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Introduction to the Paleo Diet

Seafood, meat, and other animal-related products make the modern-day paleo diet. The level of protein in the diet ranges from 19 to 35 percent, which is similar to the level of the calories in the diets of hunters and gatherers. This level of calories is highly recommended as it falls within the range recommended by dietitians and health experts which is 10 to 35 percent of calories from protein.

High Intake of Fiber

High fiber intake is recommended not via grains, but through non-starchy fruits and vegetables.

Fat Content

The diet has moderate to higher amounts of fat intake mostly dominated by omega-3 fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats but avoiding omega-6 fats and trans fats.

Micronutrients

The paleo diet has a higher level of minerals and vitamins, but all these are via grass-fed meats, vegetables and fruits and not grains. Less salt is also recommended.

Carbohydrates

The diet consists of non-starchy fresh vegetables and fruits providing about 35-45 percent of daily calories. The recommended macronutrient distribution range for carbohydrates on a daily basis is 45 to 65 percent of calories.

In short, the paleo diet is a modern-day diet that makes people go back in the footsteps of ancient man-eating more natural food.