The Cell’s Nutrition Blog is all about providing education, advice and recipes designed to help you perform at your best. It won’t always be pretty but it will always be useful. The majority of what you find on here will be based on the Paleo Diet. Why? Because it works. For everything. That said, don;t get too caught up in whether something is Paleo or not. If it’s unprocessed and you can hunt or gather it, it’s probably pretty good for you. Some of what you find on here will be a result of personal experiment. Some will be shamelessly stolen from elsewhere. In the words of Bruce Lee, we take what is useful and discard that which is not. Interesting links and articles will be posted here when we come across them and we welcome discussion. If you have an article, link or recipe you think we should post, please email Jason with the details. If it’s a recipe, please be sure to include a pic or two. Also, if you have a question or would like a topic covered on here don’t hesitate to drop Jason an email.
What is the Paleo Diet? (We like to think of it as eating “clean”)
The Paleolithic Diet is the diet we humans are genetically adapted to eat. The Paleolithic Age is the same as the Stone Age – so this is a stone age diet or life style. This has been humanity’s preferred diet for around 2.5 million years, and humans have only genetically changed 0.005% since the introduction of agriculture. As a rule, agricultural (and technological) products are not healthy to eat, and we should predominantly try to eat only those whole foods that are healthy in their raw state (though almost all humans, including hunter-gatherers cook their food).
The Paleo Diet is NOT the Zone Diet and we are not concerned with you eating in Zone proportions. Lets get the “What to Eat” in place first, then we’ll tinker with the “How Much” to eat.
The Essentials of the Paleo Diet or “Eating Clean” are:
Eat none of the following:
Grains – Including bread, pasta, noodles (corn is a grain)
Legumes – Including kidney beans, lentils, peanuts
Potatoes (sweet potatoes are ok)
Sugar (this is a big one. Avoid all sugars and sweeteners)
Eat the following:
Meat (grass-fed), chicken (free-range) and fish (wild caught)
Vegetables (especially root vegetables, but not potatoes)
Nuts and seeds (not peanuts)
Eggs (Free Range)
Fruit, especially berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. They are so full of nutrition it’d be criminal to not eat them everyday.
Try to increase your intake of:
Root vegetables – Carrots, turnips, parsnips, swedes, sweet potatoes.
Organ meats – liver and kidneys (Ok, I know none of you will actually eat this, but hey, we’re just providing the info.)
Informative Paleo Nutrition Video
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