Healthy Humans have come a long way in terms of most things – be it medical science, language, space exploration or even food options. However, believers of the Paleo diet think that all the progress made in terms of food isn’t desirable, and we should go back to eating like our ancestors did thousands of years ago. Commonly referred to as the ‘caveman diet’ – paleo diet consists of food products that were available back in the days when cavemen used to live. Followers give up all forms of processed food that is usually unhealthy along with all forms of legumes and grains. Though the diet has come under some criticism from dieticians and fitness experts, one cannot deny that it has several health benefits.

1.  It is healthy for your heart

Most cases of heart disease is caused due to unhealthy lifestyle and bad eating habits. Followers of the paleo diet stay away from most unhealthy foods and consume fruits and vegetables that cut risk of heart disease.

2. Good for gluten-intolerant people

Nowadays, more and more people are gluten intolerant including Novak Djokovic who was the No. 1 tennis player in the world until some time ago. In simple words, gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, barley and rye products. People following the Paleo diet keep away from such grains, which is why it is good for gluten-intolerant people.

3. Helps in weight loss

People following the Paleo diet do not keep a count of their calories. However, some experts say that it can help people lose weight without trying. The fruits which are high in fibre combined with lean meats high in protein makes it good for those looking to lose weight. If you are following this diet for losing weight, make sure you don’t ignore your carbohydrate intake as it can leave you feeling low and lacking energy  through the day. People looking to lose weight can also follow this sample weight loss diet plan.

4.  Healthy for diabetics

Since the paleo diet contains foods with a low glycemic index, and eliminates foods like refined sugar and grains, it is great for diabetics. Diabetics really need to keep their blood-sugar levels in check since their body cannot process or produce insulin which helps in the absorption of glucose. Find out more about glycaemic index and how it is helping people.

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