Women who have had their menopause and are overweight can benefit from paleolithic diet say experts. They further suggest that the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease also goes down in the study conducted at Umeå University in Sweden.
The Paleolithic Diet
“The results are remarkable. Despite giving the women free reigns to an unlimited intake, the weight loss was stable after two years. A more significant fact than weight loss was the evident improvement in levels of fat in the blood, and signs of reduced inflammation,” says Caroline Blomquist, doctoral student at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University.
The diet consist of a high consumption of proteins, unsaturated fat and also maintains a low glycemic index. One can consume vegetables, lean meats, fish, poultry, eggs, shellfish, seeds, nuts, oils and fruit in this diet. “In conclusion, the study shows that the Paleolithic diet with a high proportion of unsaturated fats was healthier for this group of women, even if the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations also had positive health effects,” says Blomquist.