Paleo gave me high cholesterol

About, Diet, Health and Beauty, Paleo

Good evening my Paleo warriors!

To my absolute shock, I recently found out that I have high cholesterol. I went in to get a blood test during a regular screening and was floored when the Dr. told me that I needed to change my eating habits immediately to lower my bad LCL (which are the bad fats in your system).

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I researched extensively to find that many of the foods that combat poor cholesterol are non-paleo foods such as oatmeal, brown rice, kidney beans, and fiber-filled foods. So, because I am way too young to be taking daily pills and the doctor indicated the condition was purely food-related, I have sadly decided to end my Paleo journey.

I have high hopes that this change will help because during my research I learned that other Pale-eaters ended up with high cholesterol as well and after going off Paleo, they were back to their normal healthy selves.

I am sad to leave this blog, but am doing so with no regrets as it has truly helped me become more health-conscious and nutrition focused. Lastly, since our overall well-being and health is top priority I leave you with a warning to really monitor how you are doing on Paleo. Every person is different so no matter what your eating habits are now or in the future, please take the time to watch out for number one. Until my next blog…

Cheers,

Paleo Princessa

Mexican-style Stuffed Bell Pepper

Cooking, Dinner, Paleo, Recipes

Just created a new taco dinner alternative using a gorgeous orange bell pepper. The pepper adds a nice crunchy aspect and the meat helps you pack in the protein.

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Mexican-style Stuffed Bell Pepper

Ingredients:
1 small onion
1 medium or large tomato
1 bell pepper (your color of choice)
1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey (the less fat % the better)
1 packet of taco seasoning (your choice)

Directions: Wash the vegetables. Cut off the bell pepper top and cut out the white insides. Rinse the inside of the bell pepper quickly to get rid of any seeds and set it on your dinner plate.

Dice onion and tomato and throw into a small-medium pan.  Throw the ground beef into a large pan and turn both burners onto medium-high. Cook the meat until it’s browned (the tomatoes and onion mixture can cook for the same about of time) stirring occasionally.

Drain excess oil from meat pan and add 1/2 cup of water. Place back on stove and add the tomato and onion mixture and the taco seasoning. Cook for 5 more minutes. Using a large spoon, fill the bell pepper with your meat mixture and serve!

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(meat mixture)

6 Health benefits of Asparagus

Cooking, Dessert, Diet, Dinner, Paleo

Happy Monday everyone! I am reliving this amazing Paleo Feast from Saturday night consisting of fresh Alaskan salmon, sauteed asparagus, and my ohh so easy Cinnamon Baked Banana (for dessert). Everything was so simple to prepare and so incredibly delicious!

Now, most people would focus on the gorgeous salmon filet, but today I want to explore asparagus and why it may be a good idea to incorporate it into your diet.

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According to an article from Medical News Today, asparagus “is one of the best natural sources of folate” and with that comes some key health benefits:

 

6 Health Benefits of Asparagus

1. Decreased risk of birth defects (when consumed during pregnancy)
2. Lowered risk of depression
3. Maintaining a healthy heart
4. Osteoporosis prevention
5. Cancer prevention
6. Better Digestion

Read more about the benefits of asparagus and find ways to easily incorporate it into your cooking HERE.