There has been a pressing question about whether early humans ate healthier diets compared to present-day society. This contention about the Paleo diet was first introduced in the 70s by a doctor. Since then, the subject of Paleo diet has continued to grow among many nutritionists and health practitioners.
So, what is Paleo diet?
In the simplest term, the Paleo diet is a diet based on the foods that people in ancient eras ate thousands or even million of years ago. It has been suggested by the proponents of this diet that people can evoke better health with the Paleo diet, as those people were said to barely suffer today’s degenerative diseases and also lived long. The proponents of the Paleolithic diet say that the diet represents what humans were genetically designed to adopt as their diet.
Arguments about the Health of the Paleo Diet
Many, especially the opposition groups, have argued about the health benefits of the Paleo or the caveman diet as it is also called. Meanwhile, those who are in support of the diet have suggested that it may be the ideal world’s diet. Particularly, the foods excluded from the Paleo diet are those that wouldn’t be obtained through hunting or gathering (trying to mimic what the early men ate – gathered and hunted foods). Any food pointing to agricultural developments is banned from the Paleo diet and would include hybridized foods, grains, as well as most carbohydrates. Also, foods that are by-products from tons of foods will not also be sensible for the Paleo diet and would include sugarcane byproduct.
Principally, the Paleo diet composes of game meats, easily gathered products, fish, nuts, honey, most fruits and vegetables, especially those not cultivated in modern ways to include sugar and other artificial elements. The diet obviously excludes nutrients like carbohydrates, including certain nuts such as cashew and peanuts.
It is said that the Paleo diet helps to keep degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease and obesity at bay.
Please consult your doctor before embarking on any diet.