The caveman diet. The Stone Age diet. Whatever you call it, the paleolithic diet is the high-protein eating plan that’s got a lot of people excited. Based on foods that were available to our ancient ancestors, the Paleo plan is credited with weight loss, reduced cholesterol levels, stabilized blood pressure and an increased sense of overall well-being. If you think the Paleo diet is super restrictive, you’re right. If you think this means you cannot tuck into a tasty dessert once in a while, please think again. As long as you make it with Paleo approved ingredients, you can end your evening meal with a decadently sweet treat.
What is the Paleo diet?
The paleolithic diet plan comprises all kinds of meats, fish and other healthful food stuffs that are likely similar to the edibles obtained by our hunter-gatherer ancestors more than a million years ago. Foods that are farmed, such as wheat, legumes, certain produce and modern grains, are not allowed on the Paleo plan. Dairy farms were unheard of in caveman days and for this reason they are also not allowed on the strict albeit healthful paleolithic eating plan.