What is a Paleolithic Diet?

Paleolithic Diet Explained

The Paleolithic Diet is a diet based on the foods that Paleolithic humans might likely have eaten, such as meat, nuts, and berries. A Paleolithic Diet excludes food which Paleolithic humans did not eat, like dairy. The Paleolithic era was a period lasting around 2.5 million years that ended about 10,000 years ago with the advent of agriculture.

Large game animals such as deer were an important source of protein in Paleolithic diets

Large game animals such as deer were an important source of protein in Paleolithic diets

People may have first fermented grapes in animal skin pouches to create wine during the Paleolithic

People may have first fermented grapes in animal skin pouches to create wine during the Paleolithic

The diet is based on the premise that Paleolithic humans evolved nutritional needs specific to the foods available at that time, and that the nutritional needs of modern humans remain best adapted to the diet of their Paleolithic ancestors. Proponents believe that modern human metabolism has been unable to adapt fast enough to handle many of the foods that have become available since the advent of agriculture. Modern humans are maladapted to eating foods such as grain, legumes, and dairy, and in particular the high-calorie processed foods that are a staple of most modern diets. Proponents say that modern humans’ inability to properly metabolize these comparatively new types of food has led to modern-day problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. They claim that followers of the Paleolithic diet enjoy a longer, healthier, more active life.

Some Paleo Diet Products:

Honeywell Raw Organic Pure Honey
This honey is raw in every sense of the word its raw and unfiltered honey gathered from the nectar of fragrant wildflower blossoms. Raw Honey is sweeter and denser than white sugar, so you may find yourself using less.

Bob’s Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal
Flaxseed meal can provide a nutritional punch to many baked goods. Add flaxseed meal to bread, pancakes, muffins, bars, cookies and other recipes for extra nutrition and a nutty flavor. Replace oil or shortening in a recipe with ground flaxseed. Substitute flaxseed at a 3:1 ratio for best results. Use flaxseed meal as an egg replacer in recipes for muffins, cakes, cookies, and pancakes. Use one tablespoon of flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons of liquid to replace each egg cal.

Golden Valley Natural Teriyaki Turkey Jerky
Turkey trot. Turkey jerky that runs on the natural meat taste and flavors of soy sauce, pineapple and apple cider.

You’ll find a delicious fruit smoothie in Real Fruit & Chia Smoothie Snack from Smooch – a pouch for those on-the-go. Each fruit pouch contains the following: 100% natural with no added sugar, sweeteners, concentrates or water Chia seeds and acerola cherry are a natural source of omega-3, vitamin C, fiber and protein Gluten, dairy and nut free Vegan, vegetarian and paleo friendly Only 100 calories and 1 of your daily fruit portions Free from anything artificial.

Love & Nuts Nut and Fruit Bar-5 Bars
Fuel the love with our outrageously delicious mix of nuts, seeds, shredded coconut and fruit. Packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, love nuts swirling flavors, complemented with cinnamon and vanilla, will have your taste buds spouting sonnets. Snack is organic, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, paleo, kosher, non-gmo and free of dairy wheat and oat free

Nick’s Sticks Grass-Fed Beef Snack
This grass-fed beef stick. Our pride and joy. Nicks Sticks beef sticks are chock-full of sunshine and free-range living. You can positively taste the nutritiousness (or is that the deliciousness?) of our staple product. Your brain says order it for being a clean protein, dye-free, nitrate-free, hormone-free, sugar-free, antibiotic-free snack. Your tummy will keep you coming back for the pure pleasure of its beefy taste.