I have recently found a Paleo Recipes Book and started to ask myself questions on how we can improve our diet to be more in line with what we as humans are genetically designed to thrive on. My personal experience has convinced me that hunter-gatherer food choices work incredibly well for humans. In this article I look at how our diets today have changed dramatically from food choices that best suit us, the Paleo diet, and what the effect of this has on our health and how we can eat to suit our genetic heritage.
We evolved as hunter gatherers and genetically our bodies run optimally when we eat in line with our genes. Would you feed a rabbit meat, or a lion grains? Many of today's illnesses exist purely as a result of the mismatch between what we are designed to eat and how we actually eat. Here are 10 key ways the standard diet today is dramatically different from that of Paleo / Hunter & Gatherer diets, how this affects our health and how we can correct each so that we eat in line with our genes to maximise health.
When you choose a weight loss diet and you decide to stick to it, the first thing you must do is see which foods you are allowed to eat and which are prohibited. It is the same thing with the Paleo diet, except the Paleo diet food list is considerably longer and more generous that in the case of any other diet. The biggest problem most people face is coming to terms with the fact that they have to give up many foods they love. Well, the Paleo diet food list will show you just how wrong this idea is.