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Carbs Vs. Protein Vs. Fat: Insight from Hunter-Gatherers

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One of the most common questions for those new to the Paleo diet is “How many grams of carbs, protein and fat should I eat?”.  Actually, it’s a common question for many Paleo veterans too, especially when we find ourselves falling short of health goals.  Macronutrients are the nutrients we need in big (“macro”) quantities, meaning fat, protein, and carbohydrate (rather than the micronutrients like vitamins and minerals that are even more vital for health but which we need in smaller quantities). And defining an optimal dietary macronutrient ratio (what percentage of our calories should come from carbs vs. fat vs. protein) is a contentious issue.

Given the ongoing debate surrounding how much fat and carbohydrate we should be eating, hunter-gatherers offer valuable insights into what types of macronutrient ratios have supported healthy human populations. How much of their energy comes from gathered fruit and tubers? Is meat a frequent meal or a rarer delicacy? Is their fat intake high or low? Let’s have a look!

Read Rest Original Article Here… thepaleomom.com

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hamburger in a cast iron skillet close up

One Pot Hamburger Pasta Meal

One Pot Hamburger and Pasta Meal
 
A quick one pot meal to make on those rush nights. Also a great dish to add in your extra vegetables to make it a hearty healthy meal for yourself or your family.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz noodles
  • 1 tbsp onions
  • ¼ oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp salt hamburger in a cast iron skillet close up
  • 1 lb beef
  • 3½ water
  • 8 oz tomato paste
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef in a frying pan. Then drain excess grease leaving the browned ground beef in the pan. Mix the first five ingredients in a small bowl so they are well blended then add to the browned ground beef. Blend the tomato paste and water in a bowl. Pour over the beef and spices mix well, Put lid on and bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until noodles are soft.
  2. Serve.
Notes
You can also add fresh tomatoes, sweet peppers, zucchini, or any other vegetables you have in the house. Spice it up by adding hot peppers like Jalapeno, Fresno, or red chilies or your favourite hot sauce and spices.

 

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