mymuesli goes paleo
In the paleo diet, also known as the stone age diet, you are supposed to eat as original as possible, as our ancestors did. Everything that came in to the cage in the stone age is also permitted in the paleo diet: meat, fruits, nuts, vegetables and herbs. Grains, sugar and dairy are not allowed. Proteins and good fats are the main nutrients. Our paleo mixes with nuts and fruits are perfect for those looking for a grain free breakfast and snack option that also is low carb.
What you need to know about the paleo diet...
Enjoy - natural, unprocessed and nutrient rich foods
Meat: Provides valuable proteins, fats and vitamins which can only be obtained from animal sources. Meat from grass-fed and free-range animals is recommended.
Fish: Good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acid. Here again, choose high quality, wild fish from organic aquaculture.
Eggs: Provides you with good fats and proteins, you heard it before, choose the best organic eggs from free-range chickens.
Vegetables: Is the base of the paleo diet and should be an important part of the the daily diet.
Fruit: Important supplier of vitamins and fiber. Recommended consume is two servings per day, each time a handful.
Nuts & seeds: Compact energy suppliers but consumption should not exceed more than a handful per day.
Oils & fats: Recommended fats are clarified butter (ghee) and selected vegetable oils such as olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil. Be careful using heated up vegetable fats. However coconut oil can handle high temperatures.
Avoid - any form of processed, conserved or nutrient poor industrial products
Grain products: all types of grain products such as bread, pasta and pizza should be avoided.
Legumes: Might be surprising, but legumes which include black and red beans, peas, peanuts and soy products are also forbidden.
Dairy products: Dairy products are not allowed ie. milk, cheese, cream.
Sweets: Candy, chocolate, gum, or any other artificial sweeteners are tabu. If you want to sweeten your breakfast you are allowed to use honey or maple syrup.
Preserves: Preserves are to be excluded from the diet. But tomato puree and coconut milk is okay.
Effects of the stone age Diet
Paleo dieters report positive effects after their transition to this diet. People stated that they felt fitter, more alert, less tired and felt like they were sleeping better. These health effects have not been proved by the paleo diet, but everyone should find out for themselves which diet suits their body best.
Paleo for Breakfast?
Many people find that breakfast is the most difficult meal to adjust in a paleo diet as it includes a lot of breads and rolls. mymuesli has developed an easy solution to this problem - we developed our muesli line of Paleo-Crunchies. These muesli mixes are a combination of nuts, seeds and fruit. Our Coconut Crunchy and our Apple Crunchy may be combined with fresh apples, bananas, figs and berries to make your mornings even better! If you are looking for a milk replacement try adding coconut milk to this bowl of deliciousness. You may also refine this mix to your liking in our mixer. If you are looking for some more breakfast ideas, we have recipes for a paleo breakfast smoothie and a paleo breakfast porridge.
Paleo for athletes
Athletes require additional energy due to their high physical activity. Therefore, it makes sense for them to have a higher carbohydrate intake. Our Paleo Crunchies contribute high levels of healthy fats (such as omega-3 and saturated fat), a healthy amount of carbohydrates and a lot of protein. Protein is important for maintaining energy levels, and supporting both your metabolism and immune system. Protein is very important in an athletic diet as it helps contribute to muscle endurance, regeneration, maintenance, and building. Athletes can benefit from a paleo diet because a high intake of carbohydrates and nutrients will help provide the additional energy needed to perform in sports. Starchy foods included in a paleo diet include yams, pumpkins, plantains, white rice and potatoes, all of which help with energy levels.
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