The Paleolithic (Paleo) Diet is a healthy way of eating that is similar to the diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Its foundation is a diet of meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. By eating the foods that we are genetically adapted to eat, followers of the Paleo Diet are naturally lean, have improved athletic performance, and do not suffer from many metabolic-related and autoimmune diseases. While it seems simple, the Paleo Diet is quite a shift from many of the foods that are common in our diets today. Diets that are high in grains, beans, and potatoes are not healthy for us for a variety of reasons: they are toxic when raw, they are high in carbohydrates which causes a “sugar spike” when consumed, they are poor sources of vitamins and minerals, and they contain small amounts of toxins.
The basics of the Paleo Diet:
Eat: Meat, chicken, and fish, eggs, fruit, vegetables, nuts (almonds, macadamias, walnuts, brazil nuts). Do not eat peanuts (a bean) or cashews (a family of their own)
AVOID: Grains (including bread, pasta, noodles), Beans (including string beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, peas), potatoes, dairy products, sugar.
Primal Pacs fit into the Paleo Diet and contain foods our bodies are able to process. We take pride in our product and are happy to be making a healthy food for our consumers. Your body will thank you!
Why Grass Finished?
Quality Forages: Our animals are raised on pastures which are closely and intensively managed. This results in the animals always having quality pasture to graze. We plant special grasses to match the seasons, thus allowing production of quality grasses throughout the year. Many people I speak to have had a bad experience with grass fed beef, as most producers don’t recognize the importance of quality forage.
Lower Fat: Grass finished beef is typically lower in fat than normal commercially raised grain fed animals. Studies have shown that grass finished beef contains up to 50% less saturated fat, and as much as six times less total fat than grain finished beef. This results in a healthier product for your consumption. Our beef is raised carefully to provide a natural finish rather than the “forced finish” from feedlot beef.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a fatty acid that is found to be extremely beneficial to human health and may reduce the risk of cancer, and even have benefits in fighting growth of existing cancer. Studies have shown that the level of CLA is dramatically higher (up to 5 times) in grass finished beef than in traditional beef. In addition, studies indicate that the level of CLA drops dramatically when an animal receives any sort of grain supplement. This is a major reason our animals are carefully finished naturally, with no grain supplements, to assure you receive the greatest benefit from the product.
Omega 3’s: Omega 3 is a fatty acid which is essential to for human growth and development, and has been shown to be much higher in grass finished meat than in grain finished meat. Omega 3 originates in the green leaves of growing plants, so it makes sense that grass finished beef would be higher. Similar to CLA, the Omega 3 level has been shown to drop dramatically when animals are finished in a normal, grain finished situation. Thus, once again, the health benefits of grass finished beef are clear.