Have you ever thought about eating like you are living in a cave? That is the premise of a new diet from the ever-active Dr. Oz. He believes that the cave man got it right when selecting a diet. We should all eat like prehistoric man and leave our modern health issues behind.
The Dr. Oz Prehistoric Diet tracks food in 4 categories:
Category 1: Proteins. This should be no more than 10% of total daily calories. Your typical modern city dweller gets 60% of their calories from proteins. No animals are harmed in this diet, so proteins come from beans and leafy green vegetables.
Category 2: Calcium. Critical for bone health, this is found in tofu, soy or rice milk, or fortified cow's milk.
Category 3: Fat. What, you never saw a fat zucchini? Vegetable fats are the healthy fats, so load up. Olives and avocados have omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, seeds and nuts are also loaded with omega-3s. These monounsaturated fats are great for your body.
This kind of high-fiber, low saturated fat diet will leave you lean (and possibly mean) and healthy. Dr. Oz expects that cholesterol , blood pressure and blood glucose will all benefit from a little of this "back to the caves" approach to eating.
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