Here are 31 essentialn items you need to go in your shopping cart when you hit the grocery store. Basically, you are avoiding the middle of the store, but will swoop in like a SWAT team to get some essential things we need, such as spices. Most of the trip will take place on the perimeter of the store, picking up lots of fresh organic fruits and vegetables, then back to the meat section to acquire Paleo some commodities such as beef and chicken. The grocery store is no place for sailing. Go with a purpose and a list, and we consider it mission accomplished if only collect these basic needs.
Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon
Nitrate-free Bacon (uncured, organic if available)
Organic Free-Range Eggs
Coconut Oil (might be in the Health Food section)
Nuts and Seeds
*all spices should be organic, if available.
The Breakdown: What makes each Food
Broccoli – healthy food favorite, broccoli is loaded up with vitamins and fiber it contains is important to take the time to consume all the meat Paleo primogeniture. More than a full day’s supply of vitamin C in a one-cup serving.
Kale – You can enter the madness of Savoy in Paleo and choose from kale, kale baby, and even dinosaur kale. Everything is good for you and will help your digestive system. All the vitamin A you need in a one-cup serving.
Carrots – is not only good for the eyes, the beta-carotene in carrots help strengthen your immune system. Just one carrot supplied with all the vitamin A you need for the day.
Spinach – The phytonutrients in spinach protect you from free radicals and help the body in a number of ways. There are also fiber, protein, magnesium and potassium, while being virtually fat free. Woohoo!
Brussels sprouts – A cruciferous vegetables, Brussels sprouts will actually supply you with more vitamin C than oranges, ounce for ounce. One cup gives you all the vitamin C your body needs for the day.
Beets – The betalain in beets is a powerful antioxidant, and are virtually only found in beets, so pick some fresh beets and roast them for a delicious and nutritious vegetable. One of beets also gives you a tenth of the fiber you need each day.
Asparagus – Asparagus helps cleanse the body and has a lot of different vitamins and antioxidants to make you feel good all day. Combine it with the salmon you bought and have a full Paleo food. A 100 gram serving provides 8% of its fiber needs.
Cucumber – You will benefit moisturizer nature of cucumbers. They are mostly water, and that water gets absorbed by the body the same as if you drank a glass of water. Basically no fat cucumbers.
Celery – often thought of us a food diet, celery is a great vegetable to eat in Paleo, and one that provides antioxidant and helps control inflammation. Celery gives more than 5% of the fiber portion of 100 grams.
Tomatoes – Lycopene in tomatoes is an important antioxidant, so you want to be sure to cook to help the body absorb more of the same. A medium tomato provides you with a fifth of two essential vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Berries – Berries are something that the crowd had gathered while the hunters were doing out thing. No matter Berry go with that I get antioxidants and fiber. 100 grams of raspberries handles a quarter of the fiber required.
Oranges – Vitamin C is what we seek with oranges, and is well known to help improve your immune system if it is overloaded. Eating an orange and you will not have to worry about vitamin C for the day.
Apples – As they say, an apple a day for better health, but in Paleo providing the all important fiber and a variety of nutrients. Only one medium-sized apple gives you 17% of the fiber you’re trying to get every day.
Bananas – Monkey still eat them, so you know you’ve been eating them, back in the day. You can not go wrong with the boost of fiber and potassium provided. Eating a banana and has been responsible for 12% of both the fiber and potassium for the day.
Melon – No matter melon you choose will be getting the vitamins and minerals and fiber, plus it is naturally sweet to help curb sugar cravings. A cup of melon balled gives you all the vitamin C and vitamin A you need in a day.
Grass-fed beef – conventional cows are fed a very unconventional diet of maize and beans, things that cows just do not eat if they were released. I go grass-fed and organic, if you can find it. It may be more expensive, but the flesh is one of the two staples in Paleo, so do not want to cut corners. A serving three ounces of lean beef 90% nets you 22 grams of protein, which is about half of what you need as a daily requirement.
Chicken Organic – Organic chicken is the only way to go, although you can eat any part of the chicken, skinless chicken breast is the way to go if weight loss is your primary goal. Go with mom also produces a higher quality protein. A portion of 100 grams of chicken breast provides over half of the protein that need to consume each day.
Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon – wild caught is how our ancestors have caught them, and would have been a very special gift. You just can not top for its blend of omega 3 fatty acids, protein and other minerals. A 100 gram serving of wild salmon provides 2.6 grams of omega-3.
Shrimp – shrimp are good to have from time to time when you want something other than chicken, beef or salmon. Come five or six days they will be ready for a nice plate of shrimp. Cook until shrimp 100 grams and contains almost half of the protein you’re advised to get in a day.
Organic Free-Range Eggs – Organic means that the chicken will have eaten organic feed, and not full of antibiotics and growth hormones have been pumped. Free range means it is not kept in pens, so they are the closest thing in our modern world what a caveman could have had. One large egg contains 5% or more of the important vitamins like vitamin A, D and B12.
Coconut oil – Ignore the debate on coconut oil and just know that you are not only getting healthy fats, but a special type of saturated fat that really works for you. A tablespoon of coconut oil gives you more than half the saturated fat that is assigned every day, but not all saturated fat is created equal. Not the same saturated fat is in a Big Mac.
Organic Ghee – It begins with organic butter comes from cows raised organically, and then take it a step further by separating the impurities from it. Ghee is made up of approximately one third of monounsaturated fat, a healthy fat.
Olive Oil – This will likely become their oil output if it is not already. It’s loaded with fat and unhealthy factors in many recipes. Olive oil is mostly monounsaturated fat (71%), with some polyunsaturated fat (10%) and saturated fat (14%) as well.
Raw almonds – Go premium instead of toasted for preventing the oil will be used in the conventional roasting process and the questionable salt. A half cup of almonds contains more than 400 calories. Good thing you do not count calories in Paleo!
Raw Cashews – Cashews pack plenty of healthy fat, and are very satisfactory, so you can use them as between meal snack if you get hungry. A one-ounce serving contains 12 grams of fat, which scared many people away from them, but upon closer inspection the majority (58%) is the monounsaturated fat.
Ground Flaxseed – This is a major truck when you are starting in Paleo because you want to make sure you get your omega-3, and this is a rich source that is easily incorporated into any dish. A tablespoon gives 7% of daily fiber required.
Cumin – Cumin is a tasty spice that can help improve the taste of a dish, and doing very well in chicken and beef. Not only that, but it has far-reaching health benefits and deserves a place in the spice rack.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is a very healthy spice, and can be used in both sweet and salty foods as a flavor enhancer. You’re actually getting 16% of the fiber you need a tablespoon of cinnamon, so I do not use it sparingly.
Basil – Fresh basil is nice, but dried basil spice sections last longer and is so easy to put in soups, stir frys, or your meal completed. Basil acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body.
Garlic powder – You can use garlic, garlic powder, but it is much easier and can be sprinkled on everything from meats to vegetables taste better. Garlic may also help lower blood pressure, which is key to a healthy heart and a long life.
Turmeric – This is not just a tasty seasoning, is also very healthy for you, providing anti-inflammatory benefits and may even help prevent cancer.