What Does the Paleolithic Diet Look Like?

I couldn’t explain this any better. The Paleolithic Diet has returned my being to good health.

Paleo Diabetic

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It’s quite difficult to know exactly what early humans ate 100,000 years ago. Scientists use a variety of methods to investigate, including analysis of patterns of wear on teeth, searches of prehistoric dwellings, and analysis of carbon isotopes in organic matter.

Some of the best-preserved human prehistoric artifacts are found in caves, which protected them from environmental degradation. That’s why the paleo diet is sometimes called the caveman diet.

We have an inkling of what foods were available in specific climates and regions. We have some ideas about tools our ancestors had available to hunt, gather, and process foods. Perhaps most reliably, we have fairly good data on what modern hunter-gatherer groups eat (for those few still in existence) or ate (for those lately extinct or modernized).

The Paleolithic Versus Typical Modern Western Diet

Today we get most of our calories from grains, sugars, domesticated livestock…

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7 Responses to What Does the Paleolithic Diet Look Like?

  1. This is fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

  2. mike and brandy says:

    Went veggie this year. No meat. Hoping for vegan by next June which will be my 50th birthday.

  3. I had to change my diet after I got diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Wrote a food journal for a few months, emptied my system of everything, juiced for 10 days. The pain was gone, started eating again and the pain came back. I learned that different foods hurt me. I can’t eat or drink dairy products (bummer) or use vegetable oil. Sugar and soda’s big “No No. I bought the book and the cook book from the Paleo diet and it changed my life. I appreciate this post very much. Thank you.

  4. I’ve done some independent research on the Pacific Island populations. They are another example of a group of people who traditionally enjoyed excellent health. After the introduction of processed foods and more technology they became one of the most obese population on the planet. Similarly to the paleo concept, they ate primarily wild game and fish along with naturally occurring plant foods (green leafy vegetables and starchy root crops). Their carbohydrates would also have come from fruits and vegetables rather than cereal grains, diary products, and refined sugars. They also consumed more fat that we think is healthy mostly in the form of coconut and other tropical oils. You can read more at http://envisionadvancedhealth.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-pacific-island-diet

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