The Caveman Diet




The Caveman Diet is also known as the Paleolithic Diet, Paleo Diet and Stone Age Diet.

The basic principle of the Caveman Diet is simple, we are to eat only what can be picked, foraged or hunted, and in the most natural state possible.


When our ancestors discovered fire and began cooking their food, the course of history was changed dramatically




Rules of The Caveman Diet




The rules of the Paleolithic Diet are:

DO NOT eat any of the following:

Grains- including bread, pasta, noodles

Beans- including string beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, snow-peas and peas

Potatoes

Dairy products

Sugar

Salt

DO eat the following:

Meat, chicken and fish

Eggs

Fruit

Vegetables (especially root vegetables, but no potatoes or sweet potatoes)

Nuts, eg. walnuts, brazil nuts, macadamia, almond. Do not eat peanuts (a bean) or cashews

Berries- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc.



You are probably wondering why grains, beans and potatoes are forbidden when they are foods that can be gathered. Grains include wheat, corn, barley, rice, sorghum, millet and oats. Grain based foods also include products such as flour, bread, noodles and pasta.

These foods entered the diet of New Stone Age (Neolithic) man, and Cavemen Diet followers refer to them as Neolithic foods, and therefore not part of the Paleolthic diet.

I can highly recommend this diet. There is no way you will go hungry, as you can eat as much as you like. Try to eat the fruit and vegetables in their most natural state, cooking them will destroy enzymes.

This is the diet we evolved on, and is correct for our genes. It is full of nutrients. Strictly speaking it is not a fad diet as one could stick to it for life. I followed it for about ten days, and lost approximately four pounds, but more importantly I also lost several inches. As I am not a big fan of eating meat I ate plenty of nuts, eggs, salad and fruit.






Ray Audette is author of Neanderthin. He has followed the Caveman Diet for 15 years after being diagnosed at 33, with diabetes. As he was already suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and walked with a cane, this was not good news. Tired of being sick, he decided to take his health into his own hands, which lead him to studying Paleolithic nutrition, and to writing Neanderthin. Within weeks of trying a natural diet, his blood sugar levels were normal; the arthritic pain was gone; his muscle tone improved, and he lost 25 pounds. Although he eats like a caveman he does most of his gathering in the supermarket.

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The Caveman Diet




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