Eat Like a Caveman
Cecilia Tan | On 31, Jan 2015
Can’t keep the weight down despite watching what you eat? Try the ‘paleo’ diet recommended by Dr Doug McGuff in his book “Body by Science” believed to be better at lowering body fat than exercise.
During the Paleolithic period, about 12,000 years ago, humans lived primarily on non-starchy vegetables, fruit, nuts, roots and lean meat, including ostrich and bison as well as organ meats and seafood. During the Paleolithic period our ancestors didn’t die of heart disease, diabetes and cancer — which are among the leading causes of death today, and all are related to diet.
The main disease-causing culprits in the modern diet are sugars, particularly fructose, and grains. If you want to avoid heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes or even cancer, you’ll want to severely restrict your fructose and grain consumption. For clever paleo recipes, go to http://nomnompaleo.com/.