12 Signs You May Be Deficient in Zinc

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The Paleo Network – Zinc is a crucial mineral that is found in every cell in the body. It’s involved with growth, cell division, the immune system, bones and teeth, skin, the brain, the nervous system not to mention hormones – and yet over a third of people appear to be deficient in the Western world! 12 signs you […]… Read more

Recipe: South Indian Pepper Chicken

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The Paleo Network – Although a lot of South Indian recipes are vegetarian, there are a few gems that will really satisfy your carnivore cravings. In this Pepper Chicken recipe, Black Pepper is used as an ingredient, not a seasoning, so don’t hold back on the amount you use! Pepper Chicken Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts, diced 1 red pepper, […]… Read more

Gout & The Paleo Diet

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The Paleo Network – A common form of arthritis, Gout is a condition which can cause a lot of pain to sufferers and can have a highly negative effect on a person’s standard of life. It can be apparent in any joints of the body but is most widely found in the toe, knee and ankle. The signs of […]… Read more

Recipes: Mexican Turkey Burgers with Coriander Guacamole

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The Paleo Network – For me, free range turkey is one of the most underrated meats. It’s often overlooked in favour of chicken, when in truth it’s a lot more versatile, whilst still being lean and high in protein. Lean turkey mince is brilliant to use in chillies, but it also binds really well to make delicious turkey burgers. […]… Read more

Recipe: Guacamole Dip

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The Paleo Network – Guacamole is another one of those things that is definitely worth making instead of buying. That way, you can be sure what’s in it – and know that it won’t contain any nasties! This is how I make mine. Guacamole Ingredients: 4 chillies, finely sliced Small bunch coriander (cilantro), finely chopped 3 tomatoes, finely diced […]… Read more

CLA & The Paleo Diet

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The Paleo Network – Concluding my focus on common deficiencies, this week turns to CLA. CLA stands for Conjugated Linoleic Acid and is the good trans-fat that occurs naturally in dairy and meat products – especially when animals have been grass-fed, another plus for the Paleo diet. In the stomach of animals such as the goat, sheep or cows […]… Read more

Do You Get Enough Iron In Your Diet?

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The Paleo Network – Have you had your iron levels checked? Women especially need to be careful to ensure their diet contains sufficient levels, as deficiency can be dangerous. What Does Iron Do? As part of hemoglobin, iron plays an important role in the transport of oxygen around the body from the lungs to the other organs. It is […]… Read more

Paleo Lunch Box Recipe – Smoked Mackerel with Fresh Beet Slaw

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The Paleo Network – I just love making my own ‘slaw’ – they are quick to make, super versatile and brilliant to keep in the fridge. You can mix them up with all sorts of ingredients, and they are perfect to chuck in the lunchbox for a healthy pick me up. This slaw is made with raw beets, and […]… Read more

Is Quinoa Paleo?

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The Paleo Network – So we know that grains aren’t Paleo, but what about the pseudo grains such as quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) chia seeds and buckwheat? Are they considered acceptable for a paleo diet? The answer is no, and here’s the reason why… Pseudo grains are actually seeds, not grains, but are loaded with anti nutrients and carb heavy. […]… Read more

Recipe: Carrot, Blood Orange and Ginger Soup

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The Paleo Network – Literally bursting with beta carotene and vitamin c, the ginger in this soup packs a real zing while the turmeric and coriander provide delicate and warming undertones. Enjoy it as an appetiser with friends, and make plenty extra to have for lunch the next day! Delicious topped with toasted, flaked almonds. I’m sure this will […]… Read more