It’s true those of us living a Paleo lifestyle love our meat. It’s delicious and extremely nutrient-dense. We stress the importance of fat and protein and, maybe for this reason, some people have gotten the misconception that Paleo is an all-meat diet. Far from it.
Paleo and Antioxidants
The truth is, while meat is full of fat and protein, it can’t match the antioxidant power of vegetables. In addition to coming chock full of vitamins and minerals, vegetables are one of the best sources of antioxidants that help keep inflammation low and boost the immune system.
Some classes of vegetables, such as alliums (onions, garlic, etc.) and brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, etc.) are sulfur-rich vegetables. This means they are high in organosulfur compounds, which have been known to help clear toxins from the body and may even be able to help fight cancer.
9 Servings Per Day
The occasional salad isn’t enough though. Dr. Terry Wahls recommends three dinner plates full of vegetables every day.