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Practical Paleo Guide – The Caveman Way

Practical Paleo Guide – The Caveman Way

That’s right you are taking a journey back to the stone age. To be more exact, the Paleolithic Era, long for Paleo. Why is the caveman visualized as such a strong, viril, healthy hunter? Well he ate Protein, and anything else he could find to put in his mouth that wouldn’t kill him and hopefully would taste good.

Modern day man is bombarded with a plethora of diet options. Many diets discourage large amounts of meat intake, restrict carbohydrates, or focus largely on fruits and vegetables. The Paleo diet, however, is unique because it is based on the diet of the very first humans.

The Paleo Diet is also referred to as the Hunter Gatherer Diet because it consists of food that can be hunted (such as meat or seafood) and gathered (such as fruits, nuts, vegetables, etc.). Which translates to running down his source of protein and killing it – Great Exercise combined with healthy fresh food. Unlike man today who jumps in his car, drives to the closest fast food source and gobbles down a couple Hamburgers, Fries and Shake. No exercise and food loaded with preservatives, fillers and who knows what else. Essentially, the Paleo diet takes the diet used by early humans prior to tractors or farm animals and applies it to modern-day foods.

The core principle of the Paleo Diet is that humans are genetically suited to eat the foods that our ancestors consumed. A concise, to the point definition, the Paleo diet imitates the foods that every single human on earth consumed before the rise of agriculture. The Paleo diet contains foods that have very high nutritional value, such as lean meats, seafood, fruits, and vegetables. And NO, you don’t have to run down your prey and kill it or spear fish in the nearest body of water. Wow, isn’t that great. However we do suggest other means of exercise more suited to modern man. The diet also shuns food ingredients that were created after the agriculture revolution, such as grains, dairy products, sugar, and salt because these products can lead to an increase in weight and a higher chance of developing health problems such as diabetes.

It is no wonder that athletes are fans of the Paleo Diet because of its high protein content. Some foods that are basic to the diet are meat, chicken, fish, fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Paleolithic man would like you to keep these fundamentals in mind when choosing which vegetables to eat. You should look for root vegetables, but make sure to stay away from potatoes and sweet potatoes. One reason these foods are healthy for you is because they are free of additives, which most modern men now know are proven to be harmful to your health.