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Foods Of The Paleo Diet

Author : Allan Stewart


What To Eat And Not To Eat!

Now that you have decided to try the new Paleo diet that everyone is talking about, it is very important that you become well informed about what foods are encouraged and what foods are not acceptable. It isn't as difficult to clarify both of these categories as one would think, for as long as you keep in mind that if it isn't nutritious or beneficial to your body, it is probably not on the list of Paleo foods that are acceptable for the diet. However, there are some exceptions, along with some specific foods that this diet is centered around; furthermore, it is crucial to stick to these foods.

The food that is the heart of this diet is lean meat because it is filling and has a high protein value. Some of the meats that are included are all lean cuts of beef, pork, chicken and turkey. This would consist of cuts such as skinless turkey and chicken breast, beef London broil, beef tenderloin, T-bone steak, beef sirloin steak or roast, beef round steak, pork rib and center loin chops, pork tenderloin and top loin roasts. Eggs are an additional great source of protein as long as no more than six are consumed in a week.

Fish and seafood are on the Paleo list of foods because they are an equally good source of protein, plus they are rich in vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. Most of all, they are very low in fat and calories. Just a few of the types of fish and seafood recommended for those on the diet are , clams, lobster, scallops, shrimp, crab, trout, catfish, bass, crappie, sole fish, cod, eel, haddock, monkfish, albacore, mackerel, sword fish, red snapper, salmon, sea bass, halibut and tuna.

An additional source of protein that is not in the meat group but are encouraged as a Paleo food group are nuts and seeds. They are also chocked full of vitamins, minerals and healthy oils. Remember that salt is not healthy, so stick to unsalted nuts and seeds such as pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, psyllium seeds, and sunflower seeds, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, pine nuts, pistachios, chestnuts, almonds, coconut and macadamia nuts.

Last but not least, fruits and vegetables are a huge part of the Paleo diet. Not only are they healthy, but also add lots of variety to the diet. Every single kind of fruit is encouraged and is on the food list including bananas, star fruit, pineapple, berries and citrus fruits. Absolutely no fruits are eliminated. Some of the Paleo vegetable foods include celery, beets, onions, pumpkin, squash, peppers, tomatoes, artichokes, broccoli, carrots, eggplant, leafy greens, radishes, cabbage and turnips. Almost all vegetables are recommended for the diet with the exception of all types of potatoes.

While there is a large amount of different kinds of foods allowed for those on the Paleo diet, there are with out a doubt some foods that you must steer clear of. Dairy foods, cereals and grains, beans and other legumes, starchy foods such as potatoes, large amounts of salt, meat fat, drinks with sugar and all sweets should be avoided. In spite of this, there are numerous foods included on the list for this diet that are both perfect for satisfying snack cravings and for using in recipes. The many different kinds of delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner meals that can be made from Paleo foods are simply endless.


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My name is Allan Stewart and I have several websites dedicated to health and well being for people and pets.


Want to learn more about The Paleo Diet, go to: paleo foods Or visit my website at The Paleo Diet for more facts about the paleo diet.



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