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PUFA oils

PUFA and Heart Health

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The close cousin of “artery-clogging saturated fat” is “heart-healthy canola oil” – which should be your first clue that maybe all those suspiciously cheap bottles of golden liquid aren’t so great for you after all. And indeed, one of the central tenets of Paleo has always been that seed and…

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Plantains

All About Resistant Starch

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Resistant starch: miracle cure for everything from diabetes to gut dysbiosis, or the #1 way to actually make the problem worse? Well, neither and both. How much resistant starch is best for you (and in what form) really depends on your personal tolerance and gut health. It has some interesting…

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Dairy and Paleo

Dairy, Revisited

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Dairy has already been covered in another article, but it’s such a constant bone of contention in the Paleo world that it’s worth revisiting. Some people avoid it like the plague; other people eat butter but not milk or yogurt; other people consider it one of the most nutritious foods…

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Fermented pickles

Eat This: Probiotic Foods

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Quick, spot the similarity: raw apple cider vinegar, yogurt, sauerkraut, and pickles. If you said “tangy,” you weren’t wrong, but they’re all tangy for the same reason: they’re all probiotic foods. And probiotic foods don’t just taste good; they’re also loaded with health benefits. So here’s an overview of why…

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Chicken drumsticks

Paleo, Meat, and the Environment

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“Sure, it might be healthy – but it’s unsustainable.” “Well, you might be losing weight, but you’re wrecking the planet.” “Paleo is selfish – it’s not sustainable to eat that much meat.” Sound familiar? It’s not something anyone likes to hear, but it’s an important issue to take on, because…

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Avocado

Eating for Healthy Skin

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“Skincare” isn’t just about what you smear on your face (although that matters too!). It’s also about what you put in your mouth. From dry skin to aging to acne, a surprising number of skin problems have at least something to do with your food. And even if there’s nothing…

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Salt

All About Epsom Salts

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Pop quiz for the Paleo pros: what supplement can soothe muscle cramps, build bone strength, gently alleviate constipation, calm down the most wound-up insomniac, and treat a common mineral deficiency all at the same time? The answer: magnesium! That’s a pretty impressive list of benefits just from one mineral. Unfortunately,…

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