The Carnivore Diet, sometimes referred to as the All Meat Diet or the Zero Carb Diet, has been the fastest growing diet trend since late 2017. It's a bit more extreme than the low-carb or ketogenic diet as it includes only animal-based food products with water as its main beverage. Beef, wild game, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, eggs, fish, and seafood are allowed. However, beef is favored amongst the rest. Butter, cheese, and heavy cream are also permitted for those who don’t have any dairy sensitivities. No vegetables, fruits, grains, tubers, or other plant-based foods are approved.
Featured on the Good Morning America show, and written about in the New York Post, the Carnivore Diet has received great publicity. Growing like wildfire, support with the diet is easy to find on the internet or social media. In fact, the Carnivore Wellness channel was inspired by the Carnivore/Keto Diet group which is one of the fastest growing Facebook groups. More than 1,000 members ask to join each week, and it is one of the very few forums with an educated and interactive team of administrators.
Why is the Carnivore Diet so Popular?
While the Carnivore Diet seems to go against the beliefs of vegans or most of the medical community, practicing carnivores give it high praise for its many health benefits. Thousands upon thousands are proclaiming symptom relief and healing from a variety of disorders and diseases. Forums show before and after testimonials with lab results that seem to defy what medical journals report. Other benefits include balanced weight in those who need to lose or gain, as well as boosted energy and mental clarity.
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How is the Carnivore Diet Healing without Vegetables?
While vegetables, as well as other plant-based foods, are high in nutrients, they also contain natural toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins can be harmful to some people, especially those who are ill. Since most of the immune system resides in the gut microbiota, many disease states are linked to a leaky gut.
A leaky gut is a condition in which the tight junctions in the gut do not work properly. In fact, these junctions are supposed to control what passes through the lining of the small intestines. When they are loose and leaky, toxic substances pass into the bloodstream wreaking havoc on the immune system and triggering an inflammatory response. This response contributes to bodily pain, insulin and leptin resistance, fatty liver, and many other serious symptoms and problems. Disease is often a result.
By eliminating natural plant toxins, the junctions within the gut are able to tighten as they should be. This keeps the bad stuff from invading the bloodstream and protects the immune system, reduces inflammation, and allows the body to heal.
Is Weight Loss a Benefit of the Carnivore Diet?
While the biggest benefit of the Carnivore Diet is to heal a leaky gut and reduce or eliminate inflammation and symptoms of disease, it is very beneficial for those who are desperate to lose weight. Since there is very little to no carbohydrates or sugar in animal-based foods, weight loss is quick and without side effects. It has proven to curb cravings quickly, and it has also saved many from gastric bypass and other weight loss surgeries. Weight loss testimonies also include those who have lost 100 to 200 pounds within a year’s time-frame.
However, the Carnivore Diet isn’t just helpful for weight loss. It has proven helpful for those who need to gain weight as well. Since the diet is highly nutritive, it helps to heal and balance the body in all aspects – including weight.
You may be interested in the Carnivore Diet if you’ve been ill with gut, autoimmune, or some other illness. This way of eating is very simple to start. Just begin by eliminating any foods that are not animal-based, and try to keep meats as fresh and pure as possible. You may also read Carnivore Diet Food List. Also, be sure to follow our channel, as well as like, share, and comment. You may also download our interactive and useful app to stay tuned with the Carnivore Wellness channel.