Crackers are generally made out of wheat, and other grains, so they are not Paleo. Even the ones made with “whole grains” are still highly processed, rank high on the glycemic index, and contain gluten, which causes inflammation and gut permeability. Even gluten-free grains are high in carbohydrates and low in nutrients.
Paleo and Nutrition
Conventional wisdom tells us whole grains are healthy because they are lower on the glycemic index than refined grains, but even whole grains rank pretty high. Living a Paleo lifestyle is not just about avoiding certain foods, but about choosing options that pack the biggest nutritional punch. By consuming only the most nutrient-dense foods, we are able to maintain stable blood sugar, avoid snacking between meals, and even skip the occasional meal without discomfort.
So the next time you reach for a cracker to serve as a vehicle for that spread or piece of cheese, consider using a vegetable instead. Carrots, broccoli and cauliflower go great with dips and celery’s curved shape seems designed to hold delicious food.
If this isn’t enough to convince you to switch out some of your old favorites for vegetables, consider Terry Wahl’s protocol and what it did for her.