The Paleo Diet


Free Range Chickens being fed

Free Range Chickens being fed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well yesterday I received a lovely comment from a very special reader. So I decided to check out her site at http://clearingenergywork.com/ and was so glad I did. That is where I had the pleasure of learning about the Paleo Diet. The Paleo diet is the healthiest way to eat because it is the only nutritional approach that works with our genetics to help us stay lean, strong and energetic! It is our modern diet, full of refined foods, trans fats and sugar, that is harming our body’s. I also did some research from a few other sites on Paleo and found this Info at http://robbwolf.com/what-is-the-paleo-diet/Eye fillet of grass-fed beef.

Building A Healthy Paleo Diet

Lean proteins

Lean proteins support strong muscles, healthy bones and optimal immune function. Protein also makes you feel satisfied between meals.

Fruits and Vegetables

  Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants,vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that have been shown to decrease the likelihood of developing a number of degenerative diseases including cancer, diabetes and neurological decline.

Healthy fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, fish oil and grass-fed meatNuts such as walnuts (pictured above) are rich...

                                                    Scientific research and epidemiological studies show that diets rich in Monounsaturated and Omega-3 fats dramatically reduce the instances of obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and cognitive decline.

Saturated fat has been demonized by our health authorities and media. What is the basis for this position on Saturated fat? Are current recommendations for VERY low saturated fat intake justified? How much saturated fat (and what types), if any should one eat? Without a historical and scientific perspective this questions can be nearly impossible to answer. In this paper Prof. Cordain looks at the amounts and types of saturated fats found in the ancestral diet: Saturated fat consumption in ancestral human diets: implications for contemporary intakes.

One of the greatest deviations away from our ancestral diet is the amounts and types of fat found in modern grain feed animals vs. the amounts and types of fats found in grass-fed or wild meat, fowl and fish. What we observe is wild meat is remarkably lean, and has relatively low amounts of saturated fats, while supplying significant amounts of beneficial omega-3 fats such as EPA and DHA. In this paper Prof. Cordain and his team analyze the complete fatty acid profile from several species of wild deer and elk. The take home message is that free range meat is far healthier than conventional meat: Fatty acid analysis of wild ruminant tissues: Evolutionary implications for reducing diet-related chronic disease.

Meat is an essential component to the paleo way of eating. But fresh is not the only consideration  we need to think about when determining what aspects about the meat are important during the selection process. Below is a simple guide to consult when choosing meat for a paleo meal:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Grass-fed beef, Pastured / free-range, organic poultry, Nitrite & nitrate free, pastured / free-range pork, Wild-caught fish & seafood, Hunted wild game     

Resources:

Eatwild.com

Eatwild’s Directory of U.S., Canadian and International Farms & Ranches

Eatwild’s Farms that will ship to you

Eatwild’s list of Scientific References

                                                                                                                                     

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