Not only does the paleo lifestyle bring with it a new way of eating and new foods to taste, it also brings a host of new terms that most of us were previously unfamiliar with before going paleo. If some of the terms are leaving you scratching your head, worry no more! Check out our easy guide to the terms frequently used in all things paleo.
Bone Broth: the nutrient dense collagen rich broth made by cooking water and bones (chicken or beef typically) for an extended period.
Gluten: a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It is off limits in the paleo diet.
Grassfed Beef: refers to cattle that has been fed a grass based diet, rather than grains. Because grass is cows’ natural diet, this creates healthier cows with more nutritious beef.
Ghee: a type of clarified butter in which the milk liquids and solids have been removed, leaving behind only fat. Ghee is typically used as a cooking oil.
JERF: Popular acronym used to remind people to Just Eat Real Food (as opposed to processed foods).
SAD: Standard American Diet. Refers to the heavily processed, high sugar, low nutrient diet commonly followed in America. Paleo aims to be the opposite of SAD.
Spiralizer: a kitchen tool that helps you turn all sorts of produce into thin spirals that can be used instead of pasta. Different varieties exist, but most involve twisting a vegetable through small blades.
Zoodle: one of the more common noodle substitutes. It is simply a noodle made using a spiralizer tool (see above) or julienne tool to create thin strips of zucchini to use instead of pasta. Noodle + Zucchini = Zoodle.