So, you are interested in the Paleo diet, well get comfortable as I will explain how the this diet originated, describe some basic Paleo diet foods and educate you by providing a realistic idea of the type of results this diet brings.
The basis of the Paleo diet is simple as back in the mid 1970’s some people in the medical profession decided to put together a diet plan based on foods that the caveman ate well over 10,000 years ago.
The reasoning behind this diet was many people in the scientific world had concluded that the caveman was extremely physically fit, full of energy and free the tragic chronic diseases killing people today in the western world.
Just to let you know the chronic diseases I am referring to are the one’s that develop slowly and silently causing prolonged severe health issues and eventually leading to death. Examples are colon cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and the one that really scares me, heart disease.
Many people fail to realize that these chronic diseases were not that common as recent as 100 years ago but today are part of everyday news. Ask any doctor or nutritionist why and they will tell it all comes down to a person’s diet. We are slowly killing ourselves with food, not just any food but fatty processed foods filled with preservatives that are common in most daily diets.
The caveman had many issues during his time but heart disease, colon cancer and diabetes were not one of them. So, just what made the caveman so healthy and free from chronic disease? Let’s take a look.
The caveman was a hunter and gatherer who did not plant crops and harvest foods. The caveman survived by eating the foods that his environment provided. This would be meat and fish, fruits and vegetables along with nuts and berries provided the cavemen with all the nutrients he needed.
From this comes the Paleo diet which is a healthy diet made up of natural foods. Paleo diet foods are everyday common meals but the food items are prepared fresh not preserved. These diet foods are an equal mix of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.