO DIET?

As it is also referred to be a low carb diet plan, thus, precisely, a diet routine using fats as a major source of energy for the body is called a ketogenic diet. There are a number of forms of KETO diets like Atkins, Paleo etc. But in strict sense to set the body in ketosis following must be the macro composition-

  • Carbohydrates – 5 percent.
  • Proteins – (20-25) percent.
  • Fats – 70 percent.

Thus, for 1600 kcal KETO diet:

  • Carbohydrates – 20 g/ day.
  • Proteins – 80 g/ day.
  • Fats – 130 g/ day.

How does KETO plan work as anti- obesity diet, which helps in weight loss?

KETO plan feeds lesser carbohydrates in a day.

  • Using fat as a fuel, letting body enter the state of ketosis.
  • Ketosis is breaking down of stored fat in the liver to produce energy. Thus, the stored fat will be used and you lose weight.
  • As the fat will not be deposited in the body, you will become leaner and healthier.
  • Finally, with a lesser fat deposit in the body, you will be saved from many other harmful conditions like heart diseases, diabetes, cholesterol levels etc.

KETOGENIC DIET AND WEIGHT LOSS

A number of times we scroll on the web in search of the food plan that can help us understand that what foods can be used in KETO plan. But mostly that we get into our vision are the products that we Indians are not using in our diets. So, here is a sample of some useful tips that can help you choose wisely from the variety of eatables to get benefitted by the Indianized KETO foods for vegetarians (as veg eaters consume more carbs then non- vegetarians).

GOOD DIET FOODS FOR KETO:

Protein sources Fat & oil sources Low carbs

 

 

Dairy foods Fruits
Almonds. Olive oil Beans Butter Blackberries
Pumpkin, Chia Seeds Coconut oil

 

 

Cucumber Paneer Strawberries
Tofu Flax seed oil Spinach Hard full fat cheese Avocado
Walnuts. Avocado Pepper Cream

 

(whipped & sour)

 
Pista, Cashew Cocoa butter Onion Yogurt  
Almond flour Peanut oil Tomato Cream cheese  
Soya flour Ghee Broccoli Coconut butter  
    Mushroom    
    Cauliflower    
    Summer Squash    

Sample Keto Diet Meal Plan

Breakfast

  • Paneer or Soya Patties -2.
  • Avocado-1.

Lunch

  • Tofu salad – Toss 3 cups of lettuce, crumbled tofu, tomato with 2 tbsp. Mayo.
  • Yogurt with chia seeds.

Evening

  • Strawberries smoothie with whipped cream.

Dinner

  • Baked broccoli & pepper with 2 tbsp. of olive oil with soya roti coated with ghee.
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MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
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Vegitarian diet is best for good health.
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MD - Microbiology, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
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A balanced diet is useful for healthy living.
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An Anti-Aging Diet

Dr. Sumaiya Petiwala 93% (76912 ratings)
Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
An Anti-Aging Diet

An Anti-Aging Diet


What you eat makes a huge difference in how you age and how you feel,
Colorful fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in colorful vegetables and fruits, such as leafy greens, deep red tomatoes, blueberries, and carrots, help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. So at each meal, fill about half your plate with fruits and vegetables with one serving of meat or poultry which has essential brain nutrients.

Three particular antioxidants -- vitamin C, zinc, and beta-carotene -- help protect your vision from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness after age 64. If you already have macular degeneration, eating foods with these nutrients may slow its progress. Dark green, leafy vegetables -- spinach,and methi leaves greens are great sources. But you also help your eyes when you eat bright-colored ones.

Antioxidants like vitamin C can even help keep your skin younger-looking. One study linked eating lots of yellow and green vegetables to fewer wrinkles.
Nuts. The fats in nuts are among the healthiest you can find. If you avoid nuts because they're high in fat, think again. In fact, one study showed that snacking on nuts cut the risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol by about 20%. You only need to eat 1/4 of an ounce a day to get the benefits -- that’s about 4 almonds.

Beans and lentils. These foods give you loads of fiber and plant-based protein, so they’re an age-protecting alternative to red meat with saturated fat, which is linked to heart disease and diabetes. Beans and lentils are inexpensive and easy to add to soups, casseroles, and side dishes.

Foods to Avoid
For the best anti-aging diet, it’s important to limit foods that can harm your body. It’s easy if you follow these guidelines.

Go easy on high-fat meat, high-fat dairy, and bakery treats. The saturated fat found in these foods can clog your arteries, which can lead to heart problems.

Limit added sugar as much as possible. Eating too much sugar can send your blood sugar levels on a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs. Over time, excess calories may cause insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. Diabetes damages your blood vessels and often leads to heart disease. "The less sugar you eat, the healthier you'll be," Pontius says.

Spare the salt. Eating too much salt, or sodium, can raise your blood pressure. Over time, high blood pressure can damage many parts of your body, including your kidneys, your eyes, and your brain. Limit sodium to 2,400 milligrams -- about 1 teaspoon of table salt -- throughout your entire day. If you have high blood pressure, are 51 or older, are African-American, or have diabetes or chronic kidney disease, you should eat even less: no more than about 1,500 mg a day.

Check labels for the sodium content in canned, frozen, and boxed foods. Packaged foods typically pack in a lot of salt -- you may be eating more than you realize.

I being a both a registered dietitian (RD) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications . I will also suggest home remedies.
Do reply back for private consultation for Rx
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