Paleo Food List

Paleo (caveman) Food List The paleolithic diet (paleo diet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era—a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture. Considered the healthiest diet that mimics the diets of our caveman ancestors, it includes meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. foods consumed within this diet are natural without the modern day procedures used to enhance and preserve shelf life of consumed foods.


Beef, pork, lamb, veal, rabbit, goat, sheep, horse, bison, wild boar    

Game meat

Deer, pheasant, bear, moose, woodcock, elk, duck, rabbit, reindeer, wild turkey    


Chicken, turkey, duck, quail, goose  


Salmon, tuna, trout, bass, halibut, sole, haddock, turbot, walleye, tilapia, cod, flatfish, grouper, mackerel, anchovy, herring


Crab, lobster, shrimps, scallops, clams, oysters, mussels


Avocados, avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil, butter, clarified butter (ghee), lard, tallow, duck fat, veal fat, lamb fat,fatty fishes (sardines, mackerel, salmon), nut butters, nut oils (walnut, macadamia), coconut flesh/milk


Chicken eggs, duck eggs, goose eggs, quail eggs


Celery, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, leeks, kohlrabi, green onions, eggplants, cauliflower, broccoli,
asparagus, cucumber, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, okra, avocados

Green leafy vegetables

Lettuce, spinach, collard greens, kale, beet top, mustard greens, dandelion, swiss chard, watercress, turnip
greens, seaweeds, endive, arugula (rocket), bok choy, rapini, chicory, radicchio

Root vegetables

Carrots, beets, turnips, parsnips, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, radish, jerusalem artichokes, yams, cassava  

Winter squash

Butternut squash, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, pumpkin, buttercup squash  

Summer squash

Zucchini, yellow summer squash, yellow crookneck squash  


Bananas, apples, oranges, berries (strawberry, cranberry, cranberry, blueberry, blackberry), grapefruit,
pears,peaches, nectarines, plums, pomegranates, pineapple, papaya, grapes, cantaloupe, cherries, apricot,
water mellon, honeydew mellon, kiwi, lemon, lime, lychee, mango, tangerine, coconut, figs, dates, passion fruit, persimmon  

Nuts and seeds

 Pistachios, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), pecans, walnuts, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, chestnuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts


Button mushroom, portabello, oyster mushroom, shiitake, chanterelle, crimini, porcini, morel  

Fresh and dried herbs

Parsley, thyme, lavender, mint, basil, rosemary, chives, tarragon, oregano, sage, dill, bay leaves, coriander  

Spices and other natural flavour enhancers

Ginger, garlic, onions, black pepper, hot peppers, star anise, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, cayenne pepper,
cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, vanilla, cloves, chillies

The Question on your lips....

How can i solve this? Here are a few tips to start you off;

  • If it doesn't swim, fly or run don't eat it!
  • If it isn't from trees or soil then don't eat it!
  • Limit carbohydrates to no more than100g in winter, ideally root vegetables. In our natural habitat this would be an essential nutrient throughout winter months.
  • Get to bed before 11pm latest and get at least 8.5 hours of shut eye.
  • Turn off all surrounding lights in your bedroom this includes standby lights on TV's, phones or computers.

These are just a few minor changes that can have great benefits on your general well being and health for years to come.

Nick Doughty