Tortilla Soup With Paleo Chicken

Tortilla Soup With Paleo Chicken

Otherwise known as the “Caveman Diet,” the Paleo Diet is based on the principle that eating what our ancestors ate millions of years ago will make us healthy and wise.

Is there any truth to this? Does this diet program work?

The Paleo Diet book is written by Loren Cordain, who after years of research found that eating like prehistoric ancestors will mean lower risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many other serious ailments.

This high-protein and high-fiber diet enumerates the foods that you can and cannot eat. Under the list of “can eat”, you’ll find the following foods:

  • Fresh lean meat
  • Fresh seafood
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Eggs
  • Healthy oils
  • Nuts and seeds

Notice the liberal use of the word “fresh”. As much as possible, everything should be fresh and organic. This diet also prohibits consumption of

  • Dairy
  • Wheat
  • Beans
  • Refined sugars
  • Refined vegetable oils
  • Salt
  • Potatoes

In this diet program, you will not be required to count the calories as long as you stay away from the foods under the “no” section. You’re allowed a couple of cheating days during the earlier phase. ┬áThese are called “open meals”.

As those who have tried it can attest, this diet comes with numerous health benefits including the following:

  • Improved energy levels
  • Better sleep quality
  • Clear skin
  • Healthy hair
  • Mental clarity
  • Better mood
  • Reduced risk of depression and anxiety
  • Less bloating
  • Weight loss
  • Increased fitness
  • Lower risk of heart disease
  • Prevention of cancer
  • Stronger immune function
  • Better digestion

Here’s one of the many recipes that you can try on this diet.

Tortilla Soup With Paleo Chicken

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