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Paleo Diet: The Role of Fruits and Vegetables

Updated on May 8, 2013
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The large number of vegetables and fruits are allowed for consumption in the Paleo diet. These vegetables can either be frozen or be eaten while they are fresh. Some can be eaten when they are cooked or raw. Fresh vegetables are the best followed by the frozen ones. Ensure that you eat greens which are leafy such as lettuce, watercress, spinach and cabbage. There are other choices of vegetables which are also used such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, artichokes, cauliflower, onions, mushrooms, turnip, cucumber, peppers, eggplants, carrots and rhubarb.

The following fruits are allowed on the Paleo diet for athletes: avocadoes, tomatoes, citrus fruits, apples, olives, apples, ripe bananas, apricots, coconuts, pears, grapes, peaches, dates, berries and cherries. It is good to drink juices made from fruits; the only thing that you need to observe is the juice must have the pulp. Fresh fruit juice is incomparable to anything in nature. With such fruit, you just get the nutrients direct to your body. Do not add any additives to these juices that you consume. If you find dried fruits, you are free to consume them in small amounts.

Basics of Paleo Diets for athletes

It is important to that the world of nutrition is very dynamic. Millions of experiments are being carried out very often to help come up with new and better techniques and knowledge when it comes to getting the best results out of the human body.

Paleo diet for athletes has been confirmed to be the best for prevention and even treatment of some diseases. Some experts have proposed that the diet can help in the treatment of acne, diabetes type 2 as well as the polycystic ovary syndrome. These claims have been confirmed to be true through the performance of many scientific experiments.

A good athlete must always incorporate any new information that is discovered as experiments are carried out from time to time. There is an accumulation of knowledge. The goodness with Paleo diet is that it is based on solid foundation of scientific discoveries.

How to adhere to a regular diet

Following the diet faithfully will automatically guarantee you the best results in your athletic engagements. The following of this diet must be on a daily basis. There is nothing like deviating at some point and then later on following the diet as directed.

As a sample to start with, you will start with the consumption of spinach and tomato omelet served with strawberries for breakfast. Alongside this meal you can also engage in eating pecans and strawberries all topped with a little amount of honey.

In the early afternoon, go for apples, ripe bananas and snacks. Next is lunch time. This is the time to have some grilled salmon accompanied with a large piece of salad made up of carrots and beet roots which is topped up with flax or olive oil as a form of dressing.

In the afternoon, you will be required to take a snack made up of raw broccoli as well as carrots. You can also consider including the beef jerky which is home baked. The meal is dinner; at this juncture prepared some asparagus that is sautéed in olive oil as well as grilled chicken. The dessert to accompany this dinner will consist of slices of apple, cinnamon and walnuts. If you are keen, you will notice that the Paleo diet for athletes is a great advocate of fresh foods. There are no processed foods in this category of foods. The foods are very healthy to the body since the nutrients are still there in full swing.

I have to note here that this diet is extremely easier to follow because there are no calories to be counted. On the other hand, the costs of pre-packing of foods are not incurred. Despite that, careful planning is very essential. When following this diet, you will be required to prepare your foods in good time and carry some fruits to cater for any emergencies while you are traveling.

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    • gkerosi profile imageAUTHOR

      Geoffrey Kerosi 

      5 years ago from Nairobi

      Hello teaches12345,

      Give it a try. There is nothing impossible. I complement you for following a healthy eating habit. Keep it up!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      Your advice is good and one that would get a body in healthy shape in little time. I only wish I had the will power to follow completely. Still, I do eat a good variety of nutritional foods, such as you mention here. Thanks for the advice.

    • gkerosi profile imageAUTHOR

      Geoffrey Kerosi 

      5 years ago from Nairobi

      Thank you rajan jolly for taking your time to read and leave a comment on this hub.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A very interesting article. And quite informative. With all those vegetables and fruits one is going to feel so much healthier. Thanks for sharing.

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