Paleo Food List

Paleo food guide


Not Allowed

Alcohol If you’re going to drink, do it with distilled liquors like vodka, brandy, rum, tequila, or whisky, or with a dry white wine. No mixers but ice and water!
Check Essences and Extract labels
Dairy This differs depending on where you look. For most Dairy is an absolute NO. Some add organic, free range and omit the fat free or low fat versions.
Fats Canola oil, Corn oil, Cottonseed oil, Peanut oil, Rape seed oil, Sunflower oil, Sesame oil, Sunflower oil, Soybean oil, Rice bran oil. Trans Fats.
Fermented Foods Soy Products
Food Additives No preservatives, colourants, flavourants…. eg: Aspartame, benzoic acid, carrageenan, MSG, Sulfates, sulfites, nitrates, nitrites, guar gum.
Grains Oats, Rice, Millet, Quinoa, Wheat, Rye,Barley, Maise…
Legumes Dried Beans, Lentils, Chick Peas, Soy/Endamame and Peanuts
Meat Processed meats may contain wheat, preservatives, emulsifiers and colourants and may be sulfur cured.
NSAIDS No anti-inflammatory tabs such as ibuprofen, naprosyn, naproxen sodium, ketorolac etc
Sugar and Sugar Replacement Refined Sugars. Avoid artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame, Sucralose, Cyclamates, Saccharin, Acesulfame Potassium


Alcohol Substitute by making Flavoured Waters, Water Kefir & Kombucha
Dairy Use instead coconut milk (without additives), coconut oil and rendered fat
Fats Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Lard, Duck Fat, Olive Oil, Rendered Fat.
Fermented Foods Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Water Kefir
Fruit All fruits are allowed in moderation
Grains No grains allowed although there is debate about rice
Legumes Snap Peas, String/Green beans.
Meat Beef, Bacon (check it is wood smoked & sulfur free), Turkey, Fish, Ostrich, Game.
Nuts and Seeds All are allowed except peanuts which are legumes
NSAIDS Not allowed
Sugar and Sugar Replacement No refined sugars read more

**Himalayan salt is over 84 minerals and trace elements, it is said to contain 95% of the minerals that our bodies need as apposed to table salt which is mainly sodium chloride with sometimes iodine added into it. It has unhealthy anti-clumping agents and is bleached.