Have you heard of the Paleo diet? You might be living in a cave already if you haven’t heard of the Paleo diet.
But speaking of caves, the paleo diet is also known as the caveman’s diet. It is basically the dietary plan for people living in the Paleolithic era. This is between 2.5 million and 10,000 years ago.
The diet includes things like meat, vegetables, fish, fruits, and nuts, basically foods obtained by hunting and gathering.
As you can see, the diets limit foods such as grains, legumes, and dairy products and foods that were common in the post-agricultural period 10,000 years ago.
The purpose of adopting a caveman’s diet
The whole idea behind adopting a paleo diet is that hunters and gatherers did not suffer lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, presumably because they ate whole-food-based diets and lived physically active lives.
So, scientists say that if we adopt a similar lifestyle as the caveman, we will significantly reduce our chances of contracting the aforementioned chronic diseases.
This is because the change in diet, from Paleolithic to farm-based foods, was too drastic for the human body to adapt. This is thought to contribute to lifestyle diseases that are so prevalent in today’s age.
What exactly comprised the caveman’s diet?
The caveman ate what was available. He thrived on a variety of diets.
Sometimes, he ate low-carb meals such as animal foods, and other times, he thrived on high-carb diets, which included lots of plants.
Here’s a general guideline; anything that appears like it’s made in a factory, don’t eat it.
Foods to eat
Meat, eggs, fish, vegetables, nuts, fruits, herbs, seeds, spices, healthy fats, and oil
Foods to avoid
Anything factory-made includes sugar, processed foods, vegetable oils, soft drinks, most dairy products, grains, artificial sweeteners, margarine, and trans fats.
If you are looking to solve chronic health issues or generally lose weight, you might want to adapt the paleo diet to your meal plans. It could play a huge part in your transformation.