Is the consumption of only nuts and berries, eggs, poultry, meat, and shellfish and no dairy, legumes or grains, really a healthy approach to our daily dietary intake?
Surely by now, you’ve heard of The Paleo Diet. Created in 2010 by Loren Cordain, PhD, the diet advocates that weight control is merely a function of eating as our ancestors would have back in the Paleolithic era (2.6 million years ago up to about 10,000 years ago). This includes meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and oils. Dairy products, grains, legumes, sugar and processed foods are off the menu because they weren’t around back then. Cordain argues that more than 70% of what we currently eat comes from foods that our bodies were not designed to handle (e.g., dairy). As a result, excessive consumption of these relatively “new” foods is making us sick and obese.
While controversial, there may actually be many benefits to eating a Paleo diet in that it at least encourages consuming better quality foods in general. In theory, the logic is sound. Our culture has pretty much derailed sustainable agriculture and replaced it with fake, processed foods. Everything is laced with sugar. It’s almost impossible to find foods free from additives and chemicals and when available, they are expensive so grains, breads and pastries have replaced vegetables and high quality meat as the centerpiece of our meals. Ultimately to be healthier, the Paleo goal is to eliminate refined sugars, processed foods, additives, gluten and – in some cases – dairy.
Whether you are on the Paleo Path or not, if getting the majority of your protein from several daily servings of meat and dairy in general isn’t something you are keen on, you are in luck. Designs for Health has created PurePaleo.
PurePaleo is a dairy-free protein powder, yielding a hefty 21 grams of protein per serving. It features HydroBEEF™, a highly concentrated, pure beef protein which is produced through an exclusive hydrolysis and ultra-filtration process that enables the protein to be hydrolyzed or ‘split’ into a high concentration of functional peptides. Delivering protein in the form of peptides allows for easier absorption and assimilation. The highlight – it is over 97 percent pure protein from beef.
And no worries about what source the beef comes from. The proprietary process begins with cows raised in Sweden, without hormones and free of any GMO grains, grasses and hay.
But what does a BEEF protein powder taste like? Surprisingly, a shake made using PurePaleo is light, satisfying and great tasting in both chocolate and vanilla flavors. It also has no artificial sweeteners, soy or rice.
PurePaleo is great for those who want all the muscle, cartilage and ligament benefits of eating beef – without consuming meat.
At the Health Choice Compounding Pharmacy, we carry both chocolate and vanilla flavored PurePaleo Protein Powder. Stop by and sample some at our juice and smoothie bar. You will be amazed at how great it tastes!