Some call the Paleo Diet the Caveman’s Diet, Stone Age Diet, or even the Hunter-gatherer Diet. In other words, this diet is taking us back in time to the actual ancestral human diet. So that means, if a caveman didn’t eat it, then neither can you! This means no dairy, grains, processed food and sugars, legumes, or starches.
The average Homo Sapien thousands of years ago was tall, muscular, agile, athletic, and incredibly versatile. Today the average Homo Sapien now is out of shape, stressed out, unhappy, sleep deprived, and dying from many of preventable diseases. So what happened?
Around 10,000 years ago humans hunted and gathered what they could get, then they discovered farming. Agriculture took off, and we advanced from hunter-gathers to farmers. The human race progressed to what we are today by building societies and settling down. The issue is, our bodies never adjusted properly to eating all the grains we now farm.
You’re probably wondering “what exactly are we supposed to eat then?” The Paleo Diet allows you to eat fruits, vegetables, grass-fed pasture raised meats, fish, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils. There’s also many products that offer paleo foods! Ostrim meat sticks are all natural ostrich. The company Paleo Bakehouse makes delicious paleo treats like cookies and brownies! Don’t forget your vitamins and supplements: vitamin D, fish oil, and probiotics are great ways to get added benefits to your paleo diet and ensure a healthy body.
The reason the Paleo Diet works is because eating the foods allowed is so nutritious and filling, it’s almost impossible to overeat. The major benefits of this diet is stable blood sugar, burning off stored fat, reduced allergies, balanced energy, improved sleep and so much more!
Adopting the Paleo Diet isn’t for everyone. Try it for a week and keep a food journal to track how it makes you feel. Or talk to your doctor about whether it’s right for you.
Interested in trying out the Paleo Diet? Here’s some helpful sites: