The diet typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, and meat while excluding foods such as dairy products, grains, sugar, legumes, processed oils, salt, and alcohol or coffee.

Benefits of a Paleo Diet

  • Cleaner diet
  • Eating more red meat will get you more iron
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits from fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds
  • Quicker approach to feeling full between meals due to higher intake of protein and fats
  • Limited food choices help people lose weight

Things to avoid when on a Paleo Diet

  • Grains, (wheat, oats, barley, and rice)
  • Starchy vegetables, such as potatoes and corn
  • Legumes or beans (no peanuts, peanut butter, soy, or hummus)
  • Dairy products
  • High-fat meats
  • Sugars
  • Processed foods
  • Salty foods

Things to eat when on a Paleo Diet

  • Lean meat, such as chicken, turkey, pork, lean beef, and buffalo (bison)
  • Fish
  • Seafood
  • Fresh fruit
  • Non-starchy vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Plant-based oils