Primal Pantry’s menu is locally sourced, looks delicious, tastes great and is good for you. Our products are dairy free, gluten free, never processed with no added sugar.
We are mindful of our food's pathway between its origin and your plate, eating more of the best and healthiest options in each of the food groups. That means embracing whole foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains, plus healthy proteins, nuts, seeds and oils.
WHAT’S CLEAN EATING?
Certain foods have different impacts on every body’s healthy function (particularly our metabolism, digestion and immune systems). Clean eating provides optimum natural nutrition for our bodies without many of the additives found in most foods today.
Our food is minimally processed, free of dairy, gluten, refined sugars or preservatives. We have focussed on minimising added salt, excess fats and oils.
Clean eating is a lifestyle choice of wellness. Primal Pantry isn’t about preaching what you can or can’t have on your plate – it’s about real food and our passion for that.
CLEAN EATING AND YOUR DIET
Clean eating is in essence just a way of eating. But it is also a way of a way of living that lends itself to improving one's health and wellbeing.
Understanding needs for alternative lifestyle choices or allergen sufferers has enabled us to provide various options for everyone. Whilst still aiming to nourish our range is dairy free, gluten free, sugar free and process free, catering for paleo, vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements and lifestyle choices.
The Primal way of eating has been linked to improved health outcomes such as a reduction in blood pressure, lowered blood sugar, lowered body fats and increased energy. It improves digestive function, reduces allergies and improves cognitive processes.
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WHAT TO DO:
- Ditch the fat free dairy and find the best quality full fat organic stuff you can.
- Butter and ghee from pastured cows is loaded with vitamins A, E, D & K2.
- Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids that the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat.
- The lauric acid in coconut is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal.
- Eat your egg yolks, they are a brilliant source of choline that is vital for liver function and the whites are virtually devoid of nutrition without the yolks.
- Olive oils are unsaturated fats super high in omega 9, lighter olive oils for lower temperature cooking and EVOO for dressings and finishing.
- If you are sourcing good quality pastured animal products then eat the fat! Not only is crispy chicken skin freaking delicious, it is a great source of nutrition and will keep you satisfied for much longer.
FAT DOESN’T MAKE YOU FAT.
Refined sugars and processed carbohydrates make you fat. Our predecessors consumed saturated fats from animals (butter, lard, ghee, tallow), coconut products and fatty cuts of meat and did not have the obesity, diabetes and plethora of diseases we now have.
GUESS WHAT? WE NEED FAT.
Fat (cholesterol) contributes to the building blocks of every cell in our body. By consuming crappy, damaged and poor-quality fats like canola, soybean oil and margarine, you are creating a very poor foundation for your body.
WHY GRASS FED?
Like humans, cows thrive on the diet they were naturally meant to consume, and that diet consists of grass and other foliage. An animal’s diet can have a profound effect on the nutritional value of its products.
Grass-fed meat is better for you, because the grass-fed cattle are eating better quality, more nutritious food than grain fed cattle.
In Australia, the majority of cattle and sheep are raised on natural pastures and this meat is described as grass fed.
GRASS FED MEET HAS:
- Higher ratio of omega 6 to 3
- Higher levels of B vitamins
- Higher levels of beta-carotene
- Higher levels of vitamin E and K
- More trace minerals like magnesium, calcium, and selenium
These cattle are also free to roam in pastures, rather than spending their lives in a feedlot. Good news for the cows, and great for your body!
It used to be thought that eating cholesterol-rich foods would lead to high cholesterol which would clog your arteries and give you heart disease. Modern science has proven that there is actually no cause and effect relationship between cholesterol and heart disease.
Our bodies need cholesterol, it is an essential constituent of every cell in your body, it acts as a healing agent for inflammation and is the precursor to many vital hormones.
Not all cholesterol is created equal. There are two main types of cholesterol, HDL (high density lipoproteins) which is the big, fluffy good stuff, and LDL (low density lipoproteins) which are generally regarded as the ‘bad’ cholesterol as it is small, dense, causes inflammation and is prone to oxidation.
We now know that what is far more important than total cholesterol is the ratio of HDL to total cholesterol.
EATING A PRIMAL DIET, RICH IN QUALITY ANIMAL AND PLANT PRODUCTS IS A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT A HEALTHY CHOLESTEROL LEVEL.
BUT WHERE WILL I GET MY CALCIUM FROM?
Leafy greens, homemade bone broth, sardines, nuts, sesame seeds (or tahini) and doing some weight bearing exercise should have you sorted.
DID YOU KNOW THAT LEAFY GREENS ARE HIGHER IN CALCIUM, CALORIE FOR CALORIE, THAN MILK?
Great bone health is about allowing the body the ability to utilise calcium efficiently rather than quantity of dietary calcium. Healthy bone formation is much more heavily dependent on adequate amounts of Vitamin D, K2 and magnesium, which regulate calcium metabolism. You can get these from liver, eggs, sardines, good quality cod liver oil, responsible sun exposure, pasture raised meats, grass-fed ghee just to name a few.
When you are eating a balanced, whole food diet with seasonal variety and loads of nourishing foods, a lack of calcium should not be of concern.