Eat the rainbow foods

Veggies, fruits, and herbs and spices are not high in calories, yet respresent your main source of healthy carbs and micronutritients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and thousands of other phytonutrients.  Nuts, seeds, and their derivative butters and animal foods are calorically dense, stimulate minimal insulin production, and offer the best forms of healthy protein and fat.

Red plants: shown to help reduce risk of prostate cancer as well as some tumors (pomegranets, cherries, watermelon, etc.)

Green Fruit and veggies: high in cartenoids that have a power anti-aging effect and are especially helpful for vision (avocados, limes, green beans, zucchini, etc.)

Yellow/Orange produce: high in beta-carotene for immune support as well as bromelain, which has been shown to aid in digestion, joint health,  and the reduction of inflammatory conditions (bananas, carrots, butternut squash, pineapple). 

Crciferous “cross-shaped” veggies: these have demonstrated specific anti-cancer, anti-aging, and antimicrobial properties (broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, arugala, turnips, bok choy, cauliflower).

 

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The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following: * Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish * Seasonal fruits and vegetables * Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil Our 6 week challenge will help you ease your way into the Paleo Diet. Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you WILL look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet. For most people the fact the Paleo diet delivers the best results is enough. Improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny. View all posts by hcfchallenge

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