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Plant Paleo

Articles related to The Plant Paleo Diet.

Oil-free Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

November 12, 2015 | | 5 Comments

This is a delicious oil-free Caesar salad dressing recipe made from scratch with whole foods . I eat it at least a few times a week, tossed into a super-sized dinner salad.

If you’re trying to reduce processed foods in your life, you may want to eliminate oils. Eliminating processed oils doesn’t mean you have to totally avoid fat, though. The idea is to eat whole foods, and the fat is in the food.

Getting your fat from whole foods has a number of advantages over oil: Read More

Plant Paleo Part 2: Grains, Legumes, Fiber, and Antinutrients

June 3, 2015 | | 57 Comments

In Part 1 of this series, I suggested that:

(1) a single set of Paleolithic-inspired dietary rules is not only futile, but entirely misses the point of the actual Paleolithic example, which shows us vast diet diversity amongst human groups; and that (2) the Paleo paradigm includes a wide array of whole-food diets consisting of various macronutrient ratios and plant-to-animal ratios.

This article will show that a dietary approach with plenty of whole fiber-containing foods, including grains and legumes, is consistent with both the evolutionary clues and the scientific evidence. Read More

Plant Paleo Part 1: The Gatherer-Hunter Diet

March 18, 2015 | | 66 Comments

In order for the Paleo approach to make any sense at all, it can’t be a diet. Not just one diet.

A fundamental feature of human diets during the Paleolithic era was that there were several of them. The eating patterns of humans were spread across Africa and eventually most of the globe. Dietary variances hinged on the unique characteristics of local ecosystems, the dance between organisms and environments—innumerable variables all at play and changing over millennia. Read More