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ARE PASTURED EGGS WORTH IT?

ARE PASTURED EGGS WORTH IT?

There’s no doubt that eggs are a popular part of the Paleo diet. They’re packed with a host of vitamins and minerals that do a body good. It’s been that way for as long as humans have been around and hungry. Which is, of course,…

THE HEALTHIEST BERRIES AND WHY YOU SHOULD EAT THEM

THE HEALTHIEST BERRIES AND WHY YOU SHOULD EAT THEM

Whether they’re red, blue, filled with seeds, or crushed into a smoothie; berries have been hailed as a healthy superfood by scientists and consumers alike. And what’s not to love? The whole berry family is packed with antioxidants. They are rich in nutrients that help…

IS EATING SAUERKRAUT GOOD FOR YOU?

IS EATING SAUERKRAUT GOOD FOR YOU?

Gobbled fridge side straight from the jar or as a tasty topping for pork; sauerkraut is delicious but also beloved as a wonder food by Paleo followers everywhere. Made from cabbage and salt fermented at room temperature for about a week or two; Sauerkraut literally means “sour…

ARE BRUSSELS SPROUTS A SUPER FOOD?

ARE BRUSSELS SPROUTS A SUPER FOOD?

“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.” ~ J. O’Rourke (1947 – ) Brussels Sprouts generally drive folks into one of two camps–they love them or detest them.  First grown in Italy…

WINTER VEGETABLES TO TRY BEFORE THE SEASON ENDS

WINTER VEGETABLES TO TRY BEFORE THE SEASON ENDS

GUEST POST WAS WRITTEN BY HELEN SANDERS (AUTHOR BIO AFTER THE ARTICLE) With the end of winter soon approaching, it’s the perfect time to make the best of the amazing seasonal winter vegetables still available. Our Paleo ancestors ate the food that was in season and…

WHY IS BACON SO TASTY?

WHY IS BACON SO TASTY?

Meat candy or as we all know it bacon. You can stuff bacon into practically any food and end up with a more delicious version of that food.  From chocolate to skewered chicken, bacon makes almost everything better (bacon jam, anyone?). And yet, you’ve probably…

WHY IS KEFIR GOOD FOR ME?

WHY IS KEFIR GOOD FOR ME?

Kefir. Is it Kuh-FEER? Or maybe KEE-fur? Turns out you can say it either way, but no matter how you choose to say it, it’s an awesome Paleo food, and you should be including more of this carbonated dairy product in your Paleo regimen! This is a…

IS BISON HEALTHY TO EAT?

IS BISON HEALTHY TO EAT?

If Paleo is all about going back to our roots and chowing down on the things our ancestors ate; then for many of us there’s probably no better animal than the bison. Sometimes called “America’s original red meat.” How on earth do you get your hands…

BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL

BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL

If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “coconut,” you think “tropical.” It may surprise you, then, to learn that coconut oil has been a popular commodity all around the world. From Europe to Africa to Asia, for thousands of years.In fact, coconuts have…

SWEET POTATOES AND THE PALEO DIET

SWEET POTATOES AND THE PALEO DIET

Ah, the humble sweet potatoes—tasty, packed with carbs and a safe way to refuel after a workout, these starchy tubers provide flavor and variety to a Paleo plate while offering nutrients and fiber to boot.  Here are the goods on these sweet spuds and how…