Sticking to a Paleo diet can be quite confusing, especially for newbies. Contrary to the popular belief, the Paleo diet isn’t as restrictive as it seems – in fact, prepared in the right way, Paleo meals can actually turn out to be extremely tasty and healthy at the same time.
But when it comes to drinks, what practices are to be followed? Well, the Paleo diet just asks to stick to the basics, and follow the consumption of drinks that are naturally available or are prepared using Paleo-friendly ingredients.
Here are the 3 best Paleo diet drinks to choose from, and how they could be beneficial for you.
If there’s any diet drink that works equally for every human on the earth, it is water! This drink has zero calories and you literally have to do nothing at all to get it ready. Experts believe that ancient humans consumed only water to quench their thirst, and among all the different diet drinks available out there, there’s nothing that can work as effectively as this one! You could also squeeze some lemon juice and add some chopped mint leaves to a glass of cold water to give it some extra flavor!
Herbal tea is another great choice for a Paleo diet drink – most herbal teas are a rich source of antioxidants that fight free radicals and cut down the risk of many possible diseases including cancer! Green tea is one of the best natural teas that can be consumed under the Paleo diet- it is very low in calories, offers many nutritional benefits and also boosts metabolism and speeds up weight loss.
Fresh fruit and vegetable based juices are among the best drinks you could opt for when you’re on the Paleo diet. These drinks pack the benefits of the nutrients that the vegetables and fruits provide, and also give your body a good dose of fiber, which keeps the digestive system healthy and also helps you feel ‘full’ and therefore less likely to binge eat.
Just avoid adding sugar or any other artificial sweeteners to it. Don’t be tempted to pick up packs and cartons of fruit juices from supermarkets- they tend to contain high levels of preservatives and processed sugars and are literally stripped of all the nutrients and fiber they have. Instead quickly whip up a glass of juice yourself at home.
If you’re on a Paleo diet, all processed fruit juices, sodas and colas, fizzy drinks and alcoholic drinks are off limits. Coffee is another big misconception- caffeine is a strict no-no when it comes to this diet.
The bottom line is- there’s no alcohol or alcoholic drink that you can consume without ruining your attempts, so it is better to stick to the basics on this one!
Also, try to stick to the consumption of fruits and vegetables in the raw form itself, and limit the juice consumption to a single glass occasionally.