Originating from the Paleolithic period (2.5 million years ago) the paleo diet practices simple, clean eating free of additives, preservatives, and chemicals. Think fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts and lean meat… anything that our prehistoric kin could have hunted or gathered.
The paleo diet health benefits include increased energy and satiety (feeling full) due to the higher intake of protein and fats; antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits with increased consumption of fruit and vegetables; and weight loss due to the elimination of processed foods.
Pocket Paleo is a complete guide to the philosophy behind the paleo diet and is aimed to help you make better food choices that can be implanted for the long term.
Pocket Paleo outlines what foods you can eat, what is off limits and some clever food substitutes. Mealtimes are sorted with over 50 recipes for breakfast, snacks, savoury and sweet dishes, all with the paleo tick of approval.
Following a paleo diet is easy with the help of Pocket Paleo, the pocket guide you can take with you when shopping and eating out.
Catherine Proctor is a writer and editor specialising in health books, and runs her own cookery school. She is also the author of High Flavour, Low Fat, How Much Carb? How Much Protein? and Children’s Birthday Parties.