Modern Day Foraging

Probably the most important aspect of a Primal and Paleo lifestyle with regard to eating is simple. Eating simply means close to the source, minimal ingredients, no chemicals, and processing. Basically, of you could not grow it, hunt it, or pick it. You shouldn't eat it. Obviously, living within city limits, makes some of these basic tools difficult, but armed with a few simple tools, eating healthy and as close to the source as you can becomes habit.  


1. Always strive for meat and eggs that are wild, pastured, organic, hormone free, grass fed etc.
Why?
Commercially raised meat, beyond the conditions the animals have to endure, develops meat that is nutrient deficient and loaded with inflammatory Omega-6 fatty acids as opposed to ultra-beneficial Omega-3's.
Where?
Here are a few sources to get wild meat:

Beef: http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok

Seafood: http://www.great-alaska-seafood.com/


2. Seek out Quality Produce
Densely colored vegetables like Kale and various leafy stuffs: bok choy, arugula, spinach, beet leaves, should always occupy space in your fridge. Good as a salad or even blended in a shake.

3. Fruit
- Buy fruit in season
- Densely colored berries like blueberries, raspberries
- Tropical like pineapple, papaya, guava, mangos, once in a while

4. Farmer's Markets

Foraging through a local weekend market yields many quality local fruits, vegetables, and even meats that are in season. One word of caution is that even though it seems organic and looks healthier than your average supermarket, many farmers still use pesticides.

5. Find Farms Offering Pastured Meat

A quick google search will lead you to many local farms that offer a far better meat product than your supermarket.
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