Is Rice Paleo?

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Is rice Paleo? It’s a question that get’s asked a lot. I mean most people associate rice as a traditional “health food”… but just because something is touted as a miracle food doesn’t mean it’s Paleo.

So if rice is deemed by most people to be healthy, is it Paleo?

Well, the quick answer is no and the quick reasoning is it’s a grain as well as post-hunter-gatherer.

In the Paleo diet grains are a big no-no mainly due to their high glycemic index which causes sugar to be carried too rapidly into the bloodstream.

While rice is technically not Paleo, it is one of those foods that many believe is in the grey zone. If you are an active person eating rice on occasion will most likely not do your any harm. Take a look at these articles we’ve gather on the subject and decide for yourself what will work for your body.

All About Rice by Paleo Leap

We love this article about Rice and how it fits (or doesn’t fit) in the Paleo diet. Find out some great information about when Rice might be okay to add into your diet from time to time. Read the full article here.

Is Eating Rice Bad on a Paleo Diet by Paleo 30 Day Challenge

A great article that explains just why rice is omitted from the Paleo diet as well as giving you some ideas of what to eat besides rice. Read the full article here.

Paleo Do’s and Don’ts by Paleo Effect

A great and quick guide of Paleo do’s and don’ts including a section on grains and why they should not be part of the Paleo diet. Read the full article here.
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