The paleo diet has many advantages including being naturally gluten-free and offering a low-carb option for people trying to drop weight. If you are on the paleo diet, you may be wondering how to give the eating plan a bigger boost to help jump start your workout or your weight loss. One of the ways you can do this is with superfoods. Here are a few of the superfoods that are considered paleo-friendly.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Fermented cod liver oil is a superfood that is usually found in a capsule form. You can get the benefits of eating fish, but you can get an added boost from these capsules. Cod liver oil contains vitamins A, D, EPA, and DHA. This specific superfood is ideal for pregnant women as well. A key point to remember with this superfood is to buy the capsules in a dark bottle as the light will break down the oil and reduce the effectiveness. I personally choose to get my vitamins and nutrients from eating fish but for those who do not like fish, this is a good option.
When you think of the potential that broth can bring to your diet, you may think that any broth will do. Well, that can be true for other plans like strict low-carb diets. However, if you are on a paleo diet you will want to stick to a bone broth to get the full benefits for both your paleo diet plan and for the superfood benefits. Bone broth gives you a burst of gelatin and collagen. It helps with gut issues that you may have during a new eating plan change. It will also help with hair and nail growth. Most people on the paleo diet will drink the bone broth as a replacement for a hot beverage, especially during the winter. Bone broth is super easy to make, simply put your bone of choice in the crockpot, cover with water and cook slowly for 12 to 72 hours.
Coconut oil is a staple in many diets lately, but it is the easiest to find and use on your paleo plan. Many traditional oils and cooking options are either hard to find, like duck fat or are not paleo-friendly. Coconut oil is easy to use as not only a cooking spray but also as a fat in baking and in fried options of paleo foods. The oil offers the ability to help your body get rid of yeasts that can be harmful to your system as well as fungus and some bacteria.
When you think of superfoods, you usually think of vegetables or fruits of some kind. You likely don’t venture into the world of meats and fish. One meat that is full of superfoods is organ meat. This can be any organ meat. Of course, the different animal organs will offer different benefits but there are some benefits that are shared regardless of the animal-like folic acid, vitamins A and B, and iron. Organ meats are full of vitamins and nutrients. Some examples of these meats that are paleo-friendly are liver, kidneys, and sweetbreads.
The reason these paleo-friendly superfoods should be considered above others is because of their budget-friendly nature and the ability to find them anywhere. They are easy to incorporate into your weekly meal plans and easy to prep.
I hope you enjoyed this quick summary of superfoods that are good for the paleo diet.