What Is The Paleo Diet About?
The Paleo Diet is built on the notion that our bodies are still just as effective at processing different foods as they were back when we were just cavemen in the Paleolithic Era tens of thousands of years ago. Back then, the hunter-gatherer societies survived on a diet of unprocessed and unadulterated fruits, vegetables, and meats.
In the last few millennia, however, our diet has changed pretty dramatically. Most of our meals today have countless preservatives, numerous multi-syllabic artificial ingredients, and are grown, bred, and prepared on a global industrial scale. And it’s this radical change in diet that many Paleo proponents claim is leading to the development of diseases like:
• Autoimmune diseases
• Heart disease
According to Paleo enthusiasts, we can eliminate these diseases by adopting an ancient diet since our bodies today just aren’t equipped to handle most modern foods properly.
Consequently, the Paleo Diet is primarily driven by a need to remove foods and drinks that weren’t available to our cave-dwelling relatives. That means no grains, dairy, beans, or legumes and also no foods with any refined sugars, vegetable oils,
or table salt.
Refined, hydrogenated, and processed foods should be dropped entirely as well.
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