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On the paleo diet? You should have these in your pantry

The paleo diet eliminates processed foods and embraces nutritious, whole foods. It usually includes throwing away soy sauce, canola oil, white sugar, and table salt. However, you do not have to compromise flavor for wellness. You can still create truly paleo meals that actually taste good! Here are some basic ingredients you should keep in your pantry when you’re on the paleo diet. Ghee. If you love butter, ghee is the perfect alternative for you. Ghee is clarified butter, meaning its milk solid components have been almost completely removed, leaving only the butterfat behind. The very pure kind usually contains 99% pure butter oil with traces of casein and lactose. Sea salt. Sea salt is healthier than iodized table salt...

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Benefits of the Paleo Diet

Also known as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet, and hunter-gatherer diet, the paleo diet is highly popular these days. Celebrities such as Uma Thurman, Megan Fox, Jessica Biel, and Matthew McConaughey swear by this diet. But why? Initially, the paleo diet was right away dismissed as another fad diet. However, years later, it proved to be more than just that. The paleo diet is a lifestyle change that aims to bring you overall wellness. This diet rids your body of processed foods and constitutes fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, seafoods, and nuts—the very foods our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. The following are just some of the many benefits of going paleo. Lowers your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular risks....

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Sugar Sources You May Not Know Of

We know of two truths: one that sugar is addictive, and two that sugar is everywhere. And while it’s hard enough to resist the siren call of foods we know contain a lot of sugar, we are faced with the reality that we may be consuming too much sugar without us knowing it. That is why it is important to arm ourselves with enough food knowledge that we may not be victimized by hidden sugar. Below are some foods that you should be wary of. Barbecue sauce. Barbecue sauce may be delicious, but every two tablespoons of this contain 13 grams of sugar. Fruit yogurt. Don’t be fooled! Fruit yogurt contains 19 grams of sugar. Ketchup-based salad dressings. Two tablespoons...

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Reasons to Convince You to Lower Your Sugar Consumption

The addictive substance that is sugar is everywhere these days! Wherever you may be in the grocery store, you are sure to find foods loaded with unhealthy amounts of sugar. This is probably another reason why most of us are consuming way too much of it. The sad news is that sugar is bad, especially when added to foods during processing. Consuming too much of these empty calories brings about many health effects, one of which is weight gain. It raises your insulin levels, messes with your metabolism, and causes those calories to turn into belly fat. While weight loss is a good enough reason for cutting back your sugar consumption, this is just one of the many benefits. Here...

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New Dietary Guidelines Remind Us That Sugar Is Bad

The new Dietary Guidelines have several changes. One is about the dietary cholesterol limit. Instead of setting a strict limit, the new guidelines state: “Individuals should eat as little dietary cholesterol as possible […. Since] foods that are higher in dietary cholesterol, such as fatty meats and high-fat dairy products, are also higher in saturated fats.” Another change (and one that we couldn’t agree more on) is on sugar. The latest Dietary Guidelines tell us one thing: eat less sugar… Yes, lesser than what we are regularly consuming. In fact, the new guidelines recommend we limit our sugar intake to less then 10% of our daily calories, that’s about 12 teaspoons on a 2000-calorie diet. Take note that this is...

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