I don't really like the taste of red meat, so I currently only eat chicken, turkey, salmon, eggs, sweet potatoes, macadamia nuts, kale, spinach, broccoli, coconut oil, himalayan sea salt and blueberries. According to chronometer this cover all the nutrients with the exception of calcium.. Is it okay to continue not eating red meat, or is that not optimal?
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on August 13, 2014
at 11:38 AM
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on August 12, 2014
at 03:53 AM
I don't eat much, if any, red meat... And I am paleo. It's certainly possible to be paleo without red meat. I mean, have you heard of Paleo Vegans? Yep, there are some!
on August 11, 2014
at 04:49 AM
Try some canned fish and shellfish. Easy on the budget and densely nutritious. Sardines for calcium.
Smoked oysters (very high zinc) and smoked clams (very high iron) are delicious mixed with white rice and nutritional yeast flakes. An easy recipe here.
on August 10, 2014
at 07:44 AM
Leafy greens have calcium - a serving of Kale gives you 20% of your RDA. Just eat 5 cups of Kale! XD
Red meat doesn't have any more calcium than fish and chicken. If you're worried, try making your own bone broth and adding that to your daily routine. :)
Also, most traditional cultures did not get an enormous variety of foods either. They had a few fruits and vegetables that they cultivated, and one or two sources of meat. They were all perfectly healthy.
on August 07, 2014
at 01:08 PM
I'll switch the coconut oil for olive oil to get a decent amount of vitamin E. I thought both turkey and chicken had some Zn? And I get a good amount of Ca from greens and fish
on August 06, 2014
at 08:21 PM
you wont get a lot of calcium from red meat. You could add some yogurt (or kefir) or supplement (but whole sources are better).
on August 06, 2014
at 05:19 PM
"I currently only eat chicken, turkey, salmon, eggs, sweet potatoes, macadamia nuts, kale, spinach, broccoli, coconut oil, himalayan sea salt and blueberries"
You only eat 12 foods? Sounds like a bad idea. It's fine if you don't eat red meat, but why would you limit yourself to only 12 foods?