Eating Paleo and its Effects on Skin

Did you know that in addition to the obvious weight loss and general health effects that eating Paleo provides, a Paleo lifestyle can also help you achieve the youngest-looking, most vibrant skin and healthiest hair you’ve ever had? Keep reading and we’re going to explain more about eating paleo and its effects on skin.

When you opt into the Paleo lifestyle, you are leaving behind processed sugars and dairy, in addition to starches and refined oils. The skin experts agree: fats, oils, and sugars are known to cause acne and blemishes all over the body. The added hormones in processed foods can also disrupt normal body functions and can play a large role in various skin conditions. Therefore, it naturally follows that adhering to a Paleo lifestyle and eating clean has significant effects on anyone’s body, other than the muscle toning and weight loss aspects.

Bask in the Vitamin A goodness!

Paleo Magazine, in the April/May issue, published an article about the ways eating Paleo can heal Keratosis Pilaris (KP). This extremely common skin condition occurs when groups of skin cells aren’t properly keratinized. KP results in (which nearly everyone has either seen or dealt with before) red, bumpy rashes on the skin that are relatively harmless, but still unsightly and not smooth. KP typically manifests when a person has a vitamin A deficiency, but this essentially becomes a non-issue when a person begins their journey into the Paleo lifestyle. Foods rich in vitamin A include broccoli, and many other vegetables, lots of fruits, many types of fish, among many others that are highly encouraged within the Paleo lifestyle. Evolve’s Paleo Balls contain dried fruits that are rich in Vitamin A, plus they’re delicious. Make sure you try them today!

Countless other Paleos have noticed that the additional zinc and iron from the protien-rich meat they are consuming has dramatically increased the quality of their hair, nails, and skin. Paleo foods typically reduce inflammation and can help alleviate inflammatory skin conditions like acne, eczema, or psoriasis. Many have also noticed that the general tone of their skin has evened out and their skin is significantly less oily, leaving them with smooth and younger-looking skin. To boost your protien intake throughout the day, try Evolve’s jerkies! We have sweet and spicy jerky that’s sure to be everyone’s new favorite snack!Spicy Jerky

The overall health effects of a Paleo lifestyle are countless. Remember that when you go Paleo, you are doing one of the best things you can do for your body. Now that you know about eating Paleo and its effects on skin, check out all of Evolve’s yummy Paleo foods in our online shop! We ship nationally, and we know you’re going to love our snacks!

 

How to Eat Paleo at Work- Tips from Evolve Paleo Chef

When everyone else in the office is running out for fast food or ordering sandwiches, it can be hard to imagine keeping up with your Paleo lifestyle at work. We’re here to help! Here are some tips to keep you going from morning to dusk, the Paleo way:

Start with a hearty breakfast.

Banana Paleo Pancakes with Paleo Pancake Mix from Evolve Paleo Pantry

Banana Paleo Pancakes with Paleo Pancake Mix from Evolve Paleo Pantry

If you arrive to work hungry, there may be more of a chance you’ll give in to that group pizza order at 11:00, or sneak a trip to the vending machine. It’s so important to start your day with a protein-rich breakfast. Have a few extra minutes before hitting the road? Whip up some scrambled eggs and veggies or Paleo pancakes (you can order Paleo Pancake Mix online here). Need something quick? Throw some Paleo Cereal in a bowel with almond milk and chow down!

Make yourself a mini Paleo smorgasboard.

Assemble a quick variety of ready-to-eat Pale-friendly foods like salami, sliced meats, a hard-boiled egg, avocado, cucumber, and tomatoes. This grouping provides lots of various textures and tastes to keep your lunch interesting!

Chipotle Stuffed Sweet Potato by Evolve Paleo Chef in Kansas City

Chipotle Stuffed Sweet Potato by Evolve Paleo Chef in Kansas City

Put that microwave to work.

Do you know that you can microwave a sweet potato in three minutes? Just poke some holes in the spud with a fork, wrap it in a paper towel, and tell Frank in Accounting to be patience while he waits to zap his Lean Cuisine. Top the potato with last night’s leftover chicken and veggies and you’ll have a power-packed lunch to get you through the afternoon!

Create a mini pantry.

Grab a few cans of tuna or salmon, and a jar of capers or olives, and store them in a desk drawer or- even better- in the staff kitchen cabinets. Whip up a quick salad the night before and bring it to work along with a hard-boiled egg. Top the salad with your pantry item, and it’s like eating a fancy lunch in a French Bistro…without the travel fees!

Treat yourself to an afternoon snack.

A CrossFit-friendly snack: Paleo Balls from Evolve Paleo Pantry

A work-friendly snack: Paleo Balls from Evolve Paleo Pantry

Don’t most people have a goody drawer at work? We sure do! Keep on hand nuts, dried fruit, and of course Paleo Balls from Evolve Paleo Pantry. These little snacks are like chewy granola bars…but completely Paleo! There are so many delicious flavors to choose from; even your non-Paleo coworkers will be hanging around your desk to try them out. Go for the Double Chocolate for a dark, creamy, decadent flavor. Or try the Key Lime for a lighter, fruitier taste.

Ignore snide remarks.

We know it can be annoying or hurtful to hear comments from coworkers who don’t understand your Paleo lifestyle. Just know you are doing what’s BEST for your body. There is a huge Paleo community out there, ready to support you! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to get the latest Paleo news, recipes and promotions on Paleo products. If you have questions about getting started with Paleo, the health benefits of a gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free diet, or just want to reach out to a new Paleo friend, don’t hesitate to contact us!