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Paleolithic Diet

Caveman diet
Paleo Diet Caveman Diet

Paleolithic diet or Paleo diet or Hunter-Gatherer diet, or Caveman diet includes only foods that were eaten during our early evolution, discarding the rest.

The last 83 tribes of hunter gatherer people in the world, who, by necessity eat what cavemen did, are stronger and faster than we are, have near-perfect eyesight, straight teeth and almost total absence of allergies, depression, schizophrenia and such chronic diseases as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and cancer.

For more than a million years, humans ate only meat from wild game, fish, eggs, fruits, nuts, leafy and root vegetables.
They avoided beans, grains and potatoes which, when raw are not edible and even toxic.

Proponents of the paleolithic diet say that humans evolved along with this basic diet and that it's coded in our genes.

According to Dr. Loren Cordain, Prof. of Health at the University of Colorado, "Our genetic makeup is identical to that of the Paleolithic people. We know from mitochondrial DNA evidence, looking at diverse ethnic groups, that our genetic makeup is identical to the people who lived over forty thousand years ago. So, those people were optimally adapted to the types of foods they could gather or hunt, and there's no evidence to suggest that modern humans are any different."

Paleolithic Diet Foods to Eat
Meat, seafood, especially oily fish rich in the omega-3 fatty acids, eggs;
Fruits including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc;
Vegetables, especially root vegetables such as carrots, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas but excluding potatoes & sweet potatoes;
Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, almonds, but not peanuts, which are members of the bean family

Avoid Eating These:
Grains, including bread, pasta, noodles;
Beans, including string beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, soy beans, snow peas and peas, potatoes;
Dairy products:
Sugar and sugar substitutes.

According to James Neel, a geneticist at Michigan University, "We could more efficiently get rid of chronic diseases by changing our diet to fit our genes than by using sophisticated gene therapy."

It does take time for your body to adjust to the changes but of the paleolithic caveman diet, and there will be a large increase in vitamin intake and a huge decrease in your toxin intake.

Also see: Organic Living