The Paleo Diet

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I recently watched a series on Netflix called "The Paleo Way", this is Pete Evans' latest television and online series showcases amazing, healthy recipes and interviews with leading paleo experts. I would highly recommend you check it out.

I am very intrigued with this diet, most of the ingredients being used are organic and basic healthy every day ingredients.  Check out the Paleo Cookbook at the end of this blog for great recipe ideas.

Paleo diet: What is it and why is it so popular?

This article from Mayo Clinic will offer a good understanding and insight:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/paleo-diet/art-20111182

Is the Paleo diet, an eating plan modeled on prehistoric human diets, right for modern humans?  A paleo diet is a dietary plan based on foods similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era, which dates from approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago.

A paleo diet typically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds — foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering. A paleo diet limits foods that became common when farming emerged about 10,000 years ago. These foods include dairy products, legumes and grains.

Other names for a paleo diet include Paleolithic diet, Stone Age diet, hunter-gatherer diet and caveman diet.

Purpose

The aim of a paleo diet is to return to a way of eating that's more like what early humans ate. The diet's reasoning is that the human body is genetically mismatched to the modern diet that emerged with farming practices — an idea known as the discordance hypothesis.

Farming changed what people ate and established dairy, grains and legumes as additional staples in the human diet. This relatively late and rapid change in diet, according to the hypothesis, outpaced the body's ability to adapt. This mismatch is believed to be a contributing factor to the prevalence of obesity, diabetes and heart disease today....read further...

Here is a great cookbook with lots of recipes that will get you started.

 


  • Gigi on

    I have been on this diet for the past month, I feel better and healthier. No grains is tough as I love bread, but feeling better is more important. Love your posts. 😀


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