Are Nectarines Paleo?


Plants should make up the majority of your diet and nectarines are no exception. Like its sibling, the peach, the nectarine is also an excellent source of nutrients. Nectarines contain slightly more vitamin C than peaches, but they also contain significantly more potassium and almost double the vitamin A.

Paleo and Carbohydrates

Many people living a Paleo lifestyle consume an extremely low carbohydrate diet. In particular, it has become popular in the Paleo community to practice ketosis (a state in which your body is primarily using fat for fuel by converting it into ketones in the liver). Many people have had great success with this, but it’s not for everyone. It generally involves consuming less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day, and while some people can thrive when eating like this, not everyone can. In particular there is evidence that women don’t always do well on an extremely low carbohydrate diet.

The bottom line is that it’s a matter of N=1. If you find that ketosis works for you, go for it. If you start to feel tired or sick, that may be a sign that you need to add some more carbs back into your diet and nectarines can be an excellent source for those carbs.

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