What is Paleo?
Nutrition at best can be confusing. With so much information available it is easy to become overwhelmed. In my words Paleo is basically a return to eating whole, unprocessed foods.
Some of the foods that are promoted in the Paleo way of eating are fresh vegetables, meats, nuts and seeds. The closer to your home that it’s grown, the better. This will deliver more nutrient bang for your buck.
Foods that are typically avoided are grains (wheat, rice, barley), legumes (beans) and dairy products. This is not to say that this is a low carbohydrate way of eating.
Not at all!
Complex carbohydrates are essential for lasting energy throughout the day. I want to really stress here that just because you choose to adapt Paleo principles, it does not mean that you are not allowed certain foods. The most important take away from this is that the more whole unrefined foods you have every day, the better your body will function. Period.
You will find some devout Paleo enthusiasts that will not touch a grain of rice or a piece of cheese. Personally I occasionally eat gluten free rice wraps and I LOVE goat cheese on occasion. Every person is built differently and with different tolerances.