The Advantages of Living Paleo

By Melissa Joulwan, Kellyann Petrucci

Part of Living Paleo For Dummies Cheat Sheet

By removing foods from your diet that cause inflammation inside your body — foods that weren’t part of our hunter-gatherer ancestors’ daily meals — you’ll enjoy a wealth of health and lifestyle benefits. Here are some of the benefits of living Paleo:

  • Weight loss and increased fat burning

  • Increased immunity to better fight colds

  • Increased ability to manage both emotional and physical stress

  • Reduction in both food and environmental allergy symptoms

  • Increased energy that lasts throughout the day

  • Deeper, more restful sleep

  • Clear, glowing skin

  • Strong, healthy nails and hair

  • Alleviation from depression

  • Elimination of joint aches and pains

  • Reduced blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels

  • Reduced risk for “diseases of civilization,” including heart disease, diabetes, and cancers

  • Improvements in skin disorders, like acne, alopecia, eczema, and psoriasis

  • Alleviation of symptoms of autoimmune disorders, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, and Crohn’s disease

  • Freedom from bloating, gas, and other intestinal distress