What is cacao? Cacao is known as the food (or drink) of the Gods! It has been traced back to the Maya people who were thought to be the first to cultivate the cacao plant around 400AD. The plant that is recognised today is actually a result of cross selection that started over 35,000 years
Today’s guest post is from my dear friend Claire Yates. She is a nutritional medicine practitioner, holding a Bachelor of Health Science, who is passionate about whole foods nutrition, health and having fun! She is the author of Optimal Health The Paleo Way and my co-author on the Rejuvenate eBook. Over to Claire.
It’s not a secret that I eat white rice. Not a lot. Not very often. But I do. In the paleo circles this is often met with a few raised eyebrows and a healthy debate. Is white rice ok to eat in small amounts? Why? And in what context? These are the questions I will try
Oats are generally thought to be pretty healthy and nutritious and are marketed to the mainstream as a healthy food. However, like other grains and pseudograins, oats contain antinutrients – like phytic acid, lectins and avenin – which we try to avoid on the paleo diet. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of