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Benefits of Sardines

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in 5 minute lunch, Against the Grain, Grocery Shopping, links, Paleo Health, seafood, The Paleolithic Diet | 0 comments

The next time you’re passing through the canned fish aisle, look a shelf above the cans of salmon, and consider the sardines as well. They’re convenient as a quick snack to throw into your purse or car, and for roughly the same amount of calories as a Larabar or another energy bar, they provide a lot more nutrition. You don’t have to be part of Napoleon’s army to appreciate such an affordable and convenient source of energy and nutrition!

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Benefits of Sardines: Vitamins

One can (3.75 ounces, or 92 grams) of sardines will net you over 100% of your daily B12, 63% of your Vitamin D, 24% of your B3, and 12% of your B2, as well as slightly smaller amounts of every other vitamin except for C. And that’s less than 200 calories, so if you’re eating sardines on top of your salad at lunch, you’d need at least 2 of those cans to make a proper meal.

The Vitamin D content is especially notable, because so few foods contain it. Most of us get plenty of Vitamin D from sunlight – or at least we did, until we started spending all day inside. Our modern indoor lifestyles put us at a greatly increased risk for Vitamin D deficiency, so it’s smart to take a cue from people who have already figured out how to get enough D without the sun. In northern countries where sunlight is scarce and winter can bring 24-hour darkness, residents know the value of oily fish like sardines, and eat them frequently to stave off deficiency. Sun-deprived office workers of every climate would do well to take a hint from the Swedes and the Finns, and add some sardines to their weekly menu rotation.

read the full article @ Paleodietlifestyle

News in PALEO

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in News, paleo dinner, paleo past, paleo recipes, seafood, The Paleolithic Diet | 0 comments

The Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center staff members are offering an educational program on Paleo diets every Friday night during July at local State Parks. The program will consider the origins and history of the diet, including reintroduction into modern day.Screen shot 2013-07-17 at 6.14.15 AM

 

Kristen Mitteness, a chiropractor at Corydon Chiropractic Centre, is another paleo believer. She said how you fuel your body plays into how your cells function. The Paleo Diet is alive in Winnipeg.

Paleo Non Paleo has posted an article pointing out 5 things that might be hindering your paleo diet that you weren’t really aware of. See if you are doing any of these five paleo diet sabatogers <—– not sure if thats a real word

Paleo For Beginners ” has a nice and simple straightforward diet plan. Easy steps for the rookie paleo dieter. Paleo for Beginners come complete with lists of foods you can and cannot eat, full recipes, and helpful tips so you can feel healthy and lose weight.

One of my favorite sites Outside / www.outsideonline.com has a good write up on The Truth About Paleo. From Loren Cordain’s to The Primal Connection, by Mark Sisson the article touches base on a number of truths about paleo.

…And because I LOVE Crab Cakes here is a recipe that the examiner.com posted for Paleo Crab Cakes and Paleo Tarter Sauce

Positives about the Paleolithic Diet

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in getting started, Paleo Health, The Paleolithic Diet | 0 comments

Three positives about the Paleolithic Diet that you maybe didn’t know.

The diet is lower in calories, but nutrient-dense: On the paleolithic diet, you’ll consume vegetables, fruit, spices, tubers, fish, seafood, and free-range meat. This provides a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and high-quality fat. If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s especially important to eat foods with a lot of fiber and the right proteins to help you feel full.

It promotes the consumption of natural and unprocessed food. Our remote ancestors enjoyed a diet of lean protein that was high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial phytochemicals. The typical Paleolithic diet compared with the average modern diet contained 2 to 3 times more fiber, 1.5 to 2.0 times more polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, 4 times more Omega-3 fats, and 60% to 70% less saturated fat. Protein intake was 2 to 3 times higher, and potassium intake was 3 to 4 times higher. Sodium intake was 4 to 5 times lower. The Paleolithic diet contained no refined grains and sugars (except for seasonally available honey). This means that people who adopt the Paleolithic diet have less chance of developing lifelong cardiovascular and obesity-related diseases.

Increased amount of fiber – To ensure good health, you need about 20-25 grams of fiber daily for women and 30-38 grams for men and whole grains isn’t the place to find them. Non-starchy vegetables such as carrots, celery, eggplants, etc contains about 9 times more fiber than whole grains and 32 times more than refined grains. Even fruits contain twice as much fiber as whole grains and seven times more than refined grains.

 

Top Ten Supermoon Photos

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Environment, News, outdoor exercise | 0 comments

“The full moon has been linked to crime, suicide, mental illness, disasters, accidents,  birthrates, fertility, and werewolves, among other things. Some people even eat certain foods according to phases of the moon, a method probably as successful as many others. There has been many studies about the moon and the human body and our health. Though I haven’t read anything that has shown myself proof to believe it, I never rule anything out. With that said there sure are some cool photos around the web this morning of the supermoon. Here are my Top Ten Internet Photos of the Supermoon.

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What is Foraging?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Against the Grain, eating out, getting started, Grocery Shopping, Paleo Health, paleo past, Produce, Video | 0 comments

I on purpose asked a question in today’s blog post. Because to be honest the idea of foraging for weeds in the wild hasn’t been common place termanology used around my area at least. So I ask you, do you know what Foraging is? The video below is an interview with Tama Matsuoka talking about the dietary benefits of forged food.

Imagine never having to pay a grocery bill for vegetables ever again. That’s precisely what pro-forager and author of “Foraged Flavor” Tama Mastsuoka has accomplished.

Tama Matsuoka : The dietary benefits of foraged food

 

Tama Matsuoka’s top 5 plants to forage this summer:

1. Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
 
2. Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)
 
3. Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

What headphones do you use for your jog?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in outdoor exercise | 0 comments

This morning i was on yahoo.com and noticed a article called ” The best sports headphones for your workout ” I caught my attention because just the other day one of my ear-bud headphones broke while I was jogging. On top of that the article made me realize that for as much as I like to jog a really have never invested in a nice quality set of headphones. So I wanted to see what your thoughts were on some of there choices and if you have a favorite set of headphones you use, please share with us in the comment space below.

Here is a list of the headphones they talk about in there article:

Sennheiser Adidas CX685 Sports

X-1 Surge Sportswrap Waterproof

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged

Denon Exercise Freak

JLab GO 4GB

Bose SIE2i

Yurbuds Inspire Duro

Polk Audio UltraFit 3000

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The Ultrafit 3000 is Polk Audio’s all-in-one sports machine. Built to stay put during the most vigorous of exercises, the full-spectrum speakers are constructed with adjustable ear clips to eliminate any slippage. The cords—with their Kevlar core and cloth exterior—are tough and don’t get tangled like plastic does. The three-button, in-line control is simple to use, and seven different eartips ensure a custom fit. Completely sweat- and moisture-resistant, the Ultrafit 3000s are happy with a rinse when your workout is done.

( this was my favorite set )

You can read there full review here

Paleo Pets are healthier . What does your pet eat?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Grocery Shopping, Paleo Health, Paleo Pets | 0 comments

Paleo Pets are healthier . What does your pet eat?

At Hound & Gatos we believe that all cats and dogs are family. Accordingly, we want them to be with us forever. What better way to enhance their health than to feed an ancestrally appropriate carnivore diet, like Hound & Gatos. To take it one step further, we’ve made it our mission to try to create cat and dog formulas that can ultimately improve our beloved pet’s vitality and longevity.

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SUGAR is a growing addiction

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Bad Sugars, weight loss | 0 comments

Our growing addiction to sweeteners threatens more then just our teeth !!! (more…)