Going Old School with the Caveman Diet

In a quest to achieve optimal weight, many people are taking it back to the old school as the original hip hop lyricists used to say. The latest diet craze recommends taking cues from the Paleolithic Age of hunters and gathers and cutting out some modern food groups. According to the Paleo Diet, aka the Caveman Diet, you eat a diet that's gluten-free, but rich in lean, organic meats, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, fruit and nuts. As much as possible should be sourced locally. You exclude grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar and processed oils.

In a recent WebMD survey, health specialists agreed that better health can be achieved on the Paleo, but still indicated that moderation is the key to overall well-being. Studies have found that people who eat diets high in whole grains, beans, and low-fat dairy tend to be healthier because these foods are nutrient-rich and there are mountains of research about the health benefits of diets that include, not exclude, these foods.

It would benefit society to mimic our ancestors because they actually lived on what they could produce, hunt and gather. However, just like today’s rap music, there is nothing wrong with mixing a little old school with the new.

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