Can living like a caveman prevent disease and make you lean and fit? Some doctors argue that one of the hottest wellness trends today – the paleo diet – is also one of the healthiest. The key to living primal is limiting carbs to load up on grass-fed meat and organic produce. If you're ready to go full steam, here are some rules for the paleo diet.
Prioritize naturally raised meat.
Research suggests that meat from industrially raised livestock fed growth hormones, antibiotics, and unnatural grain feed contains harmful chemical residues and fewer nutrients. Meat from cows that eat a high-grain diet, for example, is lower in omega-3s and CLA, a fat thought to reduce stomach fat and help prevent cancer. For these reasons, eating naturally raised or wild meat is important, as is consuming organic or locally grown produce without fertilizers, pesticides, or genetic modification.
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