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IS CANOLA OIL PALEO?

IS CANOLA OIL PALEO?

If food were a game of hiding and seek, canola oil would be just about the worst player ever. Canola oil is absolutely everywhere you look. From mayonnaise to nuts to cooked vegetables—canola oil is in just about every food you can imagine. Canola oil…

CAN YOU HAVE DIET SODA ON THE PALEO DIET?

CAN YOU HAVE DIET SODA ON THE PALEO DIET?

People have been debating over the health effects of the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas. Sucralose, stevia, and aspartame—for quite a while now. So should you use diet soda as a way to curb not-so-wholesome sugar cravings? Or should you avoid diet soda forever? WHAT…

IS V8 PALEO FRIENDLY?

IS V8 PALEO FRIENDLY?

V8 Juice has been a persistent presence on grocery store shelves since 1948. Regarded by some as a convenient way to “drink your vegetables” when you’re on the go. It’s sometimes questioned as Paleo-friendly due to its nutrient makeup, packaging, and the fact that it…

IS GRAPEFRUIT CONSIDERED PALEO?

IS GRAPEFRUIT CONSIDERED PALEO?

For many years, grapefruit has been a staple for people looking to lose weight. It’s satisfying, low in calories, and full of nutrients like vitamins. Known to be extremely acidic, grapefruits contain furanocoumarins that actually keep your stomach from performing some of its regular functions.…

IS STEVIA PALEO FRIENDLY?

IS STEVIA PALEO FRIENDLY?

IS STEVIA PALEO? Stevia is often considered a low-carb alternative to sugar in foods. A “natural” way to satisfy a sweet tooth. However, questions still linger about whether it’s a Paleo-friendly food. Questions such as, how it might affect blood sugar- or if it should even…

IS VINEGAR PALEO FRIENDLY?

IS VINEGAR PALEO FRIENDLY?

Vinegar has been filling bottles since the Babylonians crafted it from fruits in 5,000 B.C;. Vinegar is created by using a bacterial “starter” that converts ethanol into acetic acid (the primary ingredient). It is the acetic acid, which gives its unique characteristics. Vinegar can be…

IS ANIMAL SKIN PALEO?

IS ANIMAL SKIN PALEO?

When we chew the fat about eating animal skin; Whether it’s in the form of bacon, salmon skin or roasted chicken skin; It’s important to note what might lead many eager carnivores to shun it. Many media and health advocacy groups have demonized animal skin…

ARE GRITS AND HOMINY PALEO FRIENDLY GRAINS?

ARE GRITS AND HOMINY PALEO FRIENDLY GRAINS?

ARE GRITS AND HOMINY PALEO? Grits and hominy are the standard American diet’s favorite Southern sidekick, but are Grits not Paleo friendly or are they? Hominy and grits are both made from corn that has been dried and ground; With the germ and hull removed.…

IS COCONUT MILK PALEO?

IS COCONUT MILK PALEO?

Coconut milk has a few misconceptions swirling around the evolutionary foodie-verse about it. Both about what it actually is and about where it’s Paleo-friendly. Many think that it is the liquid in a fresh coconut (that’s actually coconut water). But the milk is a prepared…

CAN YOU DRINK SOY MILK ON PALEO DIET?

CAN YOU DRINK SOY MILK ON PALEO DIET?

Maybe this is a silly question, but really – why wouldn’t soy (and, by extension, soy milk) be Paleo? It’s not hard to imagine that soybeans would have been eaten a million years ago, and it’s not that much of a stretch to think about somehow…