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What Are The Best Foods To Include In Your Paleo Diet Plan?

Just like any other diet plan, Paleo diet might appear to be bland and almost-impossible-to-follow on the surface, precisely because of the fact that it needs you to abide by many restrictions.
But there is a basic mantra to add zing to the Paleo diet. These include:
  • Keeping a comprehensive ‘Foods to eat’ list handy while planning meals
  • Keeping some cooking tips  handy and employing them to churn out exotic dishes.
  • Experimenting with the ingredients.
Before you get to the last two in the list, you need to figure out the first! So here’s helping you identify the foods to eat while you are on the Paleo diet!


You can have almost all types of meats while following the Paleo diet, but stay away from processed meat and meats that are high in fat. When you are buying meats, check for the added ingredients- the meat should be devoid of artificial flavors and seasonings.  You can consider having:
  1. Poultry
  2. Chicken Breast
  3. Chicken Thigh
  4. Chicken Leg
  5. Chicken Wings
  6. Turkey (lean cuts)
  7. Pork (lean cuts)
  8. Pork Tenderloin
  9. Pork Chops
  10. Steak
  11. Veal
  12. Bacon
  13. Ground Beef
  14. Grass Fed Beef
  15. Beef Jerky
  16. Lamb rack
  17. Clams
  18. Venison Steaks
  19. New York Steak
  20. Buffalo
  21. Bison
  22. Bison Steaks
  23. Bison Jerky
  24. Bison Ribeye
  25. Bison Sirloin
  26. Lamb Chops
  27. Rabbit
  28. Goat
  29. Elk
  30. Emu
  31. Goose
  32. Kangaroo
  33. Wild Boar
  34. Reindeer
  35. Turtle
  36. Ostrich
  37. Pheasant
  38. Quail
  39. Chuck Steak


The fatty acid content of fish has many far reaching health benefits. It helps in lessening the risk of developing cardio vascular diseases. Also, the polyunsaturated fatty acids found in many fish might prevent damage to brain cells .If you are on Paleo diet, you can have fish like:
  1. Bass
  2. Salmon
  3. Tuna
  4. Sardines
  5. Halibut
  6. Mackerel
  7. Tilapia
  8. Trout
  9. Red Snapper
  10. Shark
  11. Sunfish
  12. Swordfish
  13. Walleye


Having eggs (poultry, duck or goose) is allowed on Paleo diet.

Fruits and Veggies    

Fruits and veggies are rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, essential vitamins and minerals which are likely to reduce the chance of developing a number of degenerative diseases like neurological decline, diabetes and cancer. However, when you are on the Paleo diet, avoid having vegetables and fruits high on starch  (potatoes and squashes, for example). You can have:
  1. Asparagus
  2. Avocado
  3. Artichoke hearts
  4. Carrots
  5. Spinach
  6. Celery
  7. Broccoli
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Cabbage
  10. Zucchini
  11. Peppers (All Kinds)
  12. Parsley
  13. Eggplant
  14. Green Onions


Try to include the sources of “good” fats in your diet. Consider having:
  1. Coconut oil/milk
  2. Olive oil
  3. Macadamia oil
  4. Walnut oil
  5. Avocado oil
  6. Hazelnut oil


Paleo diet does not allow you to have any sort of aerated beverages or alcohol, but you get to choose from an array of drink options. You can choose from:
  1. Herbal teas (like chamomile, peppermint, nettle, or ginger)
  2. Coconut water
  3. Juice squeezed from fresh fruits and vegetables (unsweetened, preferably prepared from organic produce)


To make your recipes tastier, you can incorporate flavorings such as:
  1. Natural herbs
  2. Vinegar
  3. Unsweetened applesauce
Though Paleo diet primarily requires you to have lots of meat and fish, experts have also come up with special Paleo diet Plans for vegetarians . Also, the diet plan, when coupled with some specific work outs , can give you better results.

Once you start the diet, continue it for at least 30 days to experience the changes that Paleo diet promises to bring about.