This may come as something of a surprise to some of you, but a Paleo Eating Plan can be highly beneficial, not only for your digestive system, but also for your heart. The number one cause of heart disease is not eating fat, nor having too high cholesterol. It instead comes from eating too many refined carbohydrates and sugars, and having elevated blood sugar levels.
A Paleo diet plan can be an excellent way to eliminate refined carbs and restore your blood sugar levels to normal.
Don’t make this common Paleo diet mistake
However, many people trying to follow the Paleo diet plan are making one mistake. The diet doesn’t mean eating more meat and avoiding all foods made with grain.
Problems come from the commercially produced meats and poultry products that are loaded with hormones, pesticides, and chemicals – all potentially deadly by-products. They increase inflammation levels, cancer risks, and accelerate the aging process. And if you limit your intake of fiber too much, you’ll hurt your heart even if you avoid the refined carbs.
To successfully work through a Paleo program, you only need to eat “clean” animal protein. That is, wild fish, grass-fed, organic beef, and organic, cage-free poultry. It is just as important to eat between 3-5 cups of vegetables a day, 1-2 pieces of fruit per day, and 1-2 handfuls of nuts every day.
I also recommend a daily portion of between ½ and 1 cup of cooked beans per day for increased health benefits. Overall, the Paleo diet seems to mean that you’re eating more clean proteins, vegetables, fruits, beans, and nuts. The challenge comes in doing this and making it easy.
The easy way to get started on Paleo
A friend of mine has recently published a book that shows you how to make following a Paleo diet easy. New York Times best-selling author and nutritionist Leanne Ely has helped thousands of busy women feed their families healthy meals for over 20 years, and she’s written the Part-Time Paleo Starter Kit to help you too.
Leanne is giving away a Part-Time Paleo Starter Kit, which you can find right here, to celebrate the launch of her first new book in over 7 years: Part-Time Paleo: How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy.
Maintaining a Paleo diet has helped Leanne successfully combat Hashimoto’s Disease, which she battled for over 10 years! I encourage you to order her book to enjoy the time-limited bonuses that Leanne has waiting for you!
You’ll learn how to…
- save money on your fresh organic produce,
- equip your kitchen for success,
- make mouthwatering smoothies, and
- learn to juice healthily.
Easy to use menu plans and shopping lists!
She has also included tips to help stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer so that you can easily throw together any meal, and simplify your life with menu plans and grocery lists, help you harness the power of your slow cooker, and much, much more.
To learn more about what she’s got to offer, get your FR*EE Starter Kit here NOW!
I wish you the very best of health!
Dr. Masley has received the award of Fellow from three prestigious organizations: the American Heart Association, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, and he teaches programs at Eckerd College and the University of Tampa. In 2010, he received the physician Health Care Hero award by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, plus he has received several awards for his lifestyle related research. Dr. Masley sees patients from across North America at the Masley Optimal Health Center in St Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Masley has published several health books, including Smart Fat, The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up, and Ten Years Younger, and numerous scientific articles. His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, the Today Show, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), plus over 250 media interviews. He also completed a chef internship at the Four Seasons Restaurant in Seattle, WA, and he has performed cooking demonstrations at Canyon Ranch, the Pritikin Longevity Center, and for multiple television appearances.
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