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3 alternative nutritional philosophies for culinary variety


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Choosing between different dietary philosophies can be challenging. What do I enjoy? What is healthy? We'll introduce you to three alternative dietary philosophies that can bring new vitality to your meal plan.

Paleo: Diet straight from the Stone Age

Have you ever heard of the Paleolithic diet, also known as Paleo? Followers of the Paleo diet consume only foods that were available during the Paleolithic era, also known as the Stone Age. This may sound unusual, but it has its reasons. Paleo enthusiasts believe that our bodies are still adapted to the diet of hunters and gatherers. There are discussions, for example, about whether additives and preservatives contribute to allergies and intolerances, and foods containing these substances are largely excluded from the Paleo diet.

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Followers of the Paleolithic diet avoid foods that only became available with the advent of animal husbandry and agriculture. This includes sugar, dairy and dairy products, grains, and legumes. Important components of their diet include meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices, as well as high-quality fats like coconut and olive oil. Perfect spices for a Paleolithic menu include cinnamon, oregano, rosemary, and ginger.



Clean Eating: Honouring the natural ingredients

Purity comes from within! If you want fewer restrictions on your diet while still seeking healthy variety, you should try Clean Eating. With this nutritional approach, you exclusively consume self-prepared and preferably fresh dishes—ensuring you know exactly what is (or isn’t) included. Clean Eaters avoid convenience foods and drinks with artificial flavours, colours, and sweeteners on principle.

Instead, they opt for seasonal, minimally processed, and preferably local fruits and vegetables. Meat, fish, and whole grains are also central to Clean Eating, with an emphasis on anything in its natural state. While alcohol and sugar are not off-limits, they are consciously consumed infrequently. Thyme, basil, pepper, and sea salt are the natural seasoning of choice in Clean Eating.

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Vegan lifestyle: plant based diet

Veganism goes beyond just a dietary choice, unlike Paleo or Clean Eating. Vegans abstain from all forms of animal products, including foods like meat, fish, eggs, and honey, as well as materials like leather, wool, and down. As with any other dietary choice, it is essential to maintain a healthy and balanced vegan diet. Paying particular attention to nutrients such as vitamin D, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids is crucial.

If you think vegan eating is monotonous, quite the opposite! Veganism caters to various tastes, and by adopting a more conscious approach to food, you might discover entirely new recipes and flavours.



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If none of these dietary philosophies fits perfectly with your preferences, perhaps you should still have a look at our recipes and find some inspiration. Trying something new is always worthwhile! Explore more about the world of herbs and spices on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Come and visit us!

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