The Hunter Gatherer Diet

The Hunter Gatherer Diet is a heart healthy nutrition plan that is reported to not only offer sustainable weight loss to those who follow it but has, for some individuals, successfully relived them of disorders such as type 2 diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, mood disorders, acne, menopause, asthma, binge eating, arthritis, joint pain and menopause.

Also known as the Stone Age or “paleo” diet the Hunter Gatherer Diet is based the presumed eating habits of our earliest human ancestors who had to hunt for and gather their own food for a period of 2.5 million years before the advent of mass agriculture and more modern means of preparing and storing food. This period is historically referred to as the Paleolithic period. Proponents of the Hunter Gatherer Diet believe it is within our best interest to do as the cavemen did and stay away from processed foods, salt and refined sugar, citing that early man did not have nearly the level of diet related illnesses such diabetes or hypertension

The Hunter Gatherer Diet is intended as a permanent lifestyle change and prescribes a simpler way of eating as a way to maintain a healthy body and mind. Followers of this nutritional concept are advised to consume a diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts and berries and increase their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids from fish, fish oil and plant sources. Trans-fats, like those found in fried foods, baked goods and margarine, are strictly prohibited. Lean proteins เกมยิงปลาออนไลน์ such as skinless poultry, fish, lean red meats and game meat are acceptable however.

The diet strongly recommends only water as a beverage, as it was the only real way for early humans to quench their thirst. While there are those who do continue to use alcohol after adopting the Hunter Gatherer Diet, it is not considered to be an acceptable part of the diet plan.

Daily exercise is also recommended as a part of the Hunter Gatherer Diet lifestyle. Outdoor exercise is considered ideal as it was believed to a healthy component to the lives of our earliest ancestors whose robust health has also been attributed to spending more time in the fresh air than their modern counterparts as well as their connection to the natural world.

Despite its growing popularity, the Hunter Gatherer Diet is not without its critics. Some members of the scientific community and experts in food nutrition question whether modern people can accurately emulate the diet that humans lived on in ancient times and others argue that the diet is too extreme for some individuals to safely abide by.

However, the growing numbers of success stories associated with the Hunter Gatherer Diet seem to outweigh any of the negatives associated with it and the plan continues to gain acceptance and praise from the medical community and has increasingly become the lifestyle of choice for many professional athletes.

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