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Is It Paleo?

The Paleo Diet® comes down to a simple idea—eat lots of fruits, vegetables, fish, lean meats, and nuts and eggs sparingly. However, it becomes a little more complicated when you start getting into particular foods that don't fit nicely into a category, or that you really like. Let us walk you through which foods you should and shouldn't eat.

Beans and Legumes: Are they Paleo?

Beans and legumes have been promoted by the USDA as nutritional equivalents to animal proteins. This, however, is misguided. Beans and legumes contain many antinutrients that can cause many health problems.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Is Wine Paleo?

As wine making progressed from the Neolithic times to the present, procedures were implemented to improve taste, but sulfites are a questionable addition.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Are Potatoes Paleo?

Dr. Loren Cordain discusses why potatoes aren't Paleo and their adverse effects upon your health

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Is Bacon Paleo?

Over the past few years, craze over bacon has surged in the Paleo community, but is it Paleo or isn’t it?

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Sea Salt: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Do contemporary Paleo Diets include sea salt and are there stark differences in its nutrition profile when compared to table salt?

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Fiery Hot Sauces: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Hot sauces get their heat from capsaicin in peppers native to Mexico. They're an evolutionary new addition to our diet, but are they Paleo and healthy?

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Capers, a Paleo Condiment?

Capers are one of the most concentrated source of food antioxidants and polyphenolics, however, consumers almost always eat capers pickled. Now soaked in salt and vinegar, capers can be very unhealthy.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Processed, Cured and Smoked Meats: Definitely Not Paleo!

Learn if processed, cured & smoked meats are paleo. Read The Paleo Diet® blog to read more about the paleo diet, paleo diet recipes & meal plans.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Can Peanuts Be Part of A Paleo Diet?

Peanuts aren't actually nuts, they are a type of legume - and therefore, are not permitted on The Paleo Diet.

By Dr. Marc Bubbs
Is Juicing Paleo?

Whether we're just running late and need a quick breakfast or think it will help with weight loss, we've all reached for a juice before. But is juicing really good for?

By Nell Stephenson
Is Camel’s Milk Paleo?

Is camel's milk Paleo? Let's look at how it compares to cow's milk to see if it would cause the same health problems or if it could be beneficial.

By The Paleo Diet® Team
Did Our Paleolithic Ancestors Eat Oats? National Geographic Asks.

The debate if our Paleolithic ancestors consumed oats continues to grow. Find out how their inability to produce fire makes this impossible.

By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
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Paleo Leadership
 
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark J. Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.