Can Kids Eat Paleo?
March 3, 2000
Reasons to Try the Paleo Diet
March 4, 2000

The Paleo diet offers an exit strategy from a lifestyle characterized by unhealthy eating habits. Paleo diet experts saw the negative impact of consuming food products that comes from mass-production farms and factories. The average American consumes more sugar in a day than his hunter-gatherer ancestors ate in one year. There is now credible scientific evidence that links refined sugars and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. 

The Paleo diet shuns vegetable oil, because for thousands of years this type of oil was foreign to the human diet. Research has shown that regular consumption of vegetable oil creates an imbalance in unsaturated fatty acids, such as the imbalance between the omega-6 versus the omega-3 oil. This is the reason why omega-3 rich fish oil provides so many health benefits because it brings balance to the system.

The Core Principles of the Paleo Diet

When preparing meals, keep in mind that there is no such thing as a vegetarian Paleo diet. You can eliminate toxins from your body by eating the food that you love to eat. But stay away from grains, beans, potatoes or anything that you need to cook thoroughly to be considered edible. 

You are allowed to eat plenty of animal protein and animal fats. But try your best to eat fresh meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and fruits.

Breakfast Recipes

It is good to know that you can enjoy a hearty breakfast even when you are on a diet. The Cowboy’s Omelet is a breakfast recipe that does not compromise on taste and health benefits. Use the following ingredients: organic eggs; 3 slices of bacon chopped into bite-sized pieces; green and red peppers; 1 jalapeno, sliced; 1 small tomato; and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. 

Organic eggs are a good source of Vitamin D. The egg yolks contain lutein and zaexanthin, and these are nutrients that can help you fight cataracts and age related macular degeneration. 

If you are in a hurry but you believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the Paleo Oatmeal is the breakfast recipe of choice. You will need the following ingredients: 2 cups of coconut milk; 3 organic eggs; bananas; cinnamon; 4 tablespoons of flaxseed; and 1 cup chopped pecans. Combine the eggs and the coconut milk, and then add bananas as well as the other ingredients. Use a large saucepan for cooking and serve with fresh fruits or bacon if desired. 

If you love the idea of a light breakfast that can also help you detoxify unwanted toxins in your body, then, try the Breakfast Kale Shake. Use two cups of Kale, 1 banana, 6 large strawberries, and 1 cup of coconut milk. Add Kale and coconut milk into the blender and puree until smooth. Add the bananas and strawberries into the blender and repeat the procedure. After desired consistency is reached, you can immediately enjoy a healthy and satisfying high-fiber breakfast that is loaded with Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, calcium, iron, carotenoids, flavonoids, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
James Christopher, Creative Writer