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I have tried to compile the most comprehensive paleo diet food list on the internet!
Remember, the paleo diet is eating the same foods our ancestors hunted and gathered for millions of years before the agricultural revolution (where we learned some farm tricks and began mass producing food 10,000 years ago). Our ancestors survived on paleolithic foods because their bodies were well adapted to the organics of natural food. Today, we eat many processed and mass produced foods which are not meshing with our biology well, with many nutritionists believing this to be the leading cause of obesity and the highest rates of diseases we’ve ever seen (like alzheimer’s, cancer, and diabetes)
Foods You Can Eat!
To reap the benefits of paleolithic foods even more, choose organic varieties and grass fed animals.
Here we go!
Beef (All steaks, flank, ground beef, veal, lamb, ribs)
Poultry (Chicken, turkey, goose)
Pork ( Pork loin, pork chop, bacon)
Bison, rabbit, bear, goose, emu, goat, quail, deer, boar, horse, venison, turtle, rattlesnake, squab, alligator, caribou, duck, ostrich, kangaroo, pheasant, woodcock.
apple, apricot, avocado, banana, blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cranberries, coconuts, carambola, cherries, cherimoya, cranberries, dates, figs, gooseberries, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew, kiwi, lemon, lime, lychee, mango, nectarine, orange, papaya, passion fruit, pears, pineapple, peaches, persimmon, plums, pomegranate, raspberries, rhubarb, tangerine, watermelon.
Artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, beets, beet greens, bell peppers, carrots, collard greens, cabbage, chicory, cucumbers, endive, leeks, eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, mushrooms, mustard greens, onions, parsley, parsnip, hot peppers, rapini, radicchio, pumpkin, purslane, radish, cauliflower, rutabaga, okra, celery, seaweed, spinach, squash, dandelion, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnip, watercress, arugula, bok choy, parsnips, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, yams, cassava, jerusalem, zucchini.
Bass, bluefish, cod, drum, eel, flatfish, grouper, haddock, halibut, herring, mackerel, monkfish, mullet, northern pike, orange roughy, perch, red snapper, rockfish, salmon, sardines, scrod, shark, sunfish, swordfish, tilapia, trout, tuna, turbot, walleye, sole, anchovy, turbot, all fish!
Abalone, clams, crab, crayfish, lobster, mussels, oysters, scallops, shrimps.
Almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pistachios, pine nuts, pecans, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts.
Avocado oil, flaxseed oil , olive oil, walnut oil, ghee (butter), coconut oil, lard, duck fat, veal fat, lamb fat, tallow, nut butters.
Duck, chicken, goose, quail, all eggs.
Thyme, parsley, lavender, basil, rosemary, chives, mint, tarragon, oregano, sage, dill, coriander, bay leaves, etc.
Onions, garlic, ginger, hot peppers, black peppers, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, star anise, cayenne peppers, cumin, vanilla, cloves, chilies, paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, etc.
Foods You Should Not Eat!
Dairy: (cheese, processed butter, creamers, all milks, yogurt, ice cream, etc)
All Grains, Wheats, and Doughs: (cereal, pasta, pizza, corn, oats, barley, rice, flour, all breads, chips, noodles, cookies, muffins, etc.)
Legumes: Black eyes peas, chickpeas, lentils, miso, peas, peanuts, snow peas, sugar snap peas.
Sweets (all processed sugars): All candy, chocolate, honey, chips, etc.
note: If you are craving sugar, choose the darkest chocolate you can find (70% or higher) and eat a small amount of that. It’s the healthiest way to calm a sugar craving!
Putting It All Together
Alright, now you know what is allowed on this diet, you are probably wondering how do I cook this stuff, or you may even be coming up with cool tasty meal ideas already! Fantastic! I encourage you to check out this Paleo Diet Cookbook. It gives you tons of healthy recipes with a lot of great pictures and cooking instructions. It takes the confusion out of cooking and makes taking on the challenge of eating the Paleo way a lot easier. I highly recommend the book!