Welcome to Paleo Leap

Welcome to Paleo Leap

Paleo Leap is your central hub to learn about all aspects of eating & living a Paleo lifestyle. With hundreds of recipes to inspire you, you’ll always have tons of healthy and delicious options.

We strive to bring you clear, easy and actionable insights to help you eat food and live a lifestyle that’ll help regain or maintain good health and feel great. You can read more about our mission right here.

Paleo Recipes

Paleo Recipes

Probably the best part about Paleo is that the food can be absolutely delicious and easy to prepare. Get started by browsing through some of our recipes.

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Learn about Paleo

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Curious about how to get started or if certain things are considered Paleo or not? Read further down for a general overview, or start learning through our extensive collection of articles.

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All about the food

Each week, we also create new posts about a specific Paleo foods or highlighting some of the best Paleo recipes from around the web. Start browsing these now.

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What is a Paleo Diet?

We’ve spent most of our time adapting to the food we ate before the Agricultural Revolution: animal foods, wild vegetables, fruits in season, along with limited amounts of nuts & seeds. Our bodies are built to consume these foods, but this is not what our diets look like today. Paleo is based on the idea that this mismatch between our bodies and our diet might be the reason for modern health problems like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Just like any other animal, humans suffer when we stray from our natural diet, but when we return to it, everything changes. Food stops making us sick, and starts making us strong, energetic, and vibrant with health. More than just a diet, it’s a lifestyle!

At a glance

To help you get up and running with new, healthier habits, the following is a big-picture overview of what Paleo is all about. Want more? Check out our Paleo 101 or our Paleo Guide posts, as they cover all these points and more in greater detail.

What foods to avoid
What foods to avoid

Avoid Toxic or Inflammatory Foods

Toxic or inflammatory foods include:



Wheat, rye, barley, oats, brown rice



Soy beans, peanuts, chickpeas, kidney beans

Vegetable oils

Vegetable seed oils

Soybean oil, peanut oil, corn oil, canola oil

Added sugar

Added sugar

Sodas, cakes, fruit juices. Some sugar from natural sources like fruit is perfectly fine.

Milk and dairy


Sources of dairy high in protein (casein) and sugar (lactose) and low in healthy butter-fat.

Healthy foods

Eat Natural and Nutrient-Rich Foods

You can eat a vast array of vegetables, (including root and starchy vegetables), meat, poultry, fish, seafood, healthy fats, eggs and fruits. Nuts and seeds are good too, but too many can be problematic. Focus on eating a variety of foods that are high in vitamins and minerals. These include:


Organ meats

Liver, kidney, bone marrow, heart, brain

Green leafy veggies

Leafy green vegetables

Spinach, kale, swiss chard, arugula

red meat

Meat from grass-fed ruminants

Beef, bison, lamb


Mollusks & other seafood

Oysters, mussels, wild salmon, sardines

Lacto-fermented foods

Fermented foods

Sauerkraut, kimchi

Healthy foods
Healthy lifestyle
Healthy lifestyle

Optimize Your Lifestyle

Evolutionary history can teach us about more than just food! Lifestyle changes can help keep your digestive system healthy, your body strong and resilient and your immune system primed to face down viruses and bacteria.

Get some sun

Get frequent sun exposure or supplement vitamin D when sun is not an option

Manage stress

Reduce and manage stress in your life

Healthy sleep

Implement healthy sleeping habits

Good exercise

Get frequent and healthy exercise

Sleep, stress management and exercise are the big three elements, other than diet, that are most important for optimal health.

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