Paleolithic diet


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Paleolithic diet

A diet that mimics the food choices of modern hunter-gatherer societies or primitive human cultures. It includes nuts, fruits, vegetables, wild game, and fish and typically derives about 21% of its calories from fat. See: evolution diet.
See also: diet
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Agricultural revolution with efficient production of grains, legumes, and potatoes, which are the very foods prohibited by the Paleolithic diet and discontinuation of a diet of mostly animal foods, believing that our ancestors actually did, marks the dawn of civilization that encompasses our advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development [52].
SUITABILITY OF THE PALEOLITHIC DIET TO MODERN HUMANS
40) The Mediterranean diet, while exceedingly healthier than the standard American diet, was also recently shown to be far less effective than a Paleolithic diet including root veggies.
Moreover, paleolithic diets were protein rich--about twice as high as contemporary diets--and essentially all from animal sources.
Some combination of the Mediterranean and Paleolithic diets will be ideal for most people.
From a clinical perspective, I've often asked myself, is it possible that grain-limiting diets, paleolithic diets, gluten-free diets, and carbohydrate-limiting diets are helpful because they also limit our exposure to mycotoxins?