We've broken down the diet that centers around eating how our ancestors did.
What is the Paleo Diet?
The Paleo Diet (sometimes referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet, or primal diet) was created by Loren Cordain, Ph.D. It’s based on the idea that to achieve optimal health and prevent disease, one should mimic the diet humans ate during the Paleolithic Age when food was either hunted or gathered. This basically means living on unprocessed, whole food sources of protein, fruit, vegetables, and nuts. Cordain’s reasoning for suggesting one eat like a caveman is due to the food industry’s technology and manufacturing advancements. He believes the changes to our food supply have been so rapid that our bodies haven’t had time to adapt to these new forms. The result of eating modernized, processed food is inflammation that has led to chronic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as obesity.