There is a diet that has yet to catch the attention of majority of weight watchers, but proponents have been attesting to its effectiveness in promoting both weight loss and good health. We are talking about the Paleo Diet.
The Paleo Diet is short for the “Paleolithic Diet“. If you review your history, the Paleolithic Period encompassed 2.5 million years of Prehistory and ended at the Pleistocene period around 10,000 years BP. During this period, humans banded together and survived by hunting wild animals and gathering fruits and vegetables. This is also a period when humans were in the early stages of developing tools, but they have yet to come up with the agricultural techniques which will provide them with a stable source of food. Foods that were commonly consumed by cavemen during this period of prehistory are included in the Paleo Diet.
Paleo Diet primarily consists of lean meats, fruits and vegetables, nuts, roots, fish, and seafood. It does not include fatty meats, agricultural products like grains and legumes, dairy products, processed oils, sugar and salt. Because the Paleo Diet largely consists of more protein and less of fats and carbohydrates, it is an ideal diet for athletes.
However, the problem that most dieters have with the Paleo Diet is that it emphasizes the consumption of meat, fruits and vegetables preferably raw. Others don’t find these foods palatable because of the lack of salt, vinegar and other seasonings.
Recently, proponents of the Paleo Diet came up with delicious recipes consisting of the foods that are required in this diet. You can try these recipes out at home and see if these would entice you to switch to the Paleo Diet…
Paleo Diet Recipes
Shrimp and Spinach Curry
Shrimps (peel and de-vein them) = 2 lbs
Shredded spinach = 2 cups
Coconut milk = 1 cup
Coconut oil = 2 tbsp
Chicken stock = ½ cup
Curry powder = 2 tsp
Chopped onion = 1
Tomato paste = 2 tsp
Ground black pepper
1. Put a skillet on low heat. Add coconut oil and onions. Saute until onions turn slightly golden brown.
2. Add salt and pepper to moisturize the onions.
3. Next, add curry powder, followed by the tomato paste, chicken stock and finally the coconut milk.
4. Stir very well to mix all the flavors in the resulting gravy.
5. Add shrimps and spinach. Season with sea salt.
6. Let cook for 5 minutes.
7. Serve hot with rice.
3 tsp Ground cinnamon
3 tbsp Butter or margarine
1. Remove the core from the apples, making sure to leave some flesh at the bottom.
2. Stuff the apples with butter.
3. Sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg
4. Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenmeit.
5. Bake the apples for 20 minutes.
6. Serve while apples are hot and soft.
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