Getting Enough Carbs for the Paleo Athlete

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Going Paleo is a great health and food style for most people – of course we are all different and what works great for one might not be the best for another. One common issue that people seem to struggle with while on the Paleo diet is getting enough carbohydrates – especially if that person is extremely active.

Wait, aren’t you NOT supposed to have carbs while eating Paleo? Wrong! Your body does in fact need carbs – it just needs the right kinds of carbs.

What Exactly is the Right Amount of Carbs?  

Again, we are all different. What works for one might not work for another. Figure out what works for you, what can help achieve your goals  and what makes you feel your best.

Here is a great article, by On Diet and Health, about getting enough carbs while eon the Paleo diet.

How Do I Incorporate Them into the Paleo Diet?

This is the part that many struggle with. Luckily there are quite a few healthy, real, and Paleo friendly foods you can add into your diet to get those carbs you need! From broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and more!

For a great breakdown and list of Paleo friendly carbohydrates take a look at the Paleo Zone Nutrition’s article here.

What are your favorite foods to eat to give you a boost in carbs?