Paleo Recipes Index Plus Answers to Common Questions
These are the best Paleo recipes we could find online. They are full of taste and nutrition! Paleo is becoming more popular as people try the Paleo diet and discover its benefits, including how helpful it is in losing weight and feeling healthy. And here you’ve come to one of the most helpful sites for the best nutritious and DELICIOUS recipes that are Paleo! So, try them out and see how it benefits you and your family today!
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I started eating Paleo long before I had heard of the Paleo diet. I thought I was the only person who had to eat this way because of food allergies. I was sure surprised when I found the Paleo diet and learned that lots of other people were now eating how I ate. Now I want to share my best recipes with you so you too can experience the benefits of the Paleo diet.
What is the Paleo Diet?
The Paleo Diet is pretty simple. It comes from the Paleolithic era when cavemen were hunting and gathering their foods. This diet is also called the "Hunter-Gatherer Diet", the "Caveman Diet" and the "Stone Age Diet". Men from the Paleolithic era would eat meats they hunted and raw foods they were able to find until agriculture was developed.
After that, man started to eat dairy products, grains and legumes, along with refined and processed foods. It is believed that our bodies are still very similar to those of the paleolithic man - we are not able to digest the foods we have now incorporated into our diets since the paleolithic age. Also, the caveman diet is a healthier way to live. With the diet, you can avoid diseases and feel stronger, healthier, and more energetic.
What is the Paleo Diet history?
In the 1970's a man named Walter L. Voegtlin wrote a book on the paleo diet. He wrote about how the caveman was a carnivore and that the modern man is the same. Voegtlin suggested that we should eat fats, protein, and a few carbohydrates to be healthy. As a gastroenterologist, Voegtlin, based his information on his own medical treatments of indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and a few others.
After Walter L.Voegtlin published his book in 1985, the New England Journal of Medicine published a paper that talked about the health benefits of following the paleolithic diet. Throughout the 1980's, books and papers were published about the paleo diet and what it consisted of. In one particular book, there was even leniency on the ability to eat skim milk, whole wheat bread, brown rice, and potatoes without fat.
This book was published by S. Boyd Eaton, Konner, and Marjorie Shostak in 1988. Since then, the Paleo diet has become very popular and some doctors or nutritionists have recommended this diet to people with diseases, intestinal problems, or other bodily malfunctions. Although the paleo diet mainly consists of meats, fats, and carbohydrates (fruits and vegetables), some people have allowed the consumption of specific foods within this era.
What foods are allowed?
The paleo diet usually consists of eating 19- 35% daily value in proteins, 22–40% in carbohydrates, and a fat intake of 28–58%. Meats consist of those that can be hunted and don't have any additives, for example, grass-fed beef. Offal, seafood, seeds, vegetables, fruit, eggs, mushrooms, herbs, and spices are a part of the diet, as well. Foods that are not considered paleolithic are grains, legumes (e.g. beans and peanuts), dairy products, refined salt and sugars, and processed oils.
Nutritionists, physicians and others have agreed that the Paleo Diet is full of nutrition. The Paleo Diet has lots of minerals and vitamins that can boost the immune system. It can help to prevent diseases and chronic illnesses such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, as well as irritable bowel syndrome, and many others.
With the Paleo Diet, you can gain energy, lose weight, and just feel healthier and happier about yourself. People who have tried the Paleo diet have found cross-fit exercise or other exercises, in addition to the diet, very helpful in losing weight and to keep feeling healthy.
This Paleo Diet can cost a lot of money. This diet is low on calcium with an average 700mg per day, where the recommended amount is 1300mg maximum, and low dairy can be bad for your bones. Beans and legumes are high in protein and low in fat, but cannot be part of the Paleolithic Diet.
There also may be too much red meat in the Paleo Diet, which some experts say may be bad for the heart and lead to higher heart risk. There is very little vitamin D so you'll have to sit in the sun (for 5 to 30 minutes) or take a supplement. You might have to take some vitamin supplements if you do not get enough nutrients through the limited amount of foods.
Paleo breakfast recipes can be so tricky. Eating leftovers is one option and eating tons of eggs andis another option. But what happens when you get sick of all that? This section is all about the Paleo breakfast recipes that I either cook myself or thought you would enjoy.
Cooking Paleo can be time-consuming, so one of my favorite things I like to do is make lots of Paleo crockpot recipes. That way you can do the work in the morning or the night before and enjoy a delicious meal in the evening.
Paleo dessert recipes can be so difficult. I generally eat very few sweets. I just don't think they fit into the Paleo diet very well. But, what if you love desserts and/or have a special event? What if you want to bring something to a party that you can eat and not have people ask why you're not eating desserts? These Paleo dessert recipes can help give you ideas of ways you can make desserts that either regular people will eat or that you will at least enjoy as a reward for all your hard efforts making Paleo foods all the time.
This section of Paleo dinner recipes is a broad category so you can see all the dinner recipes in one place for those times when you have no idea what you want to make for dinner.
Don't forget about Paleo side dish recipes. Don't you dare go eating a bunch of meat with no side dishes. You should be eating lots of variety on the Paleo diet and side dishes are a great way to mix things up. If you are a snacker, then this section should also be really helpful to you.