My Brother-in-Law told me about the Paleo Diet awhile back, as he likes to eat natural and organic foods to stay healthy. I have never really looked into it but today in my Runners World daily email, I received information on how athletes can “Power Up without carb-loading” by use of the Paleo Diet. This is of particular interest to me, as carb loading makes my blood sugar levels sky rocket.
I’ve summarized a section of the article below, which outlines the reasons why the Paleo Diet is a great option for athletes:
§ BUILDS MUSCLE LIKE CRAZY
§ PREVENTS POST-EXERCISE MUSCLE BREAKDOWN
§ OPTIMIZES YOUR IMMUNITY
§ HELPS YOU TO USE TIME MUSCLE FUEL FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE
§ HELPS YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT
Essentially, the diet includes lean meats, fish, shellfish, fruits & veggies, and nuts & seeds. There are tons of paleo cookbooks that give you information on food you can enjoy and food you should avoid. The link I provided below, however, is specific to athletes who are looking to improve performance.
Have a good day!!!!