The ideal human diet?

A certain way of eating has created a lot of attention in the health world over the last few years, but it’s actually based on the most ancient meal plans you can think of. It’s the Paleo Diet, or the Caveman diet, and it seeks to emulate what our ancestors evolved to eat. The idea is that if we evolved to eat certain types of food, our bodies are best suited to these foods and can deal with them better.

So, what kind of things sum up the Paleo Diet? High importance is placed on getting the best quality organic free-range meat. Dairy is discouraged, and grains and potatoes are avoided, as they were not used by our ancestors before the invention of cooking. Basically, every meal has some sort of protein you’d find in nature, raw vegetables and maybe some seeds and/or nuts. Raw is important- the more raw your diet can be, the better.

Personally, the Paleo Diet makes sense to me, and I like to take a lot of influence from it when preparing my meals. I do still eat cooked food, grains and dairy but have made an effort to reduce them in favour of raw foods, vegetables and good quality fish and meat.

If you would like to read more, here are some sites to get you started:

http://www.earth360.com/diet_paleodiet_balzer.html

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/

http://paleodiet.com/

http://www.mercola.com/article/carbohydrates/paleolithic_diet.htm

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/10/18/paleo-diet-part-one.aspx

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/10/22/paleo-diet-part-two.aspx

Interesting stuff, isn’t it? So, what do you think? Let me know!

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