Fatty acids are critical in supporting fetal brain development and cognitive health. Essential fatty acids like omega-3 and 6 are only obtainable through food, and we know that omega-3's are effective in reducing inflammation and boosting immunity. Paleo sources of EFA's include avocado, raw nuts, free-range eggs and unrefined coconut oil.
Oh, beloved fiber. In promoting healthy bowel movements and regularity, both soluble and insoluble fiber are critical for overall well-being. The Paleo diet emphasizes fiber in whole foods like dark leafy greens, cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), root veggies (sweet potato, spaghetti squash) as well as raw nuts and fruit (almonds, cashews, walnuts, coconut, apples).