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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How Learning about a Paleo Diet Changed My Life

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Everyone who is on a health and fitness journey has their Aha moment at some point or another. I can’t say that I had a moment…more like a series of moments that culminated with a smack upside the head. In 2007, I had been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, and it had definitely taken its toll on me. Not only ... Read More »

Grains are not Paleo

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Grains belong to the cereal group and form the staple part of our every day diet. Examples of grains include barley, millet, oats, rice, wheat etc. Grains are modern man’s staple food and is consumed widely across the globe. Grains are a popular food because of ease of storage, convenience of cultivation, and also yield a variety of by-products. Examples ... Read More »

Is Amaranth Paleo?

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Scientific studies have always supported the consumption of green leafy vegetables for its profound health benefits. They are rich sources of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that not only nourish the physiological needs but also prevent many diseases. Nutritionists and health practitioners recommend that an average adult should consume at least three cups of greens per week for health. This is ... Read More »

Is Quinoa Paleo?

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In the Paleo perspective, Hamlet’s soliloquy “To be, or not to be- that is the question” can be appropriately applied to the attention surrounding quinoa. The Paleo Diet promotes the eating habits of our Paleolithic ancestors which mean that anything before the advent of agriculture is alright to abide by but any foods that have been subject to the process ... Read More »