Paleo diet is a low fat diet high in unsaturated. Fats are macronutrients that provide energy for the body. The body stores dietary fats and carbohydrates. Excess fats and carbohydrates are converted in body fat. Read More…
Our diets consist of fats daily. What is important is not the amount of fats you eat a day but the types of fats you eat. Paleo Diet designed by Mother Nature is a Low Fat Diet.
Low fat diets recommended for weight loss and weight maintenance but Paleo Diet is no a fad weight loss diet. The Paleo Diet is a mother nature diet for optimal health and longevity. Paleo is an honest diet consisting: lean meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, eggs and herbs. Paleo Diet free of: wheat, grains, legumes, processed foods and potatoes. Paleo cooking oils are plant based or unsaturated fats. Dietary fats are in plants and animals. Fats are macronutrients. Positive effect of fats provides energy to the body. Saturated fats are considered bad fats. Harmful fats have high levels of cholesterol. Cholesterol increases health risks of cardiovascular diseases, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes and other serious diseases. Saturated fats are mainly in animals. Saturated fats tend to be solid at room temperature.
Tran fats are considered bad fats. Trans fats occur naturally in some plant and animals. More naturally in animals as versus to plants. Majority of trans fats are from food processing through partial hydrogenation of unsaturated fats. Trans fats are easier to cook and hydrogenation increase shelf life of trans fats. Trans fats like saturated fats increase blood unhealthy cholesterol level and lowers healthy cholesterol levels. Most saturated fats and trans fat are solid at room temperature. Saturated and trans fat are called solid fats, beef fat, chicken fat, pork fat, butter and margarine. Trans foods can be found in many processed foods check labels verify if food produce contains trans fats. Processed food not allowed in Paleo Diet
Unsaturated Fats are good fats. Two types of unsaturated fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Science suggests monounsaturated foods reduce blood cholesterol levels. Reducing risks of heart diseases. Additionally, monounsaturated foods may benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control. Beneficial in decreasing risk and controlling type 2 diabetes. Monounsaturated fats help maintain body’s cells and high in antioxidant vitamin E.
Monounsaturated fats found in foods allowed in Paleo Diet:
- Red Meat
- Tallow (Beef Fat)
- High Fat Fruits
- Macadamia Nut Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Safflower Oil
Polyunsaturated fats improve blood cholesterol levels and decrease risk of type 2 diabetes. Omega 3 fatty acid found in fish food also plant based flax seed. Omega- 6 fatty acid found in sunflower oil and safflower oil. Unsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature.
Polyunsaturated Fats allowed in Paleo Diet:
- Sesame Seeds
- Olive Oil
- Wild Salmon
Paleo Diet the Caveman Diet. Consumers are now demanding tasty and healthy diet recipes. Mother Nature designed that diet over 10,000 years ago. Low Fat, Low Carb, Gluten - Dairy Free and No Preservatives.
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