CrossFit HQ Rest Day. Make up any of the past 3 WODs or try this:
3 rounds for time:
15 front squats (135/95)
Benefits of the Paleo Diet
Long Term benefits
Typical western foods are low in minerals, vitamins and soluble fibre but high in fat and salt.
There is much evidence indicating that some of these dietary factors are important causes of common western disorders like heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
These are rare or almost non-existent in populations who have not hanged their diets much since paleolithic times.
Only westernized civilisations suffer from ageing being accompanied by increased weight and blood pressure. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, rickets and other common western diseases can probably to a large extent be prevented by diets resembling those of hunter-gatherers.
Even cancer rates seem to be much lower, probably due to the higher intake of fruits and vegetables.
Short term benefits
Thanks to the huge increase in vitamins and decrease in toxins, there are a few immediate short term benefits that can stem from the paleo diet:
Increased sex drive
Increase of energy
Stronger immune system
Quicker recovery from sickness