December 13, 2018

Low Carb Foods for the Paleo Diet

low carb foods for the paleo diet

I wrote elsewhere on this site about the Paleo Diet (hlcomic.com/paleo-diet), which is a throwback to eating like our hunter-gatherer ancestors used to eat. They couldn’t just drive down the street and head to McDonald’s, or order some delivery from UberEats or get a meal delivery service – all those conveniences that we have today.

No, they ate what they could grow and they could kill. But you know what? They were quite healthy, relative to the amount of technology and medical science that was available in those days.

While I went into detail on the Paleo Diet in the post I linked to above, I felt it would be helpful to provide a cliff notes post of the types of foods that you can eat if you want to adhere to this diet.

Paleo Diet Low Carb Food Examples

Paleo Diet Low Carb Food Examples

The main principle of this diet is to stay away from refined carbohydrates that you find in a lot of grains, pasta, bread, etc. However, you can eat simple carbohydrates like fruits that provide healthy energy sources. If you are looking to cut carbs out of your diet as a means to throw it back to the Paleolithic Era for weight loss, here are a number of foods you can safely eat and stick to this meal plan.

Raspberries

This delicious fruit is lower in carbs and sugars compared to other fruit options. It tastes great and is so versatile. You can eat it as a snack alone or add it to other dishes for a fruity flavor. They are low-glycemic and high in fiber, both of which are helpful for weight loss and overall health.

raspberries are a great option on the paleo diet

Strawberries

These berries are some of my favorites to add to my bran cereal in the morning. They are rich in fiber and antioxidants that promote overall health and wellness.

Strawberries have also been linked to cardiovascular health, have anti-cancer agents, and can help stabilize your blood sugar levels.

eat strawberries to stick with the paleo diet

Not to mention, like raspberries, they are so versatile and make a great addition to a salad.

Avocados

Unfortunately, you will have to say goodbye to avocado toast on the Paleo diet because of the bread, but that doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to avocados.

They are high in fiber, low in carbs, and rich in healthy fats. They are deemed a “superfood” due to their high content of essential vitamins and minerals.

Blueberries

Linked to cardiovascular health, eye health, cognitive enhancement, antioxidant benefits, and tons of other health benefits, blueberries are a true superfood.

They are also high in fiber and low in sugar relative to other fruits. They are a great source of energy and can also regulate your blood sugars.

blueberries are amazing antioxidants and low in carbs

Spinach

There is a reason why Popeye loved this leafy green! It is a tremendous source of minerals that support bone health, reduces inflammation, and combats cancer. It is also high in fiber to keep your digestive system healthy. On top of that, it is one of the best protein sources among vegetables.

health benefits of spinach

Kale

It’s been a trend for the last few years for great reasons. Kale is powerful in detoxifying the body, improving your immune system and lowering the risk of cancer. It also is anti-inflammatory, which is great for weight loss.

Additionally, it has high water content, making you feel full faster, with lower caloric intake, so you are less prone to overeat.

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T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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