By consuming whole foods that promote energy, we reduce our toxic load and keep foods in their bio-available state. In other words, we can better absorb the vitamins, minerals and nutrients naturally present in foods.
Stabilize blood sugar.
The Paleo diet emphasizes low glycemic foods rich in healthy protein, fats and fibre. This formula works to balance blood sugar levels and provide us with sustained energy. The majority of carbohydrates present in the Paleo diet come from whole plant sources, so we're not experiencing spikes and crashes in blood sugar.
An excess intake of carbohydrates can actually promote fat storage. A diet high in carbohydrates also stimulates the release of insulin by the pancreas, which halts the breakdown of body fat. Incorporating healthy sources of fats and protein (grass-fed meat, fish, nuts, coconut) and fibre (more greens!) will help keep us satiated and energized.
Bonus: bacon is allowed.
Provided it's sourced from high quality, local, grass-fed pastured animals. In comparison to grain-fed animal protein, studies show that grass-fed meat has a better ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as less total fat. This is great news for our cardiovascular system.
Wishing you a happy, healthy new year!