Many people ask the question: What is the Paleo Diet? The Paleo Diet is pretty simple. It comes from the paleolithic era when cavemen were hunting and gathering their foods. This diet is also called the “Hunter-Gatherer Diet”, the “Caveman Diet”, and the “Stone Age Diet”. Man from the paleolithic era would eat meats they hunted and raw foods that they were able to find, until agriculture was developed. After which, man started to eat dairy products, grains and legumes, along with refined and processed foods. The Paleo Diet, of today, follows close to the same layout of which foods to eat and not to eat. It is believed that our bodies are still very similar to those of the paleolithic man – we are not able to digest the foods we have now incorporated into our diets since the paleolithic age. Also the caveman diet is a healthier way to live. With the diet you can avoid diseases and feel stronger, healthier, and more energetic.
What is the Paleo Diet history? In the 1970’s a man named Walter L. Voegtlin wrote a book on the paleo diet. He wrote about how the caveman was a carnivore and that the modern man is the same. Voegtlin suggested that we should eat fats, protein, and a small amount of carbohydrates to be healthy. As a gastroenterologist, Voegtlin, based his information on his own medical treatments of indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and a few others.