My kids love this Paleo snack. I love that they are loving this awesome healthy food.
*We use Native Forest brand organic canned coconut milk. It's BPA-free.
The other week a salesman was trying to sell me meat out of the back of his van. When I told him we only eat grass-fed beef because we are Paleo it started the discussion I am now quite fond of, if just for the entertaining way people's eyes bulge out.
"What's Paleo?" he asked.
"Well, we eat like a Paleolithic cave man. No grains or sugar or processed food. No dairy. No beans."
"What? No grains? No bread? How do you live without bread?"
When I hear people have Type 2 Diabetes I want to say "go Paleo!" and then they ask me how it helps and I get all excited telling them how your insulin levels are all nice and balanced because it's a sugar-free diet but that's not a good enough answer, I know, because I don't really understand the numbers.
When you have diabetes you need numbers.
So here I found a comparison between the Paleo diet and the Mediterranean diet for Type 2 diabetes. The result? The people eating Paleo saw reversed signs and symptoms of insulin resistant, Type 2 diabetes.
The Mediterranean diet (where you eat grains and dairy) showed little if any improvements, even though this diet is generally recommended by the government.
Here is the scientific info.
I recently went to a wedding. Buffet. Cake. Food everywhere. It was a joyous occasion and I loved being there. In the past I would have used a wedding as an excuse to eat. "Of course I'll have cake!" (and everything else, too, whether I was full or not).
But this time I celebrated the bride and groom with a smile, a bottle of water and a small cooler filled with Paleo snacks. (Bacon and dates, anyone?) I was happy as a clam and I felt great, too.
I looked at the cake a lot. It was a beautiful two-tiered, square affair with light blue frosting flowers. I really thought it was gorgeous. But I didn't want to eat it.
Or did I?
I like the easy Paleo stuff.