The Paleo Diet Food List and Eating to Live, Not Die

Let’s face it. World health problems are reaching epidemic proportions. Supposedly we have better medicine, but are we getting healthier? Some argue that we’re living longer and that gives us more time for health problems to manifest. But health problems with the very young are exploding out of control, too. What could be behind all this?

Is medical science chasing symptoms instead of root causes? Are the pharmaceutical companies chasing profits instead of compassionate care? Is the food industry interested only in cutting costs and increasing profits rather than healthy nutrition? Greed is a powerful motivation.

Your health is your responsibility and your right. The Paleo Diet is creating a revolution based on health and longevity. Feed your body the following from the Paleo Diet food list and get back to nature.

Animal Protein

For heartier fare, take bear, moose, deer, pheasant, woodcock, elk, rabbit, reindeer, wild boar, veal, beef, lamb, pork, rabbit, goat, sheep, horse, and bison.

For lighter fare, try chicken, turkey, duck, quail, goose, wild turkey, chicken eggs, quail eggs, duck eggs, goose eggs, salmon, tuna, sole, haddock, turbot, trout, bass, halibut, cod, flatfish, grouper, walleye, tilapia, mackerel, anchovy, herring, lobster, shrimps, crab, scallops, oysters, clams, and mussels.


To get the right kinds of fat in your diet, take avocados, avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, butter, clarified butter (ghee), lard, tallow, duck fat, veal fat, lamb fat, fatty fishes (mackerel, salmon, sardines), nut oils (walnut, macadamia), nut butters, coconut milk, and coconut flesh.


Spinach, lettuce, kale, beet top, mustard greens, collard greens, dandelion, watercress, turnip greens, seaweeds, bok choy, swiss chard, endive, arugula (rocket), radicchio, rapini, chicory, celery, onions, green onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, leeks, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, eggplants, asparagus, cucumber, cabbage, brussels sprouts, artichokes, okra, avocados, carrots, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, yams, cassava, beets, turnips, parsnips, radish, jerusalem artichokes, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkin, buttercup squash, yellow summer squash, zucchini, and yellow crookneck squash.


These luscious fruits should keep you going: apples, oranges, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, berries (strawberry, cranberry, cranberry, blueberry, blackberry), grapes, cantaloupe, cherries, apricot, bananas, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, pomegranates, pineapple, papaya, watermelon, honeydew melon, kiwi, lychee, coconut, mango, figs, dates, persimmon, and passion fruit.

Nuts and seeds

Going nuts? Try sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), pecans, walnuts, pistachios, chestnuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, pine nuts, and macadamia nuts.


Go for the earthy delight of oyster mushroom, button mushroom, portabello, crimini, shiitake, chanterelle, porcini, and morel.

Fresh and dried herbs

Your meals will be far tastier with basil, rosemary, chives, parsley, thyme, bay leaves, oregano, sage, dill, coriander, lavender, mint, and tarragon.

Spices and other natural flavor enhancers

Add yummy ginger, garlic, onions, black pepper, hot peppers, star anise, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, cayenne pepper, cloves, chilies, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, and vanilla.

Naturally, this list is only the beginning. But avoid grains, legumes and all processed foods. If it comes in a box, it is unnatural. Stay healthy.

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