What is the paleo diet?

paleo diet

The paleo diet is based on the fact human beings have evolved as hunter gatherers over the last 2,000,000 years. About 10,000 years ago humans become agriculturalists, settling, collecting seeds and growing cereal grains, domesticating animals and drinking their milk. Since this is such a short abut of time from an evolutionary standpoint we have not adapted to digest and deactivate the proteins and anti-nutrients in these foods. As well, grains are high in starch leading to excessive amounts of carbohydrates in our diet. We have become sicker as a species with a growing list of health issues such as gut inflammation, obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Over the last 100 years the evolutionary discordance has increased tremendously as we have added increasingly larger amounts of highly processed foods, sugar, synthetic additives, and chemically extracted vegetable oils, which relegate natural whole hunter gatherer type foods to a smaller and smaller percentage of our diet.

A modern paleo diet is one which uses the principles from evolutionary biology and designs a diet by asking the question – what is the healthiest diet for human beings using today’s foods?

The paleo diet is a whole food based approach to eating: using locally grown quality protein from poultry, meats, fish and seafood, fruit and vegetable carbohydrates, and whole food fats, like nuts, freshly pressed oils and avocado. Your paleo diet should give you adequate but not excess, carbohydrates and fats sufficient for your fuel needs, and protein to maintain lean body mass. Your paleo diet should be varied and supply all essential vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, polyphenols and fibre.

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Cacao Vegan Superfood

cacao

This Cacao Elixir is a raw chocolate superfood mix to BOOST you on your quest for health! A MUST-HAVE for chocolate lovers and cacao connoisseurs seeking a lifestyle of wellness and deep nourishment!

Benefits are

  • Great energy for your day!
  • Tins of antioxidants, nutrients, mood enhancers and plant protein, you can really feel it!
  • Replaces coffee, or be mixed together to make a Mocha
  • Use as a meal replacement to begin dropping pounds of unwanted colon matter!
  • Curbs you appetite with it.

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Fantastic Low Carb Snacks

low carb sweets

The LC Foods Market has some great tasting low carb fresh baked sweets that you can buy online.

They have treats and sweets like:

  • Gluten Free Low Carb Brownies – Fresh Baked
  • Low Carb Berry Almond Granola Cereal – Fresh Baked
  • Low Carb Banana Bread – Fresh Baked
  • Low Carb Banana Muffins – Fresh Baked
  • Low Carb Chocolate Cake – Fresh Baked
  • Low Carb Chocolate Chip Muffins – Fresh Baked
  • Low Carb Pumpkin Bread – Fresh Baked
  • Low Carb Orange Cranberry Muffins – Fresh Baked

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