Members of our Fresh family are going nuts for our Paleo meal plan – a flavorful menu packed with lean proteins, fibrous veggies and healthy fats to rival the superfood diet of our cave-dwelling ancestors.
If you’re new to Fresh Meal Plan or exploring different diet options, we have three reasons why our prepared Paleo meals could transform your life.
Improve your gut health
When transitioning to a paleo diet, foods are not only clean – no preservatives, dyes, refined sugars, additives, etc. – but you’re likely eating a lot more fibrous vegetables, which are great for digestion and keeping your gut health in check.
While digestion times vary between men and women (the Mayo Clinic  says 33 hours for men and 47 hours for women), different foods pass through digestive tract at different rates.
Fibrous fruits and vegetables, for example, can be digested in less than 24 hours, states Healthline , which helps to regulate your digestive track.
However, Healthline said highly processed foods digest even faster than fibrous fruits and veggies, which leave you feeling less full and under nourished.
“The quickest to digest are processed, sugary junk foods, like candy bars,” in a medically reviewed Healthline article published in 2017. “Your body tears through them in a matter of hours, quickly leaving you hungry again.”
By incorporating fibrous fruits and veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates by eating Paleo, your body feels fuller, longer because it has a more balance nutritional intake.
Protein is good for a lot more than just muscles
Each of our regular Paleo meals delivered right to your door include 30 to 40 grams of lean protein, which is great for people looking to incorporate better nutrition and more exercise into their lifestyle.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration [FDA] lists protein as an important nutrient for growth and development. 
“Protein is a component of every cell in the human body and is necessary for proper growth and development,” states the FDA, “especially during childhood, adolescence and pregnancy.”
Lean protein Paleo foods, such as seafood, nuts, seeds, meat and poultry, are often rich in other crucial vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, iron, vitamin D and zinc, to list a few. Additionally, the FDA states that protein helps with blood clotting, fluid balance, the immune system, vision, hormone production and enzymes.
For people looking to dramatically increase their muscle mass, our prepared Paleo XL plan has double the grams of protein in every meal.
Going Paleo is easy with Fresh Meal Plan
Planning a Paleo diet can definitely be stressful. There’s a lot of dos and don’ts when it comes to what you can and cannot eat. Common “don’ts” include grains, starchy vegetables, such as potatoes and corn, dairy products, such as milk, yogurt and cheese, high-fat processed meats, such as salami and hotdogs, refined sugars found in soda, sweets and sports drinks, and processed foods, such as French fries, donuts and fruit snacks.
With Fresh in your fridge, we do all the planning and preparation, and deliver healthy prepared Paleo meals right to your door! Depending on how many Paleo meals you sign up for, you’ll have a set price each week and all you have to do it heat and eat.
1. Picco M.D., Michael F. “Digestion: How long does it take?” (March 17, 2018.) Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/digestive-system/expert-answers/faq-20058340
2. Watson, Stephanie. “How long it takes to digest food.” (April 18, 2017.) Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-does-it-take-to-digest-food
3. “Protein.” U.S. Food & Drug Administration. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/interactivenutritionfactslabel/factsheets/Protein.pdf