“The Top Ten Paleo Super Foods!”

paleosuperfoods e1362611517757 The Top Ten Paleo Super Foods!Not all foods are created equal..

Certain foods have proven themselves to be superior sources of nutrition.

Whether it’s because they’re packed full of disease fighting antioxidants -

Or because they supply a rich source of brain-boosting, joint-lubricating Omega-3 fats..

Either way, these foods are nature’s “all stars” and should be treated as such – always on the plate. [Continue reading]

What is the Paleo Diet Plan?

paleodietplan e1347928293444 What is the Paleo Diet Plan?So, what exactly is the Paleo diet? Good question..

Thing is, the Paleo diet is somewhat difficult to define in it’s entirety.

Unlike most “diets” that have very defined, and strategically designed nutritional rules to follow..

The Paleo diet stems more from a set of principals that can guide you on your dietary path, rather than providing you with a concise “diet road map”.

Fortunately, the Paleo diet is actually pretty easy to stick with once you get the hang of it. It just takes a basic understanding of the Paleo dieting principles, and before you know it.. it won’t even feel like a diet at all..

After all, we’ve been eating this way for thousands of years.. it should be just like riding a bike! [Continue reading]

Paleo Friendly Protein Bars Are Making It Easier To Eat Healthy On The Go.

WarriorBar Paleo Friendly Protein Bars Are Making It Easier To Eat Healthy On The Go.If you’ve ever been tempted to grab a protein bar to hod you over til your next meal..

You’ll love what Onnit Nutrition Warrior bar.

I say “tempted” because up until recently.. Depending on a pre-made “protein” bar was a mostly bad idea.

While different companies offer differing levels of quality.. It mostly doesn’t matter, since most all protein bars are nothing more than well marketed candy bars with some barely digestible crude protein thrown in as an after thought.

“Just get the Snickers and the beef jerky. Might as well.”

Of course, we all know that you can’t actually give in to those little voices in our heads.. But, this time, it makes a pretty good point. At least you’d get some quality protein along with your junk food.

The age of healthy snack food may actually be upon us..

Due to further proliferation of the Paleo diet and a few other well known diets.. Food manufacturers are beginning to cater to people demanding food that doesn’t just say it’s healthy and natural on the package but that actually is healthy and natural.

It’s an encouraging trend and one that will hopefully continue, and make it’s way into all aspects of our commercial food system.. I’m getting ahead of myself, though.. For now, let’s just be happy that we’re finally getting some options thrown our way!

All around me, I see restaurants, foods, conventions, and shows, all catering to the nutritional ideals that are the foundation of the Paleo diet. Even if it isn’t always labeled as “Paleo”… Who cares.. It’s all based on unprocessed whole foods, with an emphasis on healthy fats, and a caution towards too many carbohydrates.

The Warrior bar is awesome.

Really, it’s that good. I love these things.

It contains 14 grams of grass fed buffalo, 4 grams of healthy fat. I will say, I find it slightly annoying that they don’t make the amount of carbohydrates that are in the bar obvious. Seems like their trying to hide something. Also.. let’s not go getting all extreme here and shun every and all carbohydrate like we’ve done with fat over the last two decades. They all exist within our natural foods for a reason. None of them are “bad”.. they just have to be understood and eaten properly.

Okay.. I’m ranting.. back to the bar..

So yeah, if you know that the bar contains 140 calories, and you know that it contains 14 grams of protein and 4 grams of fat. And you also know that a protein gram is 4 calories, a carbohydrate gram is 4 calories, and a fat gram is 9 calories.. than you could figure up that each warrior bar contained 12 grams of carbs.

hich is actually a very acceptable amount for a snack protein bar, especially if eaten as a post or pre-workout snack, or even an in between breakfast and lunch snack. Not sure why that isn’t made more obviou,s but that doesn’t change the fact that the new Warrior bars put out be Onnit nutrition are delicious and super convenient, while providing you with some real nutrition, all at a very fair price.

Eating healthy costs too much..

You don’t have to tell me how much cheaper it would be to live off of the dollar menu at McD’s!

To be honest though, it will probably never be cheap to eat healthy, but the new Warrior bars come in at a reasonable price point.. At about $4.00 per bar – they’re only about $1.00 more than the pretty much worthless protein bars that you’ve probably bought before, but they’re still less that a full on Paleo meal or snack that you’d pick up at the grocery store.

All in all.. These new Warrior bars are tasty, all natural, affordable, while still maintaining a decent macronutrient profile consisting of healthy foods.

Definitely check these things out if you’re in need of portable, convenient, Paleo friendly food on the go.

The Mob Has Been Selling You Fake Olive Oil For Years.

OliveOilScam The Mob Has Been Selling You Fake Olive Oil For Years.  That’s right.

The Mob has apparently made the transition from money laundering to selling all of us canola oil disguised as the far more healthier (and more valuable) option: olive oil.

All these years we’ve purchasing the ” healthy” cooking oil instead of the sludge used at McDonald’s  -   We’ve actually been buying the McDonald’s sludge all along  -  but at double, sometimes triple the price.

I have to admit.. this hurts. I’ve spent significant amounts of money buying olive oils.. We’re big advocates of the health benefits of Omega-3 rich olive oils. Surely all of that delicious olive oil couldn’t have been the same bland stuff that seeps out of those devilishly delicious golden fries?

Well, maybe not all of it – but many estimate at least half of it is.

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Newest Whole Foods To Feature “Paleo Bar”

WholeFoodsPaleoBar Newest Whole Foods To Feature Paleo BarWe’ve talked before about how Primal eating isn’t just another fad diet..

Looks like Whole Foods agrees.

Just last week, the health food supermarket giant announced on it’s blog that it’s newest Whole Foods store would indeed feature a “Paleo bar”..

Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Hopefully, “Paleo Bar” will be a term as commonly used as “salad bar” but that may be slightly overly optimistic.

This is great news for a few different reasons. If you’re lucky enough to live nearby this San Francisco based Whole Foods store… then the benefits are obvious. But what about the rest of us?

Why do we care? [Continue reading]

To Fast, Or Not To Fast?


Even the some of the strictest Paleo practitioners choose not to incorporate fasting into their nutritional strategies.. But with intermittent fasting as an option, is this a mistake? Calorie restriction has gained traction as of late - In the … [Continue reading]

Meet Mother Nature’s Perfect Macronutrient Ratio.


If you've ever attempted to stick to a diet that required you to count each and every calorie consumed.. Then you may well know that it isn't the easiest thing to do. Fortunately... There is a better way. Unfortunately, this "better way" seems … [Continue reading]

The Truth About Diet Soda and Your Health.


Diet soda has been the saving grace for many thousands of dieters.. Desperate for just one sip of that sugary, syrupy, carbonated nectar that most all of us have known and loved at one point or another. The problem is, diet soda hasn't actually … [Continue reading]

Seeing This “Digital” Paleo Cookbook Everywhere.. Is It Worth it?


Often in the search for new and interesting foods to piece into our Paleo diets, it becomes difficult to find recipes the work worth said foods. Trust when I tell you that there are no shortage of cook books lining the shelves of the offices up … [Continue reading]