Paleo Recipes: Dos and Don’ts

Several diet plans and regimes are being followed to live a healthy and nourished life. One such diet is the Paleo diet, which contains everything eaten by “early” humans, such as fish, meat, vegetables, and fruits.

This diet excludes all kinds of dairy and processed food items, since they are artificially produced or processed. This diet is gaining popularity because of its innumerable health benefits related to lowered blood pressure, lowered glucose level, and improved cholesterol.

If you are also thinking about jumping on the bandwagon and adding paleo recipes to your diet, here is a list of all the dos and don'ts you need to know about.

Paleo Recipes: Dos

Here are all the things that you should add to your paleo recipes for a balanced diet:

Seafood

You can add shrimp, salmon, and non-breaded calamari, as they are a healthy option for any lunch, dinner, or breakfast meal.

Meat

In paleo recipes, you can add as much beef, meat, pork, chicken, and bacon as you want, because they are beneficial and have no adverse side effects. Remember to be careful when you eat or order fast food from outside, as items like burgers can consist of non-paleo items, such as bread crumbs or eggs.

Nuts and Seeds

You can munch on as many seeds and nuts as you want, since your body can easily digest them. You can also incorporate these nuts and seeds in your recipes, such as spreads, sauces, or essential food items.

Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and veggies are a healthy aspect of any diet. For paleo recipes, you can also add grilled veggies in any of your salads for evening meals and enjoy berries in the morning with eggs or salads. Just be mindful that many sauces and salad dressings are not paleo-compliant.

Paleo recipes: Don’ts

Here is a list of things that you should steer clear of when making your paleo recipes:

Alcohol

If you want to follow a strict paleo diet, remember that it does not contain booze. Alcohol is empty calories and does not have any proven health benefits.

Sugar

Sugar plays a negative part in most diets, because it can lead to weight gain and certain diseases. Even consuming a dash of sugar in your coffee or any recipe is considered a strict offense in the paleo diet.

Grains

Grains lead to much other modern-era pasta, pastries, bread, and quinoa. Avoiding all these processed items is the soul of paleo recipes. Paleo diet followers believe that our bodies aren't well equipped to digest such foods; eating them may lead to a myriad of health problems.

Legumes

Peanut butter, beans, and hummus are all products of the modern era and are strictly prohibited in paleo recipes.

Dairy

According to paleo devotees, humans were never designed to eat or drink anything made from an animal's milk. This is why dairy products like cheese, milk, and butter are all off-limits in paleo recipes.

Bottom Line

Paleo recipes are a great way to nourish and protect your body from all processed and man-made food items. Above mentioned tips are the basic do’s and don’ts of paleo diets to help you stay on track of your own paleo diet journey! 

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