What Does Paleo Mean?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Blog, Nutrition, Partnerships, Uncategorized

The Paleo Diet is based on the idea that humans are genetically adapted to eat certain types of foods — those that we ate as hunter-gatherers (Paleo in this case is short for ‘Paleolithic’, a term used to describe the early Stone Age). The basics of the diet are eating more protein and less carbohydrates, not eating grains but eating more fiber and good fats. The Paleo Diet website offers more in-depth nutritional information and some other great resources.

Many people find that the Paleo Diet really works for them — from controlling food related health problems to losing weight or increasing their overall health. One of the great things about ‘going Paleo’ is that you don’t have to approach it as a strict dietary regime (although you certainly can). More importantly, mimicking aspects of a hunter-gatherer’s diet means placing an emphasis on real, whole, unprocessed foods. Dietary guidelines that work perfectly for one person may not be as great for another — but we firmly believe in the importance of real food. If you’re looking for some more resources, we’d recommend Against All Grain  and Nom Nom Paleo for great recipes, information and other resources.

Although out products aren’t made to be specifically Paleo, the diet emphasizes low-glycemic and high protein foods — which is why our products are Paleo friendly. (The only exception are the Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies since peanuts aren’t part of the Paleo diet.) For another great Paleo snack, check out the unprocessed jerky and other products at Primal Pacs.

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