PALEO DIET

WHAT IS A PALEO DIET?

The Paleolithic (Paleo) diet, also called the “Caveman” or “Stone Age” diet, is based on the idea that if it can’t be hunted, fished or gathered, it should be avoided. The diet’s creator believes we should eat the way our ancestors did 10,000 years ago.






WHAT FOODS ARE ALLOWED ON THE PALEO DIET?

On the Paleo diet you can have the following: 

  • Meat
  • Fish 
  • Shellfish
  • Poultry 
  • Eggs 
  • Veggies 
  • Roots 
  • Fruits 
  • Berries 

WHAT FOODS ARE EXCLUDED ON THE PALEO DIET?

On the Paleo diet you are not allowed to have the following:

  • Grains
  • Dairy
  • Beans
  • Peanuts and legumes
  • Potatoes
  • Processed food
  • Refined sugar
  • Salt
  • Refined vegetable oils

IS THE PALEO DIET HEALTHY FOR YOU?

Eating this way does have its advantages. You’ll consume fewer sweets, fewer salty snacks, and fewer processed foods. A few small studies show that you can lower your blood sugar and reduce body weight by following a Paleo diet. Over time, the exclusion of whole grains, legumes and dairy may result in certain deficiencies. The restrictive nature of the diet may make it difficult to adhere to for long periods. Also, this diet contains a large amount of protein, which may not be ideal for many people. As always, please consult a registered dietitian to get all your diet and health questions answered.