When you decide to diet, it is extremely important to understand your body type and food habits. You might have to go through a phase of uncertainty before you decide which particular is suitable for you. There are many options – a keto, a paleo, an Indian vegetarian diet and many more. Paleo diet, as the term suggests was made to resemble the kind of diet our ancestors used to have thousands of years ago. Like every diet, in paleo too you have haves and have-nots. As an average Indian, you need to find out what options you have before you make up your mind for the paleo diet.
Here are 5 ways to have a Paleo diet:
- High-quality meat
Meat, in paleo, should not be treated with hormones and chemicals. We all know that any meat, as consumed in the countryside, can taste superb as it is not treated artificially. So when you pick your meat, try to eat the desi ones.
There are many options if you want to consume eggs that are not artificially conditioned. If the egg is a good source of protein, then why not have an unadulterated egg, rather than one which is chemically infused.
- Sourcing Vegetables and fruits
Be close to nature and fill your vegetable basket from the local mandi – where things are fresh and not stored in cold storages, unlike a supermart. Having raw vegetables and fruits have long been part of Indian culture. It might have got lost due to time constraint or change in lifestyle. No way we can’t go back to the olden ways.
- Nuts and Seeds
Our grannies and mothers have insisted on having almonds, and other nuts since we were kids. Nuts contain a high concentration of healthy omega 3 fatty acids. Other than nuts, seeds are also a great source of nutrients. Now tell your mom and granny that you will follow their way. Grab nuts and seeds for mid-meal snacks.
- Healthy oils
Yes, we grew up consuming food cooked in mustard oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil and til (sesame) oil. Continue to cook meals with those. That is close to nature. Olive oil is not indigenous. Traditionally processed oils retain all nutrients and essential oils.