An easy way to figure out what you can and cannot eat on the Paleo diet? Think like a caveman! Focus on lean proteins, fish, nuts, leafy greens and vegetables. Avoid processed, packaged and refined foods. By following a Paleo meal plan, you’re incorporating principles of the Mediterranean diet, which we use to create our meals. There are so many reasons to love the paleo diet, but here are the key reasons why.
- High in protein - Paleo focuses on the ‘whole animal’ approach, which means eating the organs, bone marrow, and cartilage that offers additional benefits. Bone broth, which is very popular now, fits perfectly into the Paleo diet. You’ll also get extra protein from nuts and seeds.
- Reduces saturated fats and sodium - A leading health risk for Americans is high blood pressure and heart disease, often caused by diets high in sodium and saturated fats. The Paleo diet can help lower levels of blood pressure.
- Incorporates more vegetables and fruits - It is recommended that the average person eat 2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables per day -- and most don’t. Luckily, a big part of the Paleo diet is fruits and vegetables. Instead of snacking on processed foods, grabbing an apple or munching on carrots can be a great replacement.
- It’s simple - The Paleo diet doesn’t involve buying anything special, you just make it your lifestyle! You can still go out to eat, buy all your food at a regular grocery store and feel full after every meal.
If you don’t want to hunt and gather your food, you can order your meals and snacks with meal delivery from Terra’s Kitchen! Filter meals by using the dietary filter ‘Paleo.’