The theory behind the Paleo way of eating is that imitating the food choices of our early ancestors is the healthiest way to live.
This is the stuff eaten by people 10,000 years ago before the adoption of the grain and agriculture-based food pyramid.
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Also referred to as the caveman, hunter-gatherer, or stone-age diet, the so-called Paleolithic diet is focused on avoiding trans fats, refined foods, sugar and dairy, and eating lean proteins; fruits and fresh vegetables; and healthy fats through seeds, nuts, fish oil, avocado, and grass-fed meat. Some of the advertised health benefits of this way of eating include weight loss, improved blood lipids, and reduced pain from autoimmunity. In addition, research shows that cutting out the grains and sugars can help stave off degenerative diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and infertility.
Today, a number of celebrities are professing the benefits of the caveman’s way of eating. Some of them include:
• Jack Osbourne
In spring of 2012, Jack Osbourne, at the mere age of 26 years was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The disease affects the spinal cord and the brain, and according to the National MS Society, approximately 400,000 Americans suffer from this condition. However, Osbourne decided to take a proactive approach to fighting the symptoms of the disease. He believes that diet is an important factor, which is why he decided to stick to a Paleo program. He looks at MS as inflammation, so he tries to eliminate any food that causes inflammation, such as grains, gluten, and dairy.
• Jessica Biel
Actress Jessica Biel says that she does a lot of cooking using lean meat like chicken or fresh fish, and vegetables. She believes that eating in this way slims you up and leans you down and takes that little layer of water, fat, and skin off your body. Along with taking a strict workout regime, this actress swears by a green and clean Paleo menu.
• Grant Hill
When he announced his retirement, this beloved basketball star was the oldest player in the NBA at the time. Many people had been wondering how he managed to stay in great shape throughout his long and successful career. According to Grant Hill, it may have something to do with his lifestyle and diet. He believes that following this lifestyle allowed him to compete with athletes who were much younger.
• Eva La Rue
The famous curves of this actress are as a result of her passion for eating according to the guidelines of this lifestyle. This CSI: Miami star is a firm believer in this solution, and since she adopted the lifestyle, she professes she feels and looks better than ever, and believes that she is setting a good example for her daughter.
• Aaron Rodgers
The hunter-gatherer food lifestyle movement has been rapidly spreading from Hollywood to locker rooms as sports stars catch on to the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, told ESPN that he took his copy of The Paleo Diet with him on his road trip to Dallas for Super Bowl XLV, which they won.
• Kobe Bryant
Doing the unbelievable things he does on the basketball court requires this LA Lakers legend to stay in excellent shape. Although he is not as strict as others may be when it comes to following this way of eating, he focuses on consuming only pasture-fed produce, erasing processed foods and sugar, and limiting his intake of carbohydrates.
Other famous personalities that follow this popular lifestyle include: Megan Fox, Matthew McConaughey, Miley Cyrus, Uma Thurman, Anne Hathaway, and Christina Aguilera. The benefits of the caveman diet have been proven by personalities at the top of their fields. If you want to operate at the peak levels of physical performance and look good, there is no room for guesswork or errors. This explains why so many celebrities have united under the Paleolithic banner.