Paleo-friendly has been developed by The Paleo Foundation as a label or certification seal on foods assuring Paleo followers that a product adheres to diet specifications (“Grain-free, legume-free, dairy-free, artificial coloring, artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners and artificial flavor enhancers-free").
As Jenna Blumenfeld in New Hope 360 Blog points out, this creates some inherent contradictions and tension around paleo foods. “By eating foods mass-manufactured and wrapped in plastic, I can't help but feel that I’m deviating from the essence of the lifestyle—to eat whole, simple foods that our ancient ancestors would have eaten,” explains her Paleo-enthused housemate. “It’s hard to ignore the obvious marketing attempts with such products and start wondering if these are really healthy choices for our bodies, or just for someone else's wallet.”
Let's wait and see how this new seal emerges and whether it serves the community well in establishing parameters for which foods can be helpful in directing us towards a healthier diet through paleo principles.
Come gather around the warm glow of the fire and listen, watch, share, discover, and be inspired by the conversation. It is here where we explore stories, and new ideas. Pull up a rock.