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Paleo Diet: The Nutrition of Our Hunter Gatherer Ancestors


The "Paleolithic diet” refers to the actual ancestral human diet.

The paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet) is popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various humans consumed during the Paleolithic era - a period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago when man developed agriculture.

The premise is that our bodies are genetically programmed to eat like our Paleolithic ancestors.

The diet is based on the foods that could be hunted, fished, and gathered during the Paleolithic era -- meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, tree nuts, vegetables, roots, fruits, and berries.

Good points: 
Health eating. Proponents claim it's the biologically appropriate diet that suits us best, with the proper balance of nutrients to promote health and reduce the incidence of chronic diseases.

“Clinical trials have shown that the Paleo Diet is the optimum diet that can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, markers of inflammation, help with weight loss, reduce acne, promote optimum health and athletic performance," Loren Cordain, PhD, Colorado State University professor and author of The Paleo Diet. says.

The diet is based on the foods that could be hunted, fished, and gathered during the Paleolithic era -- meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, tree nuts, vegetables, roots, fruits, and berries.

For complete article on WebMD, go to Diet Review - The Caveman (Paleo) Diet 

Bad points: 
The dietitians that believe you should eat low fat, etc. don't like it and think that the body has changed. 

Duration 
Indefinite  

More information about this diet:

For Paleo Diet Recipes: Simple Paleo Recipes 


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