The Paleo diet or ‘caveman diet’ is based on foods that were thought to have been eaten by our ancestors that lived during the Paleolithic era which ended approximately 10,000 years ago. This Paleolithic era represents a significant amount of time, lasting for around 2.5 million years.
Proponents of this diet advocate eating as our ancestors most likely did. This would have included lean meats, nuts, and berries. Foods introduced since the advent of farming are thought to be difficult to digest and metabolize as the human body has not adjusted genetically to the introduction of these foods.
Whether or not one agrees with the proponents of a low carb Paleo diet, studies show that eating lean protein supports strong muscles and strong bones while aiding the immune system. Vegetables, especially green vegetables, and many fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, providing immune boosting nutrients with low calorie and carb counts.
Healthy fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, fish oil, and grass-fed meats can be added to a low-carb paleo diet as sources of monounsaturated and Omega-3 fats.
For proponents of the paleo diet you can find great, low carb sauces, relishes and marinades for lean meat and vegetable dishes, including low carb raspberry preserves and peanut butter powder as well as some great low carb salad dressings. For lean meats, brush on a low carb chili ginger sauce and marinade that is gluten free and only one net carb per teaspoon.
For a delicious flavorful dish take your favorite vegetable stir fry recipe and substitute our chili ginger sauce and marinade by brushing on the vegetables directly before putting them in the pan. The result is a flavorful dish of heathy food low in carbs.
A brilliant addition to a grass-fed, lean steak is a low carb steak sauce that tastes a lot like Heinz 57 without the carbs. Of course it’s gluten free and like all LC Foods low carb products, there is not sugar added and no preservatives.
For gravy and sauce lovers, get ready to enjoy a wonderful low carb thick and saucy mix that complements any dish on the paleo list of foods. This low carb thickener is gluten free and has ZERO net carbs and can be used in place of regular flour.
All LC Foods low carb products are without added sugar making them viable for diabetic diets also.