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Paleo Dessert: Nut Butter Cups Recipe

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Peanut butter cups are not paleo but guess what – Nut Butter Cups are 100% paleo and here is the recipe: Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cups chocolate chips 1 cup sunflower seed butter (Sunbutter, Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted) 1/3 cup raw honey 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions: 1. Line a cupcake pan with silicone cupcake ... Read More »

Scrambled eggs with mushroom and pine nuts!

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I am sure you are skilled enough to make scrambled eggs, but did you ever tried scrambled eggs with pine nuts! This 100% paleo recipe is even better. Grab Your FREE Copy of Paleo Pete’s ‘Paleo Eats’ – get your Paleo Eats promotional HARD COPY color book for yourself. Right now, it’s FREE, but you must be one of the first 500 people! ... Read More »

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

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The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, and published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that five decades of research into the ... Read More »

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon (100% Paleo Recipe)

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Brussels sprouts have a bad reputation because usually they are seemed to oblivion, which makes them very bitter. All they need is a little bit of steam, a friend called bacon, some time spent in the oven and they will show you their true and tasty potential! (prep time: 15 mins, cook time: 30 mins) Ingredients (serves 5): 6 bacon ... Read More »

100% Paleo Pizza Crust

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Yeah, I know – the best part about pizza is getting creative with toppings but when it comes to paleo dieting and 100% paleo, grain free, pizza crust we must be very careful. Paleo pizza crust recipe I use: Crust: 2 cups almond meal 2 eggs 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon  garlic powder 1 1/2 ... Read More »

Sugar is killing us and that’s why this should be placed in every school!

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The addictive properties of sugar are well-documented, as are the risks of consuming too much. And yet, we can’t seem to stop ourselves. Sugar is often added to products surreptitiously, without our consent. It is also marketed – quite heavily – towards children. We must put a stop to this! Our children are our future, and if they are obese, cognitively impaired, and sick – how much ... Read More »

Why it’s harder for Women to lose weight?

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Fact is Women are hardwired to have much more difficult time to lose weight and keep it off than Men. You can just thank evolution for that one. Now, this video shows you exactly what’s happening in a Woman’s body that’s making it harder to lose weight. And more importantly, you’ll see a breakthrough, science proven tip to boost the female metabolism that makes fat burning ... Read More »

7 Things That Paleo And Vegan Dieters Can Actually Agree On

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Experts say there is no “right” diet for everyone and what works for one person may not work for the next. For this reasonthe argument about which diet is best is pretty much pointless. The only right answer, is that it depends on the individual. There are all sorts of things that need to be taken into account; age, activity levels, food ... Read More »

Red Wine for the Caveman

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The Paleo Diet: perfect for the wine lover Alcohol and diets. That phrase in itself sounds like an oxymoron, but is it possible for the two to coexist harmoniously? Like any diet today, there are restrictions to the types of alcoholic beverages you can consume, if it all. In the third stage of the Dukan Diet, also known as the ... Read More »

Is Mayo Paleo?

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Traditional store bought or commercially prepared mayo is beyond the scope of paleo dieting as there are various non paleo ingredients included during its preparation; perhaps the most obvious of which is processed oil. But that does not go to say that paleo dieters cannot enjoy their own homemade version of mayonnaise. As a matter of fact, when working with ... Read More »

How to Handle Negative Reactions about Paleo?

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Not everyone is equally enthusiastic about dieting; in fact many of the contemporary diets are often relegated as yoyo diets or fad diets that come and go with the seasons. While this can hold true for a lot of modern diets, sometimes even the most balanced way of eating is openly scorned upon, especially if the word “diet” is attached ... Read More »

Health benefits of Almonds

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Almonds are proof of the saying “Big things come in small packages.” Albeit small, almonds have numerous health benefits. It contains high amounts of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper and niacin. It is also used for treating constipation, respiratory disorders, cough, hearth disorders, anemia, impotency, diabetes, psoriasis, dental problems and dandruff. Below are additional health benefits of ... Read More »

Is Buckwheat Paleo?

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Buckwheat certainly is not historically paleo, but can classify as modern paleo. In fact, it can easily share a platform that also entertains grain alternatives like quinoa, amaranth and wild rice. Botanically, it is not a cereal grain but is cultivated for its grain like seeds. The edible part is a fruit seed which qualifies it to be treated as ... Read More »

Food As Medicine – How Can The Paleo Diet Benefit Your Health And Well Being?

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During the Paleolithic era, the meal ideas of our ancestors revolved around natural foods only. These healthy, untreated foods were taken solely from nature and abounded in a fresh supply of meats, vegetables, fruits and a variety of nuts and seeds (complete paleo diet food list / Infographic). As a result, the population consuming these foods while staying actively healthy did ... Read More »

Is Ghee Paleo?

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Ghee is butter which has been treated to remove milk fat solids, sugar, and water, and is traditionally used in Indian cuisine (though it is slowly becoming more well-known in American kitchens). More commonly known as clarified butter, ghee is popular in the Paleo Diet community as it is a delicious way to add fat and flavor to your diet ... Read More »

The Paleo Chef’s Tools

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Setting out to cook a meal can often feel like going to your first day of school or first day at a new job; it is crucial to come prepared and properly outfitted.  For any lifestyle, whether on the Paleo Diet or not on any diet at all, a well-stocked kitchen can make the world of difference in eating well ... Read More »

Paleo nutrition: Go for the lifestyle, not the diet

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If you’ve spent several years of your life bouncing around yo-yo diets and now you are feeling even more unhealthier and unsatisfied with yourself, than at the very beginning, it’s time to change your lifestyle, and dish the diet. The word diet, actually, doesn’t mean a quick loose-all-that-weight-method, but a complete “list” containing all of your food choices. In other ... Read More »

Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

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Grass-fed beef refer to beef that came from cows that eat grass in pastures instead of corn- and grain-based feeds. Because grass-fed cows are not bombarded with antibiotics and hormones (most corn- and grain-based feeds are fortified with these chemicals), they produce meat that is more delicious and nutritious. Grass-fed beef contains higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins ... Read More »

Staples for your Paleo-Approved Kitchen

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Whether you are a strict Paleo dieter or simply looking to eat a bit healthier, there are some staples to keep on hand at all times that will help keep you on track and keep you satisfied throughout the day. If you have your paleo kitchen well-stocked with healthy paleo foods that you enjoy, you are likely to stick to your ... Read More »

Health Benefits of Avocado

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Avocado (also referred to as alligator pear) is one of the most versatile paleo fruits in the planet. It is used as a meat substitute in salads and vegetarian sandwiches. It is the main ingredient of the popular Mexican dip guacamole. It is used as filling for Americanized versions of sushi, such as California Rolls. There are avocado-based desserts, milkshakes ... Read More »

Basic Principles of the Caveman Diet

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The Caveman diet (also known as the Paleo or Paleolithic Diet) refers to dietary and fitness guidelines that are based largely on what prehistoric humans ate. Just like the South Beach Diet, the Caveman Diet avoids all forms of starches and grains. Akin to the Atkins Diet, the Paleo Diet strictly prohibits consumption of all dairy products. Rather, the Paleo ... Read More »

How to stay paleo friendly when eating out in a restaurant

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Eating in restaurants while on the paleo diet can be tricky business, especially if you’re not sure what actual ingredients the meal you are trying to order is made of. In a nutshell, foods that are allowed on the paleo diet are meats, seafood, eggs, vegetables except legumes, fruits, nuts and seeds and plant based oils. From beverages, limit the ... Read More »

Tips for professional athletes trying the paleo diet

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When trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and with that, practicing every day exercise, you may find yourself wondering whether you should be trying a diet that restricts big food groups, mainly grains and dairy, like the paleo diet does. In a nutshell, the paleo diet promotes the food choices of the people that lived in the Paleolithic period, eventually ... Read More »

Vegetarian paleo diet? Yes, vegetarians can go paleo!

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Choosing a paleo lifestyle when you have opted for a vegetarian diet might seem like tricky business, especially since the paleo diet has meat and seafood as its basic ingredients. Also, given the fact that soy is not allowed on this diet that follows the food choices of our caveman ancestors, you may think that you’re rolling yourself into a ... Read More »

Is Paleo Diet Healthy?

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Today we are more and more aware of the fact that our health depends largely on how we eat. Is paleo diet healthy? With so many dieting options available, choosing the one that works the best can be overwhelming. You may find yourself questioning if you should eat only proteins to feel fuller and develop lean muscle? Perhaps you could simply ... Read More »

How to avoid sugar cravings on paleo diet

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Given the fact that the paleo diet brings you closer to the lifestyle of your long gone ancestors, which didn’t have a large palette of highly processed sweets, the changes in your diet might seem hard in the beginning. But by all means, you must remember at any time that the sugar that you bring in your body affects the ... Read More »

Antioxidant Rich Paleo Foods

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In today’s world the words “antioxidant” and “cancer” are often used concurrently; one being a good thing and the other being horribly bad. To determine the nature of their relationship, it is important to know that antioxidants are substances which can offer help in a scenario where cancer is involved. Antioxidants are nutrients that can salvage cells from deterioration caused ... Read More »

Julian Bakery: The Paleo Bread Almond

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The Julian Bakery The Paleo Bread Almond  is a perfect product if you are currently on the Paleo diet and you are looking for healthy and exciting food products that you can enjoy. This exciting bread can definitely make your diet more interesting as it is made from all the ingredients suitable for your diet. Paleo Bread Almond Ingredients Basically, ... Read More »

Is Matthew McConaughey Paleo?

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One of the biggest stars in Tinsel Town is paleo! Now that might have been breaking news a couple of years ago but these days a lot of star power is given to paleo dieting. More and more noticeables are heading the paleo way and have chosen to stay healthy and fit by practicing the principles of the paleo lifestyle. ... Read More »

Should you be eating like a caveman?

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The findings on the remarkable heath benefits of Paleo diet, have inspired many health conscious individuals to adopt a Paleo way of living and eating. While some individuals view hunter-gatherer way of living and consuming foods with skepticism and ambiguity, emerging research confirms its health benefits. The branch of evolutionary medicine has contributed to the ground breaking revelations of Paleolithic ... Read More »

Paleo Fast Food Sample Menus

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The following paleo fast food sample menus may portray some healthy fast food ideas that can be used. The ingredients in the sample menus can be altered according to an individual’s taste buds. Creativity is the key to develop new fast food ideas based on Paleo. However, one should keep in mind that all the ingredients and the method of ... Read More »

A perfect way to start a paleo day

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Paleolithic lifestyle and eating is now recognized as one of the best ways to healthy living. Proponents of Paleo living state that the following these lifestyle guidelines and dietary patterns will certainly lead to quality living, healthy aging and longevity. The two principle factors for a perfect way to start a Paleo day are early rising and breakfast. Early rising ... Read More »

Fit Script: My 30 Day Paleo Experiment

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Writen by: FitScript | @fitscriptblog Fitness, health and nutrition have always been a part of my life. At some point, as I got older, my discussions and thoughts shifted from fitness and nutrition as a means to enhance athletic performance to fitness and nutrition as a means of weight control. To many people, this probably sounds reasonable and logical, especially ... Read More »

How A Paleo Diet Helped Peter Kick His Thyroid Disorder

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Writen by Peter (@Gothic_football): Let me start by saying I am not a doctor and I am merely relaying my personal experience with living a paleo lifestyle. I have been living my personal version of paleo since mid August 2012. Yes, that’s a relatively short period of time but my life has completely changed. A thyroid disorder I started paleo ... Read More »

Are Eggs Paleo?

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There seems to be a constant debate on the paleo forum about which foods can or cannot be classified as truly paleo. Luckily, eggs are an easier one to categorize as even by the strictest of standards, eggs easily qualify as being paleo friendly foods. Since the paleo diet is predominantly a protein rich diet, eggs, other than the different ... Read More »

The pH Balance Diet

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One of the most effective ways to determine appropriate balance levels in the body is to measure its pH. The pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity in the body and is rated on a scale of 0-14; the lower the reading, the more acidic the internal environment and the higher the reading, the more alkaline the environment. 7 ... Read More »

Is Rice Paleo?

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Is rice paleo friendly? Can you eat rice on a strict paleo diet? Rice, like other grains has been a staple food for many generations and is not the easiest of foods to give up. On a paleo diet, however, rice receives pretty much the same consideration as other grains and needs to be shunned permanently. In strict paleo circles, ... Read More »

Almond Banana Pancakes

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These paleo almond banana pancakes are delicious even though they are heavy in fruits and nuts and a great healthy substitute for regular pancakes.  Serve these with fresh berries or honey. Ingredients (serves 2) 4 ripe bananas, mash them 4 tbsp almond butter 2 eggs Coconut oil, for cooking     Click here to DOWNLOAD! Preparation Combine the mashed bananas ... Read More »

Paleo Meatball Recipe

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Serve these delicious paleo meatballs with marinara or spaghetti sauce over spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 lb ground pork 1 lb ground beef 4 eggs ½ onion, minced ½ cup fresh parsley, finely minced ½ cup fresh basil, finely minced 4 cloves of garlic, minced ½ cup almond meal 1 tbsp dried oregano sea salt freshly ... Read More »

What Is Gliadin?

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You have certenly heard many bad things about gluten but do you know what is gliadin? As you know gluten is perhaps one of the most infamously well known food allergens around.  It is a protein that is found in grains like wheat, barley and rye and is known to cause various gut related issues in people who are gluten intolerant. ... Read More »

A perfect Paleo day

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The concept of Paleo diet was introduced to modern humans by the work of anthropologists and nutritional / health researchers. This ground breaking concept of healthy eating and lifestyle touched the fundamental concept of living. It emphasized that the key principle of Paleo nutrition, that the nutritional needs of all living things including humans are determined by our genetic make-up. ... Read More »

Beginner’s Guide to Paleo diet

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This is a simple start-up guide to embark on a Paleo journey gradually and successfully. These simple strategies will help you enjoy, yet stay focused on achieving your health goal through Paleolithic nutrition. Remember, Paleolithic lifestyle, is permanent and lifelong way of living and it is not just a fad diet that is followed only for a stipulated period of ... Read More »

Is Hominy Paleo?

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What is hominy and is hominy paleo friendly? Hominy is dried, ground corn which has the germ and hull removed. It is prepared by soaking the corn in an alkali solution after which the corn is processed to crush the kernels and sift them out. Hominy can be served whole as a cereal or ground where the ground variety is ... Read More »

Paleo Diet Drinks: What to Drink on Paleo?

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Since this really is a frequently asked question I’ll write about the paleo drinks, paleo beverages and what to drink while on paleo diet in general. What should I drink on Paleo? If you are paleo of the strictest kind, then you dare not think outside the box spelled “w-a-t-e-r”, but for most of us that will simply lead to ... Read More »

Paleo Bread Recipe

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To most minds breads and paleo may not seem to work together at all since grains are an absolute no-no on the paleo plan and most of our traditional breads are all grain based. Does this actually mean that you have to go totally devoid of bread at breakfast and stray away from sandwiches at mealtimes? Not really! In fact ... Read More »

Why are Legumes not a Paleo Food?

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Legumes join the circle of forbidden foods on the Paleo diet along with other adversaries such as grains and dairy. The Paleo Diet: Legumes Foods that qualify as legumes are beans, lentils, chickpeas, pulses, peas and peanuts. The argument why each of these food items is not permitted on a Paleo diet comes with sound reasoning as their detrimental effects ... Read More »