The Paleo diet, sometimes referred to as the caveman diet, is
based on a philosophy of consuming the types of foods available
to our hunter gatherer ancestors. Loren Cordain, PhD, Robb Wolf
and other proponents of the Paleo diet cite studies reporting
that the Paleo diet improves blood lipids, promotes weight loss
without calorie counting, gives relief of pain from autoimmune
diseases and supports a healthy lifestyle that can keep people
from developing many of today's concerning health issues
including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Robb Wolf states
that the Paleo diet is the only approach towards nutrition that
works with our own genetics.
The Paleo Diet: Similarities and Differences to Other Diet Plans
Lots of diets and healthy eating programs promote eating lean
proteins, fruits and vegetables, fiber and healthy fats, and not
eating processed foods, sugars, salt and alcohol. What is the
Paleo diet difference then? The types of food included in the
Paleo diet obviously are filled with vitamins, minerals and
antioxidants. The real difference in the Paleo diet and other
diets that include lean proteins, fruits and vegetables, and
healthy fats seems to be what is defined as a "healthy fat" and
the lean protein sources that are allowed and not allowed, as
well as the type of meats that are preferable as protein sources.
Saturated fats are discouraged by many health experts and
nutritional programs. Many of these are included in the Paleo
diet as healthy fats. Protein from animal sources seems to be one
of the basics of this diet, but grass fed or wild meats are
preferred over animals that have been raised on grain feeds.
While wild meat is a very lean protein source, it also does
contain some saturated fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids which
are definitely good for us. One more difference between the Paleo
diet and other diet plans is some of the food types that are not
allowed in the Paleo diet. These include grains, dairy and
legumes which other healthy eating plans encourage.
The Paleo Diet and Your Food Budget
The Paleo diet promotes eating more fresh, lean meat and fish as
well as the freshest veggies and fruits you can get which means
you may find that your grocery bill is higher than usual should
you decide to adopt this type of nutritional plan. We have a few
suggestions that may help you stretch your food budget and still
stay within the hunter gatherer spirit of the plan.
AFA Bluegreen Algae – Many people get the wrong ratio of omega-3
fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids which can lead to inflammation
in the body which in turn can then lead to a variety of
autoimmune diseases. Many fast foods, junk foods and processed
foods have an over-abundance of omega-6. For good health, you
need 3 to 4 times as many omega-3's as omega-6's and most
Americans get 10 to 20 times as many of the omega-6's as
omega-3's. See the problem? AFA bluegreen algae is a whole food
solution for getting lean proteins and high quality fats with the
exact ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 that the body needs. We think
that fits perfectly with the Paleo philosophy.
Supplements from wild superfoods – In these modern times, most of
us don't have the time to do our own hunting and gathering so
here's a more modern solution to getting natural wild nutrition.
These three supplements provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals
and phytonutrients from all organic wild elements of nature.
Now you know how to get on board with the Paleo diet if you feel
it is right for you without having to be concerned about the
extra financial stress it may put on your food budget. Consider
using these supplements to add some of the wild superfood
nutrition the Paleo diet promotes. This just may be a way for you
to go "caveman" on a budget.
- Antioxidant Supplement – This supplement is
rich in chlorophyll, glutathione, enzymes, vitamins, minerals,
and phytonutrients from its combination of AFA bluegreen algae,
kale sprouts, red clover sprouts, wheat sprouts, concentrated
wheat sprouts, and Dunaliella salina algae providing superior
- Full-spectrum algae supplement – This supplement provides a unique richness of minerals and
phytonutrients from the lake and sea through a combination of
nine different algae: dulse, kelp, fucoidan, Ecklonia cava,
bladderwrack, Dunaliella salina, spirulina, chlorella and pure
AFA bluegreen algae.
- Mushroom and algae supplement – This supplement combines five powerful mushrooms: reishi,
maitake, cordyceps, wild black trumpet, and Poria cocos, that
have been shown to have antibacterial, antiviral,
anti-inflammatory and antifungal abilities, support immune system
function, support heart health, and provide a rich source of
proteins and antioxidants.