What is Paleo?
Evolution is a beautiful thing (goodbye tail, hello opposable thumbs!), but somewhere between crawling out of the primordial ooze and cloning sheep, our dietary ideals took a real nosedive. The Paleo diet is about returning to the good old days, when we ate real food – food that grazed on and grew in the ground around us and swam in the water we drank from. If your cave dwelling ancestors could’ve gotten dressed up in their finest work furs and hunted it, picked it, or foraged for it, it’s probably Paleo.
Basically, Paleo is the idea that our bodies are meant to consume things like meat, seafood, fruit vegetables, nuts, and seeds as close to their unadulterated forms as possible. When we start filling up our bellies with processed foods that bear little resemblance to anything actually found in nature, things can get messy. Our systems don’t recognize the chemical-riddled artificially-colored monstrosities we far too often try to ingest, and the resulting struggle may very well be the reason that widespread problems like heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, and chronic fatigue are on the rise.
The answer? By overhauling your diet and returning to a simper, tastier time, you give your body the nutritious food it recognizes. Instead of making yourself sick, with Paleo you hold in each forkful of fresh, nutrient-filled food the power to help heal yourself and begin living a strong, happy, and healthy life.