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Paleo Friendly

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Elm City Market is New Haven’s best source for those on the paleo diet, with our rich selection of grass-fed meats, wild seafood, and organic produce, plus staple paleo foods such as grain-free flour and coconut sugar.

What is the Paleo Diet?

The paleo diet (aka paleolithic diet or caveman diet) aims to mimic how our prehistoric hunter-gatherer ancestors ate, eliminating grains, legumes, dairy, and processed foods and focusing on fruits, vegetables, meats and fish — wild and organic whenever possible. Proponents of the paleo diet believe it can help with weight loss and contribute to overall health because it is generally high in protein and low in carbs and sugars. There are many variations and interpretations of the diet (for example, some allow grass-fed butter while others are completely dairy-free). Many people do not follow a strict paleo diet but use it as a set of guidelines for what foods to emphasize and minimize.

Foods to Eat on the Paleo Diet

  • A wide array of fruits and vegetables (organic whenever possible)
  • Meat, poultry, and eggs (grass-fed or pastured whenever possible)
  • Fish and seafood (wild-caught whenever possible)
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, animal fats
  • Raw honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar (though added sugars should be minimized)
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