The paleo diet was the staple diet of early humans who ate naturally available foods like vegetables, fish, meat, seafood, coconut, flaxseeds, healthy oils, eggs, seeds, and more. This diet is sometimes referred to as the stone-age diet or the caveman’s diet. Refined foods were not existent in those days and people on a paleo diet have to abstain from eating these foods. The whole influx of eating these foods centers on the fact that these are the most nutritional foods for the human body and can be digested well. Even grains, legumes, and dairy products are not a part of the paleo diet. It’s not surprising that Paleo Pizza Recipes are becoming extremely popular twists to the regular pizza.

Paleo Pizzza with Cauliflower Crust

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The classic cauliflower pizza is a unique way of making the paleo pizza. It’s high on nutrition and people love the taste of the crust. The cauliflower dough is put together by adding eggs, salt, and some almond/tapioca flour. You can add any toppings of your choice, though I like my pizza with some pepperoni, almond cheese (optional), olives, mushrooms and fresh basil leaves. So when your pizza dough is ready, just smear the crust with your favorite toppings and sprinkle some salt and pepper and pop it straight into the pre-heated oven. It will take about 1 minute to give the pizza a nice golden color. Serve it hot.

Tapioca Crust Pizza

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This Tapioca pizza is grain-free and does not require any yeast. The crust comprises of tapioca flour and coconut flour (separated). Eggs and olive oil are used to knead the flour into an elastic dough. This paleo pizza comes out well if it is precooked before spreading the toppings. No vegetables are added to the crust, though it would have increased the vitamin content. Add some margarita, toppings like almond cheese and basil leaves and bake it till a nice crisp golden crust is visible.

Gluten-free Autoimmune Pizza

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This paleo pizza is a heavenly and a big savior for people who suffer from gluten allergies. The crust is made of yucca, coconut oil, coconut flour, and some dried herbs. Process the ingredients and add the coconut flour at the end. Spread the parchment sheet and roll the pizza dough. In this pizza, both the sides have to be baked. This pizza is vegan and loved by kids and adults who crave for the regular pizzas. Smear the top with a little amount of sauce or it tends to get soggy.

The Meatza Pizza

Our paleo pizza section cannot be complete without the super delicious beef pizza. It’s the ultimate primal pizza that leaves you craving for yet another bite. Add in some eggs, onions, and herbs to the beef to make a nice dough. Roll out then and bake the crust until crisp and brown. Once the crust is done, add the sauces, stir-fried chorizo, herbs, basil leaves, pepper slices, and toss it back into the oven, and bake it for another 10 minutes. Add some mozzarella cheese before baking (optional). The pizza comes out golden brown and just cut into slices and serve hot.

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A good quality deodorant has become an inseparable product for our daily lives. Whether you are at the gym or at office, it is important to ensure that body odour does not prove a hindrance. Choosing the right deodorant is important but you must make sure that it does not come at the price of safety. Many deodorants and antiperspirants use aluminum, which can be very harmful for the body. Hence many people are opting for natural deodorants now. But first let us look at the difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant

Deodorant vs Antiperspirants

While these two terms are generally used interchangeably, they actually refer to two different products. Antiperspirants prevent sweat from forming whereas deodorants remove the body odour that emanates from sweat. It is important to note that sweating is an important bodily function that gets rid of toxins. So completely blocking sweat is not a very good idea. Many of these anti=odour products use aluminum, a chemical that has been linked to a number of health problems. So the best alternative is to use a deodorant without aluminum. These will ensure that you prevent body odour in a healthy way.

Dangers of Using Products that contain Aluminum

Aluminum has been linked to a number of health problems for women. Among many other conditions, regular application of aluminum has also been seen as a cause for breast cancer.

Most breast cancers develop in the outer areas of the breast ie the spots near the armpits where deodorants are applied. Aluminum could get absorbed into the skin after regular use. It could also enter the bloodstream through a cut or nick during shaving. Aluminum is a synthetic material and hence it can cause changes in body cells that lead to cancerous growth.

Because of this, it is best to stay away from products that use this chemical. Other conditions that are related to aluminum include Alzheimer’s, bone disorders and kidney problems.

The synthetic chemicals present in many deodorants can also cause itching, irritations and skin infections. If your underarms start feeling irritated after using a particular deodorant, it might be a reaction to the aluminum present in it.

What Should You Look for in an Aluminum-free Deodorant?

All natural deodorants that do not use aluminum are usually high on essential oils and other organic substances. According to some heath groups, aluminum free alone might not be enough as there is still the chance of other harmful ingredients being present in the product. Chemicals like Triclosan Propylene Glycol are also dangerous substances that are regularly found in deodorants. So make sure that you go through the ingredients carefully before deciding what to buy.

Using Natural Deodorants

Nowadays natural deodorants are becoming very common. Many shops stock them and gone are the days when these were treated as a novelty. Most people feel that they do not last as long as traditional deodorants, but it is definitely a small price to pay for the health advantages. Among women have tried it, opinions tend to be mixed with many really loving the fragrance and others feeling a bit let down. So give it a shot and let us know what you feel.