How To Create The Perfect About Page For Your Health Blog

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Starting a food or health blog is a great way to share your recipes and everything you know about healthy eating. We've already explained the steps to starting your very own food blog, but today we want to go a little deeper and help you craft the perfect About page for your website. Let's jump in.   What Is An About Page? An About page is one of the first pages people will look at when they land on your website. It's the page that should explain what your site is about and who you are. It's a chance for your visitors to get to know you and your site and to work out whether or not it's for them. Your About page is there to answer … [Read more...]

Is Corn Oil Paleo?

Is Corn Oil Paleo

The Quick Answer No. Corn oil is not considered paleo. Why Isn’t Corn Oil Paleo? Corn oil is not paleo for three main reasons: It is made from corn, which is not paleo. It is an oil that is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and omega-6s. It’s prone to rancidity and oxidation when it's cooked. In this way it is similar to other vegetable oils that are not paleo for the same reasons, like grape seed, soybean, and peanut oils. Because corn oil contains a high amount of omegas-6 fatty acids and not a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, it does not have the ratio that we look for on the paleo diet when … [Read more...]

Is Soybean Oil Paleo?

Is Soybean Oil Paleo

The Quick Answer No. Soybean oil is not paleo. Why Isn’t Soybean Oil Paleo? Soybean oil is not paleo because it is made from soybeans (obviously), which are often very highly processed, GMO, disruptive to the body in many ways, and not paleo. Soybean oil does not provide enough health benefits to outweigh its harmful properties. Soybean oil has the following break-down of fatty acids: 23% mono-unsaturated fats 58% poly-unsaturated fats 16% saturated fats As you can see, soybean oil contains a high amount of PUFAs and a somewhat high amount of MUFAs. The good news about this is that its MUFAs could potentially be good … [Read more...]

Are Vegetables Oils Paleo?

Are Vegetable Oils Paleo

The Quick Answer No. Vegetable oils aren’t paleo (although it does depend on which exact oil you’re talking about). The majority of vegetable oils are not considered paleo, while a select few are. Why Aren’t Vegetable Oils Paleo? When we think of vegetable oils, we are usually referring to one of the types below: Canola (rapeseed) oil Corn oil Soybean oil Rice bran oil Sunflower oil Safflower oil Peanut oil Cottonseed oil These vegetable oils are not paleo for a few reasons. They don’t have an ideal ratio of fatty acids. In other words, they don't have enough omega-3s to compete with their abundance of omegas-6s. … [Read more...]

Why Microwaves Aren’t Paleo (And Why They’re Dangerous)

Why Microwaves Aren't Paleo

So, you want to know whether or not microwaves are paleo? The Quick Answer As you have probably guessed, microwaves are not paleo. Why Aren’t Microwaves Paleo? The answer seems obvious. I mean, beans and quinoa are off the table, so microwaving can’t possibly be acceptable, right? Well, think again, because the convenience and new technology of microwaves aren't the primary reasons for their classification as "non-paleo." The paleo diet does not shun things simply because they are new. It is obvious that microwaves are a relatively new piece of cooking technology and not something that Paleolithic people could have used, however, … [Read more...]

Super Spinach Salad

Summer Spinach Salad

This easy-to-make spinach salad is bursting with flavors and antioxidants. Its earthy flavor and texture will have you feeling strong and healthy! Throw it together at the last minute for a simple dinner side or bring it to a neighborhood potluck. … [Read more...]

The Best Paleo Apps Of 2014

The Best Paleo Apps Of 2014

While some paleoers are taking the caveman approach to life even more seriously, by living as well as eating paleo, the rest of us quite like our modern comforts, particularly when they help us to keep our bodies healthy and feeling good. And, man, can technology be a lifesaver (sometimes quite literally) when it comes to eating paleo. As more and more of us have ditched the dairy and opted to fill up on juicy slabs of steak and piles of veggies instead, entrepreneurs and app designers alike have cottoned onto our needs and have come up with handy solutions to our caveman troubles. Here at Ultimate Paleo Guide, we like to make sure … [Read more...]

Canadian Bacon And Apple Breakfast

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  This is a quick and healthy breakfast that uses Canadian bacon, which is lean, maple-cured, delicious, and versatile. Even though they refer to this as “bacon,” it’s actually more like a small, round slice of ham. It is delicious on its own, chopped up in a salad or with scrambled eggs, or as an appetizer, wrapped around vegetables. For this breakfast recipe, we combine hot slices of Canadian bacon with crisp, crunchy, cinnamon-dusted apple slices. Mm! … [Read more...]

Breaded Chicken Strips With Dijon Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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This recipe is for the new ultimate fast food favorite for kids and adults alike! These breaded, seasoned chicken strips will keep you full and satisfied until the next time you eat. They are paired perfectly with the Dijon Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. You could also try dipping them in your own favorite sauce for an extra kick of excellence! Useful Links Paleo Mayonnaise … [Read more...]