Paleo and You

Simply put eating paleo is eating like our hunter/gatherer ancestors. This eliminates any processed/prepared foods, so to speak. Our ancestors ate game and fish, gathered greens and vegetables, fruits, berries, tubers and nuts. They also ate eggs. The beverage of choice was water. We are the only species on this planet that drinks milk after weaning.

What they didn’t eat was processed foods, grains, legumes and beans, dairy products, sugar, breads, pastas, peanuts (which are actually legumes), coffee, processed fruit juices and soda. So foods to avoid include wheat, dairy, starches, grains or anything with gluten and legumes.

Modern paleos use good oils and fat sources like olive oil, coconut oil and avocados. Vegetable oils and sunflower oil are high in Omega-6 which cause inflammation.

Paleo fits very well into the 40-30-30 lifestyle using lean protein, low glycemic vegetables and fruits and good fats.

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