March 5, 2013 by  
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Paleolithic Diet Food Lists


The heart of the Paleo diet is based around eating foods that existed 10,000 years ago before the birth of intensive agriculture. The theory goes that during the past 10,000 years our diet has evolved to the point where we are now deriving little nutrition from many of the staple foods that we eat.

Knowing what you can and can’t eat is the first step to adopting a paleo lifestyle and our paleo diet food lists below show you what you can eat and what you should avoid.

Being healthy means extracting the maximum nutrition from your diet and this is what is at the heart of the Paleolithic lifestyle.

Many foods that we eat today we are told are healthy and good for us, but in many cases we are not designed to be able to digest them very well. Bread is a case in point. Bread exists because of the need by a rapidly growing population to feed itself.

Wheat is a cheap and plentiful crop that is easy to grow in volume in order to provide staple food for the masses. It is however heavily processes from the grain that grows in the fields before it reaches your plate.

Many foods in our modern diet are heavily processed including grains, dairy, refined sugars, refined oils etc. Processing removes many nutritional benefits from these foods in order to prolong their shelf life and provide ‘convenience’ for us as consumers.

Basic Concepts

The basic premise of the Paleo diet is to remove processed foods from your diet. These are then replaced with natural un-processed foods that we have existed on for thousands of years. If your body can digest your food efficiently then you will improve your health, vitality and well being.

Many of the processed foods that we eat today are high in calories while being simultaneously low in nutrition, so people can gain weight while being malnourished at the same time!


Ingredients on the Paleo Diet Food Lists

  • Organic Meat
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Fruits
  • Fungi
  • Roots
  • Tallow

Foods to Avoid

  • Potatoes
  • Dairy (With a couple of exceptions)
  • Legumes
  • Wheat
  • Grains
  • Refined Sugars
  • Refined Salts
  • Refined Oils

By changing your diet to avoid these foods, your body will be able to absorb far more nutrition from your diet, giving your increased strength, energy, health and tone. By eating a diet that your body can work with, you allow your body to function as it was designed to do which in turn allows it to low excess weight, as well as giving you increased stamina and endurance.

The Paleo diet is great for athletes as it allows you to gain the most from your diet and is proven to aid performance.

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