What is the Paleo Diet?

by Esther Milne January 17, 2020

What is the Paleo Diet?

This diet may have lost some popularity to the Keto Diet recently but it is still worth a mention.  The Paleo Diet focuses on the foods that our hunter gatherer ancestors used to eat and shuns modern processed foods.  It is thought that the use of technology in the food industry has caused the sickness and obesity epidemic that is all around us and going back to what people ate in the 'Paleolithic Age' will make us healthy again!

This wasn’t originally designed as a weight loss diet although you should also initially lose some water weight through switching to a low carb diet and eating less processed foods.  

Paleo Diet Infographic

Did you know?: It’s so easy to make your own salad dressing using Papa Vince Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Papa Vince Balsamic Moscato Vinegar and a little Sea Salt.  You don’t have any surprise ingredients and the healthy fat helps your body to absorb all the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables.

What to eat: 
Grass fed beef, pasture raised chicken, wild caught salmon, fresh fruit & vegetables, eggs, nuts, seeds, healthy oils especially Extra Virgin Olive Oil and avocado, small amounts of raw honey & maple syrup.

What not to eat: 
Processed foods, Grains, legumes, dairy, coffee, alcohol.

There are some gray areas where you choose how strict you want to follow the plan, for example some people eat starchy vegetables whereas others choose not to.

Some followers of the Paleo Diet make this more of a lifestyle and combine healthy eating with regular exercise and less use of modern technology.  

Suggested Recipes:
Spaghetti Zucchini with tomato sauce
Vegetables al Forno
Baked Fish Parcels
Chicken Valentina



Esther Milne
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