What Is The Paleo Diet?

The Paleo diet is a modern-day take on the dietary pattern of humans living during the Paleolithic or “Old Stone Age” era, which was about 2.5 million years ago. During the Paleolithic era, humans followed a diet that was composed of plants like root vegetables, seeds, nuts, and protein sources such as wild game, seafood, and insects.1

The modern-day Paleo diet was popularized by scientist Loren Cordain, who wrote the 2002 book “The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat,” which outlined Cordain’s take on the Paleo diet and how it can be used to improve overall health.

Because the Paleo diet is based on the diet of people living millions of years ago, it restricts many foods that are common in modern diets, such as grains, legumes, dairy, and added sugar. Read more…

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