What can I Eat on the Paleo Diet
Now this is where the elaboration of the basic Paleo information begins. Building a healthy Paleo diet is all about consuming only the foods that can be hunted or gathered. With that said, these foods aren’t then manipulated and factory modified. If a food item isn’t the way it was when it was pulled from the ground or hunted, it’s not eaten on the Paleo diet. This is to ensure that you are receiving all the benefits and nutrition of your food, without the chemicals and unhealthy practices that are so common to the food industry in today’s modern world. The Paleo diet is all about grass-fed meats, eggs, seafood, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, all of which are more thoroughly explained below.
Lean Meats and Eggs
Opting for grass-fed meats is imperative and not to be the barer of bad news but it ultimately rules out the majority of meat as the majority of it comes from factory animals which are often packed with unnatural substances to fatten them up, or for lack of better words, fed anything far from their natural food source. That’s not even mentioning the fact that animal factories are often extremely cruel, but we’re not here to get all PETA on you. Just know that if you’re trying to eat healthy, you probably want to indulge in lean meat products that come from animals who ate healthy as well, which in turn plays a huge factor in what you’re ultimately consuming from that animal. At the very least, avoid meats with preservations and color or flavor enhancers such as nitrites which can be fairly toxic.
Game Meats, Organ Meats, Pork, Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Goat, Lamb and Eggs from chickens, ducks, emu, quail, etc. are all delicious indulgences of lean meat products and eggs of the Paleo Diet.
You can’t ever have too many veggies, with the exception of starchy vegetables such as potatoes. So fill your plates!
You can eat these away as well.
Nuts and Seeds
All nuts and seeds are phenomenal and a great snack! The butters from them are also just as tasty and healthy. It’s crucial that you remember peanuts are not nuts. They are legumes which aren’t on this list of things you can eat on the Paleo diet. Thus, no peanuts for you.
Fats and Butters
You’re probably wondering how you’re going to ever cook something without any fat, oil or butters but don’t worry. Paleo has you covered all around. Coconut oil, Olive oil, Macadamia Oil, Avocado Oil and
Grass fed Butter should have you cooking up a tasty storm.
The foods that you can eat on the Paleo diet are certainly well rounded and tasty, and there’s a lot of them. It’s much easier to talk about the things that you can’t eat, but if it’s real food, chow down!