Paleolithic Diet

Paleolithic Diet

About Paleolithic Diet

The paleolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic eraa period of about 2.5 million years duration that ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture. In common usage, such terms as the 'Paleolithic diet' also refer to the actual ancestral human diet. Centered on commonly available modern foods, the 'contemporary' Paleolithic diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. There are many different alternatives that are available to replace the foods that have been eliminated.

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