You’ve no doubt heard about or even tried the diet which claims eating like our ancestors tens of thousands of years ago is the best way.
The Palaeolithic (Paleo) diet or more commonly referred to as the Caveman diet, on face value, is a healthy way of eating.
It’s based on eating wholesome, unprocessed and unrefined foods, sticking to foods that proponents claim were not around in the palaeolithic era including dairy products, grains, legumes, processed oils, and refined sugar.
It is suggested that the emergence of these food groups in our diet with the advent of agriculture has given rise to the problems of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
I’m in agreement that high calorie, processed foods and the input of sugar into almost all foods is damaging our bodies and is a major factor in ill health.
But if you look deeper into what the diet purports, you realise that it’s just another well marketed, fad diet and that eliminating certain food groups entirely is not the way forward to sustainable health and weight management.