We haven’t listened enough to our evolutionary history to apply it in our modern world. We want to live as modern human beings but we are still into a fragile and organic body that it’s been like that since
Some people believe that our bodies are not made to eat too much processed food, they also think that we are not made to eat food that came after the invention of agriculture. Our modern civilization depends heavily on wheat, corn, potatoes, etc. those things are after the invention of agriculture, thus we should eliminate those kinds of food to live a healthier life, accordingly.
No. Meat was not the only element in our ancestors’ diet. We were foragers, we needed to search for animals to capture them and eat them, in the meantime, we were eating fruits and some nuts also. People who believe in this theory think that’s the best type of food we can process.
What components I am going to eat with a paleo diet?
If you look at the type of elements that you will be eating with this type of diet it says that this is a very well-balanced diet. You will be eating proteins, dietary fiber with vegetables and fruits, some nice vitamin B, nice good lipids, a good quantity of electrolytes and a limited amount of carbs. With modern diets we have increased too much the amount of carbs, therefore we have increased the epidemy of diabetes, hypertension, overweight, obesity and heart attacks.
Can I eat dairy products?
No, as we were not producing milk in those times.
What to eat?
Meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits, eggs, nuts, seeds, healthful oils
What not to eat?
Cereal grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, potatoes, processed foods, salt and processed vegetable oils.
Is it possible to eat a paleo diet in a modern world?
This is the first question that comes to our minds when we think of something really old and we want to use it on a modern world. The answer is yes! It’s possible. The only think that is going to be somehow difficult is to avoid processed food. All the other elements are obviously easy to find in supermarkets as they are our daily basis ingredients.
Is this a common thing?
It’s an increasing diet in terms of popularity. However, it’s something difficult to convince people to use this type of diet as they are used to eat lots of flour products.
Get fit the paleo way
Do you want to look strong like a Neanderthal? Well, do it the paleo way! Eat as if you were living in antient times. As we reviewed this, it’s something that should give us a nice strategy to live healthy.