What is Paleo Diet?
The paleo diet or paleolithic diet also know as the hunter-gatherer diet, Stone Age diet or caveman diet is an ultra modern healthy program based on the ancient diet of animals and plants that various hominid species routinely consumed for sustenance during the Paleolithic Era. It excludes dairy products, grains, salt, refined sugar, legumes and processed oil.
Paleo Fruit & Vegetables
The Paleolithic Era was a period that lasted for about 2 1/2 million years and ended about 10,000 years ago with the growth of farming.
The Neolithic Age or New Stone Age began after the Paleolithic Era about 10,000 years ago. The paleolithic people were hunters and gatherers of food hunted for around them with a nomadic culture. At the dawn of the New Stone Age farming started, people became settled and sedentary. Farming communities emerged growing grains which had to be stored. Hence, the innovation and development of pottery. The Pottery Neolithic Era had very distinct cultures that emerged, as opposed to the nomadic culture, with the use of pottery for cooking, storing and transporting staple foods.
A paleo diet includes meat, fish, eggs, most vegetables, fruit and nuts. Food grown without the use of pesticides, fertilizers and genetic engineering. Similarly, grass-fed beef rather than grain-fed beef could be argued to be more nutritious. Grass-fed animals may have a healthier omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acid ratio in comparison to grain-fed cattle.
It is considered nutritious because it does not include the modern day additives, processed food, dairy products and potatoes.
The early part of this century has seen the rapid growth of modern day technology and therefore better quality of life, conversely, our diet continues to poison us with over processed unnatural food which makes us become unhealthy and overweight. The paleolithic diet is all natural.
The Paleo Recipe Book