While meat is a key aspect to the Paleo diet, it is important to know which meats are the best for you. Cavemen didn’t have to worry about all the hormones, antibiotics, and other nasty things in their meat that we do now (although I’m sure they bigger issues, seeing as they didn’t have refrigerators and freezers either). While Robyn O’ Brien’s book, The Unhealthy Truth, changed my views on the food industry as a whole, it really impacted my views on the treat of animals and the meat industry.
As we started the Paleo diet, I tried to start buying grass-fed meats as well as organic meats–there is a difference (I didn’t know this). I won’t go into the details, but if you want them pick up the book mentioned above; it will change your eating life.
The problem I run into when buying meats (I don’t buy that much seafood because my significant other doesn’t like it) is the limited selection. If you have read any other of my posts, you know I shop mainly at Publix and Kroger. The 2 main organic/grass-fed brands are Laura’s Lean Beef and Simple Truth Organic. The problem is the selection of meats is small. I can buy ground beef, pork tenderloin, chicken breasts, or beef patties. While I guess I should be fortunate to have these options, our meals could become very repetitive. Because of this, I do have to branch out and buy “regular” meats. However, there are multiple resources available to order specific grass-fed or organic meats from farms and even local farms (depending on your location).
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