Paleo Cookbook For Dummies
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Paleo cooking is about using well-balanced, high-quality, real foods. Cooking with quality Paleo foods (within any budget) decreases toxins and increases nutrition. This table shows you the highest-quality Paleo standard of food you can purchase. Every step up in quality adds more nutrition and makes your body healthier.

Food Best Practice Gold Standard Great Good
Beef/Lamb Local, pasture-raised, 100% grass-fed and finished Pasture-raised, grass-fed Organic Mainstream conventional, lean cuts with the visible fat trimmed
Pork Local, pasture-raised Organic, free-range N/A N/A
Poultry Local, pasture-raised Organic free-range Organic, cage-free Mainstream conventional
Seafood Fresh, wild-caught Wild-caught Non-grain-fed N/A
Produce Local, organic, seasonal Local, organic Organic Conventional
Fats and oils Organic, first cold pressed Paleo approved Organic, cold pressed Conventional N/A

Even if you must purchase from the okay list, rest assured that just by eating other Paleo-approved foods (cutting out grains and sugars) you are still going a long way to looking and feeling your best.

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Dr. Kellyann Petrucci is the coauthor of the health and lifestyle books Living Paleo For Dummies and Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies. She also created the successful kids' health and wellness program Superkids Wellness and the Paleo door-to-door home delivery food service Living Paleo Foods.

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