Thursday, July 08, 2010
The premise of paleo nutrition is to keep it simple,eat basic,unprocessed foods and try to avoid neolithic foodstuffs;ie grains,dairy and legumes. Modern "hunting and gathering" is far easier than our cavemen ancestors as it requires nothing more than a short trip to the market. The premise, however,is the same...find the foods you like and if they are plentiful and cheap(on sale)then like our forebears you chow down.
Watermelon! Usually it can be quite pricey but during the summer it becomes affordable. Whole seedless watermelon have been on sale at Sobeys this week for $4:99(CDN) so like my paleo ancestors I have literally "sat down" in the watermelon patch and have been eating my fill. Delicious dark red flesh, cold, sweet and juicy.
Loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C it also is an excellent source of lycopene, potassium and electrolytes. All essential to athletes training in hot weather conditions.An ideal way to help stay hydrated(90% water)it also offers B6, B1 and magnesium and helps protect against prostate cancer, heart disease,arthritis and macular degeneration. Nice! Best part? It's delicious!