About Paleo – Primal Gastronomy

Paleo dispels the myth that take-away and fast food is unhealthy. We make Stone Age food based on the theory that our digestive system has not changed,  although food production has become industrialised.

This means no more processed carbohydrates, such as corn. It also means no more sugar and unnecessary processing. On the other hand, what it does mean is the good, fresh raw materials that are the building blocks of our culinary art: meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit and nuts.

We call it Primal Gastronomy.

 

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By Emil Steen Steensen, founder of the Paleo Danmark group on Facebook.

Traditionel Paleo – Paleo 1.0

Loren Cordain, the American scientist and nutrition expert, can unreservedly be called one of the ‘inventors’ of the Paleo diet we know today. Although he didn’t invent the Paleo lifestyle, his scientific work has certainly mapped out what our forefathers ate. The intention of Paleo is to imitate the paleolithic diet as far as possible and not to eat neolithic foods such as milk and dairy products.

Eat often

  • Lean meat, offal and game
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Eggs
  • All vegetables
  • All fruit
  • Nuts and seeds

 

Eat in moderation

  • Acceptable oils: olive, avocado, linseed etc
  • Tea, coffee, wine, beer – a few units a week
  • Dried fruit and nuts mixed with dried fresh fruit

 

Avoid these

  • Milk and dairy products
  • Corn and corn sorts
  • Pulses and legumes
  • Starch-rich vegetables, e.g. potatoes, etc..
  • Processed foods with a high salt content
  • Fatty meat
  • All mineral water etc.
  • Sweets, cakes, crisps and sugar in general

NB: Loren Cordain has revised some of his opinions in his latest book “The Paleo Answer” and on his website, where he is less extreme in his attitude to saturated fat and actually recommends it (he has written seven articles unsaturated fat). Sweet potatoes and yams are good for chive lifestyles. And he no longer allows rape seed oil

 

Modern Paleo – Paleo 2.0

What applies to the traditional Loren Cordain approach also applies to Modern Paleo. In Modern Paleo, science takes precedence over the eat-how-our-forefathers-ate and nothing else approach. Fatty milk products are allowed for those who are not lactose intolerant, because milk products are a good source of fat and thus fit into our metabolism, even though it is a ‘modern’ foodstuff. We can thus imitate our forefathers’ diet as closely as possible, while eating certain modern foods as these fit into our historic metabolism and eating habits.

 

Eat often

  • All meat, offal and game, including fatty meat
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Eggs
  • All
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Herbs and spices

 

Eat in moderation

  • Acceptable oils: avocado, olive and macadamia.
  • Tea, coffee and red wine – a few units a week
  • All fruit. In the following priority according to fructose content: common fruits, “exotic” fruits
  • Dried fruit
  • Dark chocolate >70 %
  • Starch-rich vegetables
  • Fatty milk products such as butter, ghee, hard cheese and cream (38% and over) – NB! Not milk, cream cheese, curd, mozzarella, etc.

 

Avoid these

  • Corn and corn sorts
  • Pulses and legumes
  • Oils such as corn oil, soja oil and rape seed oil.
  • Sugar
  • Processed food with a high salt content
  • All mineral water, sweets, cakes, crisps etc.