Sunday, July 27, 2014

What is the Paleo Diet?

If you are new to paleo foods, there is an easy outline in the nom nom paleo cookbook about what is on the diet and what is not:

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RED LIGHT FOODS:
Sugar + Artificial Sweeteners
Grains
Legumes (beans, peas, peanuts "which aren't technically nuts")
Processed Vegetable + Seed Oils (too much Omega-6)
Alcohol

YELLOW LIGHT FOODS:
Fruit, too much, avoid dried
Nuts + Seeds
Starches (beets, sweet potatoes, chestnuts ok)
Dairy - eat full fat, grass fed, pasture raised
Natural Sweeteners - maple syrup or raw honey in moderation - no agave

GREEN LIGHT FOODS
Animal Protein - grass fed, fully pasteurized, wild caught
Vegetables
Healthy Cooking Fats - ghee, lard, tallow, bacon drippings, duck fat, coconut oil, Macadamia nut oil, extra virgin olive oil + grape seed oil
Fermented Foods
Spices