You all must have heard the term ‘paleo diet’ before. Well, if you haven’t, paleo diet primely includes cutting down on processed grains, refined sugars, etc. And it involves cooking and consuming foods that are wild-hunted like our ancestors did – meat, sea foods, nuts, seeds etc. And Ayurveda on the other hand involves eating foods that balance the ‘doshas’ in your body. Both these diets, clubbed together is what ‘Paleovedic diet’ is.
Paleovedic diet is flexible as compared to paleo diet as it can be tweaked in accordance with what suits your body and mind. The diet focuses on the intake of healthy fats, carbohydrates, proteins and phytonutrients. Paleovedic diet is known to reduce inflammation, stabilize blood sugar level and reduce the risk of diabetes, improves immunity, digestion and heart health.
Below are some insights on what kind of foods you can include in this diet and which ones to avoid. Scroll down to know more!
Foods to eat in Paleovedic diet
Sea foods and meat
Meat and sea foods are must in paleovedic diet as they are the essential components of paleo which majorly include the foods our cavemen had by wild-catching and hunting which include meat and fish. In meat, organic grass fed meat and poultry are particularly great. Wild caught fish, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and minerals is also an amazing element to include in your diet. Eggs, needless to say, give the protein required for the balanced diet. Fish oil like cod liver oil is also quite beneficial for health.
Fruits and Vegetables
Try to have antioxidant–rich food like citrus fruits and berries that naturally improve your body functioning and have the nourishing quality. You can include leafy greens rich in nutrients and fibre at least 2-3 times a week. Whatever you consume make sure that is working for your body and mind. If you notice something having a negative effect on your health or lifestyle, simply cut it off. You don’t have to follow a strict diet unless it works for you.
Healthy carbohydrates and fats
Well we all can’t resist consuming loads of unhealthy fats and carbohydrates in the name of snacking. But that is the actual culprit here. Paleovedic diet suggests cutting down on these junks along with foods and oils that contain trans fats. Vegetable seeds fall under the list as well. These fats, in the long run, increase the chances of obesity and heart diseases. Try using coconut oil, olive oil, butter, and ghee instead. Try consuming healthy carbohydrates like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, etc. Avoid refined grains and flours that barely have any nutrient content.
The bottom line however is that there’s no hard and fast checklist for paleovedic diet. You can tweak and customize it according to the needs of your body and mind. Keep in mind your doshas and choose foods that create the balance. Paleovedic diet is a great way to cleanse and heal your body and mind and lead a healthy lifestyle.