The #1 Problem With The World’s Fastest-Growing Diet…

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple years, I’m sure you’ve heard of the “Paleo Diet.”

I hate to even call it a “diet”, because it’s really just the REAL way that humans have eaten for almost 1.9 million years, as opposed to the modern day processed food diet full of grains, sugars, and processed vegetable oils.

Whether you have or not, what you probably DON’T realize is that it’s the fastest growing “diet” in the world right now. From celebrities, chefs, elite athletes… even fitness experts–everyone is eager to try it or adopt it.

And for good reason! Because no other diet or eating plan provides so many benefits so fast:

  • Increased Energy
  • Clearer Skin
  • Lean, Muscular Body
  • Enhanced Libido
  • Greater Mental Clarity
  • All Day Stamina
  • Better Workouts
  • And More

The list goes on and on. Talk to anyone who’s actually eaten Paleo for even a full month and chances are, they’ll rave about the changes they started seeing in their body.

Now, the #1 problem…

You see, by far the biggest complaint we hear from many who try out the Paleo lifestyle is ‘boring’ or that it’s too hard.

Often, people learn the core principles, experience results… but then get stuck eating bland meals of the same foods over and over again.

Today – that problem is completely solved for you with the something we at Paleohacks have created–our first ever Paleo Cookbook.

Just FYI, Paleohacks is the single biggest online Paleo community anywhere – filled with tens of thousands of people actually THRIVING on Paleo.

Inside the cookbook, you’ll not only get 125+ delicious mouthwatering recipes, you’ll also get some great bonuses as well – to help you get started as fast as possible.

By Dave From Paleohacks
Creator of the Paleohacks Cookbook

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Atkins and Appetite Suppression

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Atkins Low Carb Meal

One of the most common, and surprising, effects of following the Atkins diet is appetite suppression.

Many followers of the plan report that the between meal hunger pangs they used to experience fade away very quickly. This makes it easier to stay on the diet and continue to lose weight. While other diets have their followers starving between meals, the Atkins diet offers relief from constant hunger.

The Atkins diet, with its specific combination of foods and ingredients, has powerful appetite suppressing effects.

The first key component is the amount of protein in the Atkins diet. Protein, more so than carbohydrates, has the power to satiate hunger. If you’ve ever eaten a carb heavy meal and then felt hungry afterward, you know that carbohydrates don’t have much staying power.

Protein, when combined with a small amount of healthy fats, can keep you feeling full for long periods of time.

eggsOne of the most powerful appetite suppressing foods on the Atkins diet are eggs.

Eggs are a great form of quick and easy protein.

A recent study showed that eating eggs for breakfast would actually stave off hunger pangs through the rest of the day.

The research concerned two groups of women. One group ate eggs for breakfast and the other had a breakfast of bagels and cream cheese. The calorie count for both breakfasts was exactly the same. The subjects kept track of what they ate the rest of the day and answered questions about their levels of hunger and satisfaction throughout the day. The results showed that the women who ate the eggs for breakfast felt more satisfied throughout the entire day. They ate less at each meal than the women who were in the bagel group.

Eggs contain about 6 grams of protein each. This helps to even out blood sugar and produces a feeling of satisfaction. Both of these factors help to curb cravings.

Egg yolks also contain lutein and xenazanthin. These nutrients have been shown to have incredible effects on eye health. So it’s important to eat the whole egg, and not just the white.

Eggs contain choline that is important in brain functioning and memory. These nutrients are just an added benefit to the appetite suppressing qualities.

broccliBroccoli and cauliflower, two of the acceptable vegetables on the Atkins program, also have appetite-suppressing effects. These vegetables are very bulky and they help make your stomach feel full. When your stomach feels full, it will actually create a chemical response in your body. Your body will reduce its appetite because it believes that your stomach is full of high calorie foods.

This will happen regardless of what is in your stomach.

You can achieve the same results with water and psyllium husk fiber.

Both broccoli and cauliflower provide bulk in your diet and are essential vegetables on the Atkins plan.

The Atkins diet focuses on eating small protein balanced meals a few times per day. This will help keep your blood sugar stabilized and avoid carbohydrate cravings.

With high carbohydrate diets, you are riding the wave of carbohydrate highs. After you eat, you feel great and full. Then a few hours later, you come crashing down and are hungrier than you were previous to eating the carbohydrate. This cycle continues and, over time, you will eat more and gain weight.

The protein, fat and vegetable meals of the Atkins plan put your blood sugar back in balance. They provide just enough of each type of food, with a proper amount of carbohydrates (from the vegetables). The vegetables provide quick carbohydrate energy, and the protein gives the meal staying power.

This combination helps suppress your appetite.

The Atkins diet is actually a craving control diet that can help suppress your appetite. If you’ve had a problem with carbohydrate cravings before, this new way of eating will help control those cravings.

The more you eat on the plan, the better your cravings will be controlled and the easier it will be to follow the diet.

 

Detox Versus Fasting

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The world is filled with toxins

in the food, we eat,in the air, we breathe, and in the water we drink.

Many of our foods are loaded with toxic pesticides and preservatives to keep the food on the supermarket shelves and to grow large quantities of foods, usually imported from foreign countries that don’t have strict laws on what types of pesticides to use on growing foods.

People have increasingly turned to fasting and detoxification programs to clean out the body, especially the colon and to return the body to a natural, healthy state.

However, detoxification programs and fasting is not the same thing, even though many people use these terms interchangeably.

Strictly speaking, detox is the process of using different foods and techniques to get rid of the toxic waste accumulated in the body, particularly in areas such as the liver.

Fasting involves severely restricting the number of calories you take in for several days in a row, either by drinking water alone or using limited calories in juices.

Some diets meet the criteria for both fasting and detoxing.

Health Benefits of Coconut Meat

coconutCoconut meat, the flesh that you find inside the coconut shell, is rich in potassium, manganese and copper.

The coconut meat inside a tender coconut will be juicy and soft, and inside a mature coconut will be solid and crunchy. It becomes tougher as the coconut becomes more mature. Coconut oil is extracted from mature coconut.
Coconut is found in tropical regions, and people who live in such regions include coconut in anything and everything they cook. There is a lot of buzz currently on the health benefits. Earlier, doctors used to advise not to include coconut meat and coconut oil in your diet as there was a wrong notion that coconut is full of bad cholesterol. On the contrary, now people around the world have come to realise the innumerable health benefits of them. Doctors have started advising to eat them both daily as they have many positive effects on your overall health.

Coconut and the products derived from it like coconut meat were considered unhealthy because of its high saturated fat content. However, recent studies show that medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), a type of fat that is essential for the body, is there in it.

The MCTs in the coconut meat are straight away converted into fuel. So the MCTs are not getting deposited as fat in fat tissues in the body. Those who are trying to reduce weight should include coconut products in their diet as they will only aid weight loss.

coconut1By eating coconut your body gets energy and also helps brain development. Brain makes use of glucose as energy source. When the brain’s ability to make use of glucose is severely impaired, it leads to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s. You need medium-chain triglycerides to alleviate the symptoms of such neurological disorders and for that you must eat coconut meat.

Cardiologists were dead against including coconut in your diet a few years ago as they thought it will cause heart diseases. But now they advise their patients to eat coconut meat as studies have proved that it will prevent heart disease and stroke as well. Apparently, new studies have found that it has certain amounts of vitamins A and E, and polyphenols and phytosterols. They will lower bad cholesterol in your body. LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol is fats that stay in the blood and skin tissues. If LDL cholesterol is high in our body it can lead to cardiovascular diseases. It has even been found that people who include coconut in their food has lower incidence of stroke and heart diseases.

It is easy to include it in your diet. You can even eat it in its raw form or you can grind it and use the milk that you get from the meat to prepare curries. Shredded coconut meat is used to make sweets and even salads. By including it in any dish you can make it really tasty. Nothing can beat the taste of freshly made coconut chutney with raw mango and green chilly.

So include coconut meat in your diet and stay healthy.

Coconut meat is high in fiber and minerals. Coconut is a valuable asset to your diet. Visit Vashini Exports, one of the best coconut exporters in India for buying qualified coconut products.

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Cooking With Honey

How To Substitute Honey For Sugar In Your Dish

honeyCooking with honey, as an alternative to traditional white grain sugar, brown sugar, or other high calorie alternatives, is a simple way to reduce caloric intake, to still attain the desired levels of sweetness in baked goods, and is going to provide the antioxidant boost (without the sugar crash) in your dishes.

So, if you opt to substitute honey for sugar in certain dishes, these are a few simple tips tonsure the same levels of sweetness (avoid over-sweetening dishes), and to ensure a balanced, moist texture in the foods you bake.

 

Temperature

Honey is going to heat up quicker than sugar. So, whether you are cooking with honey in a savory dish or baking, you are going to want to reduce the temperature of the dishes you are making. Do so by approximately 25 degrees F, and cook/bake those foods for the same duration as you would, if you were cooking with sugar.

Quality (color) of the honey –

Want to attain a richer, darker, sweeter, moister flavor and texture? If so, go with a darker honey when you are going to substitute honey for sugar in your dishes. For a lighter, more subtle flavor in the cooked or baked goods, go with a lighter colored honey to produce a milder flavor and less dense texture.

Quantity –

Do you use the same amount of honey as you would sugar in the dishes you are cooking or baking? For anything up to one cup (if the recipe calls for one cup of sugar and you are substituting honey) the answer is yes. However, anything above one cup in a recipe will require you to make adjustments in quantity. For all quantities above one cup in a recipe, use 2/3 to 3/4 the amount of honey as you would sugar to attain the desired level of sweetness.

Other liquids –

It is also advised to reduce the other liquids in a recipe (milk, water, etc) in the dish by up to 1/4 the quantity you would use with traditional sugar. Due to the fact that honey is a natural lubricant (and wet ingredient) it will make up for the 1/4 loss in moisture from other wet ingredients.

Although this is not an exact guide when you choose to cook with honey or bake with it, it is a simple base for dishes you are going to be creating. It is going to allow you to attain the same levels of sweetness, desired texture, and provides the additional antioxidant benefit, along with lower calorie dishes when you substitute honey for sugar as well.

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Ditch The Sugar

Ditch The Sugar And Remove A Major Stressor On Your Body

images-2For many people, when they begin to feel stressed, it is natural to reach for sugar as a way of coping with the stress of their day-to-day lives.

What most people aren’t realizing is that sugar could be the cause of our stress, mood swings, depression, and anxiety.

Removing unnatural and unnecessary sugars from your diet might be just what you need to reduce the stress on your body.

When you are experiencing stress, your body releases a hormone called cortisol.
Cortisol is responsible for naturally increasing our desire for comfort foods, which are typically higher in sugar and fats.
When you consume refined sugars and processed foods, the sugar from these foods in released into your body much quicker than your body is capable of handling it. This results in increased amounts of insulin, which throw out the equilibrium of your blood sugar levels.

When your blood sugars are constantly uneven, it causes your moods also to be uneven, which leads to anger, depression, and an inability to think clearly. These feelings of course, often lead to reaching for more snacks that are high in sugar. The more your blood sugar levels fluctuate, the more likely you are to react badly to life’s stresses and the higher the likelihood that you are going to be relying on sugar to help you feel better.

The New Balance Obesity Prevention Foundation in Boston did brain scans on people who consumed foods that were carbohydrate dense, high in sugars, and processed. They found that the results showed that these food types could be addictive and in fact, stimulated cravings in much the same as way illicit drugs do.

What Does Sugar Do To Our Bodies?
images-3Aside from causing your blood sugars to spike and fall unnaturally and cause you to feel more stress, sugar affects your body is many different ways.
Some of the effects to your body include:
• Tooth decay
• Increased risk of obesity
• Increased risk of diabetes
• Increased risk of heart disease
• Potentially decreased immune function
• Chromium deficiency
• Replace the nutrients your body needs
• Gum disease
• Behavior and cognition problems, especially in children

When you consider all of the stress that sugar puts on your body, it makes sense to cut it out.

How To Cut Sugar Out Of Your Diet

5090741_origTo minimize the stress of sugar on your body, you need to know where the sugar is coming from.
Sugar doesn’t only enter your body from candy and sweets.
Sugar also enters your body in the form of foods that are high in carbohydrates such as white rice, white bread, and pasta.

This means that even when you think you are making healthy food choices, you are consuming sugars that are wreaking havoc on your body.

To help you cut sugar out of your diet and experience less stress on your body and mind, there are foods that are good choices to reach for instead of sugary treats.
Berries are naturally sweet and are packed full of vitamin C and fiber.
Vitamin C helps the body deal with stress and fiber helps to balance your blood sugars.
Dark green vegetables are great choices to help replenish the body’s vitamins and minerals that are being used up when the body is under stress.
Turkey contains the amino acid L-tryptophan. L-tryptophan is known for releasing the feel-good hormone serotonin.
Nuts are full of vitamin B, which is essential to help lower stress levels. They are also great to help boost immune systems that are not functioning at top form. Because nuts are high in calories, it is recommended that you limit yourself to only a small handful a day.

Stress is a natural part of everyone’s daily life.

Choosing to reach for sugar when you are experiencing this stress is only going to increase your stress levels.
Instead, take the tips in this article and replace those sugary foods for foods that are more beneficial to your body.

Eat Healthy and Live Healthy With Organic Food

images-2Organic food is popular today due to their health benefits. As such foods are grown without modifications in safe soil, they are nutritious, safe and sustainable options over their conventional counterparts.

Growing such crops does not allow the use of bioengineered genes, synthetic pesticides, sewage sludge-based fertilisers and petroleum-based fertilisers. Any use of growth hormones, antibiotics and animal by-products in raising them is discouraged.

Benefits of Organically Grown Foods

They offer benefits in a number of ways. They are replete with beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants. Also, people who are allergic to foods, preservatives and chemicals, may find their symptoms reduce or go away with the adoption of organic food in their daily life. Organic items have lesser pesticides like herbicides, fungicides and insecticides as they may remain in the conventional produce in the form of residues.

Free of Genetically Modified Organisms

Organically produced food is fresher as it is devoid of preservatives. In addition, it is free from genetically modified organisms or genetically engineered produce. Such animals or plants have their DNA altered in ways which cannot occur in traditional crossbreeding. GMOs are engineered basically to make the food produce resistant to herbicides. It is better for environment as organic farming practices decrease pollution and tend to conserve water, increase soil fertility, use less energy and reduce soil erosion.

Organic Cattle Farming Must be Adopted

Organic cattle farming is also devoid of any growth hormones, antibiotics and other animal by-products. Therefore, meat production or poultry farming reduces the effect of diseases in humans. Organic beef and milk comes from the cattle feeding on grass which is different from the conventional animals who feed on grains. Both organic milk and meat are rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids with around 50 percent higher levels than their conventionally raised versions.

Go Natural, Be Biologically Diverse

The best thing about the organically grown items is that they depend upon biological diversity instead of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. They contain natural fertilizers like compost and manure. While carrying out farming for such products, weeds are naturally controlled through hand weeding, tilling, mulching and crop rotation. Insects are controlled through natural methods, such as traps, birds and good insects.

Avoid Produce with High Pesticide Content

Farmers who support such practices are completely against weed control through chemical herbicides, use of insecticides, pesticides or synthetic fertilisers. It is to be paid attention that organic labels especially matter in certain produce like apples, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, potatoes, grapes, tomatoes, peaches, strawberries and kale. This is because they are known to have the highest levels of pesticide on average when organically grown, thus, making them best to be bought organic.

Akansha Gupta is an enthusiastic person who is passionate for her work. She is eager to explore new things other than writing blogs which contain how the organic fruits helps to stay fit. she also interact with various online organic food providers in Delhi NCR.

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