Weight loss: Pegan diet and how it can help you?  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images
New Delhi: You would have heard of the paleo diet – the diet of our ancestors that works on the principle of eating like our ancestors used to eat – anything that we can find by hunting and gathering. Helpful in weight loss, the diet created a lot of buzz in the health segment. Recently, a report said that the vegan diet can be the best diet to improve gut hormones and aid weight loss. A vegan diet was also concluded to help with diabetes.
Someone had the genius idea to combine the two and come up with the Pegan diet – a plant-based diet like that of our ancestors! Here is everything you need to know about the Pegan diet. READ – Paleo Diet for weight loss: How it helps and what are the risks involved
What is the Pegan diet?
Like mentioned above, the diet is a mixture of the paleo and the vegan diet. It means to eat and include a lot of plant-based products in our diet. The restriction of veganism on Paleo diet would mean to eat anything (plant-based and not dairy) that you can find only by gathering – and not hunting.
However, a small intake of animal-based nutrients is also allowed. Meat and certain fish can be consumed on the Pegan diet. Processed sugars and oils are also allowed in very small amounts but mostly discouraged.
What to eat on the Pegan diet?
75% of your diet should comprise of plant-based nutrients according to the pegan diet.
What are the benefits of the Pegan diet?
Fruits and vegetables that are the main focus of the Pegan diet comprise of various vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which can contribute to your health. Fruits and vegetables are also rich in fibre. All these help in weight management and in keeping oxidative stress at the minimum.
Unsaturated fats, that are another key focus of the diet can help to keep the heart healthy as it helps in the management of cholesterol, blood pressure and other heart-related functions.
A diet of whole foods is considered the best for health – and Pegan diet is one such diet.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.