Explore the history of ancestral eating habits and living. Correlating many points of why modern civilization has put us humans on a new steady decline of health and longevity.
Our genetic makeup is still very close to our ancestors from hundreds of years ago. We have not changed much at all.
Paleo Diet makes a strong case for modern-day human dietary reform and documents exactly where society has gone wrong in the kitchen.
The theory outlined is based on the fact that our genes are still so closely linked with our ancestors so it then means our diet should also be similar.
“Although their life expectancy was shorter, deaths were often caused by outside factors such as extreme weather conditions, accidents, infections, and predatory animals. They did not suffer from chronic or degenerative diseases such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease. These diseases emerged only when we shifted to agriculture ‐ modern diseases are the consequence of civilization, the result of a mismatch of our genetic makeup and our lifestyle.”
We don’t eat the same, exercise the same (remember they had to hunt and gather) and yet our bodies are the same.
Even the meat we eat contains more fat and full of drugs unlike the wild and free animals of our forefathers.
This report states that humans used to eat a more balanced diet of 65% meat and 35% gathered food, (depending on season and availability of course) so with this their core diet was also naturally changing with the season.
Kinda cool to think about huh!
Vitamins and minerals came from fresh source and not some freeze dried / ingredient-stuffed pill. Berries, roots, bulbs, seeds, fruits, flowers, melons, nuts, leaves, roots and stalks.
What surprised me to read was that grains were not common in the Paleo diet and were cooked thoroughly if consumed at all, which goes a long way in explaining why wheat intolerance continues to plague society.
By the way – Paleo Diet is Gluten Free
The maximum processed a food got was when mama ancestor pre-chewed baby ancestors food 🙂
“Our bodies are not genetically equipped to handle processed carbohydrates, let alone an excess of them. Yet, we are often consuming excessive amounts which can result in a weakened immune system, diabetes, obesity and many other chronic illnesses…with the Paleo diet the main source of carbohydrates is fruits and vegetables — the same way it was for our ancestors.”