The concept of “eating Paleo” has been around for a few years now, and you probably have some sense of what it refers to: cavemen, meat, etc. But what’s really behind the relatively recent diet movement? And is it something you should consider trying?
The Paleo diet takes us back to the basics of how our caveman ancestors ate, with the reasoning that our bodies were designed to properly digest and get nourishment from these types of foods. Following this diet as intended means thinking about the types as well as the quality of the foods that you eat. Our ancestors during the Paleolithic period had to hunt for and gather their food, which means they only had access to wild animals, wild vegetables, and limited amounts of wild fruits. Their foods were not adulterated with pesticides and chemicals.