Wikipedia defines it as this, “The Paleolithic Diet is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era.”
In a nutshell, the Paleo Diet is based on the notion that for optimal health we should go back to eating real, whole, unprocessed foods. It is based on the idea that for many ages our ancestors have eaten a diet consisting of what they could hunt and gather, such as organic vegetables, grass-fed/free range meats, wild seafood, eggs, and some fruits and nuts. The diet leaves out grains, gluten, dairy, legumes, soy, sugar, and any refinined or processed food.
Today’s food markets are riddled with mass-produced and made to last foods. The Paleo Diet leaves the processed, man made foods out. If you spend more time reading the ingredient list on packaged foods than you do trying to navigate the self-checkout kiosk at your local grocer then Paleo foods are right for you.
Paleo offers a solution to the mass production and unknown quality that has become the standard for modern and mainstream foods. The benefits of the Paleo Diet are found in the ingredients and ultimately in the way they make you feel – if it feels wrong eating it, it probably is.