The essence of the Paleo diet lies in the concept of eating foods eaten by our ancestors for effective weight loss. According to the advocates of the Paleo diet, there are three main factors that cause many people in the modern era to suffer from health problems. First of these factors is the food we eat.
In ancient times, the dishes were not as sophisticated as they are today.
Although they enjoyed spices and herbs, most of them were not processed or canned. People of the Paleolithic period did not use artificial preservatives and additives in preparing for their meals. Even their way of cooking food was different; hunted game were eaten either raw or roasted.
Second, people of the Paleolithic period lived actives lifestyles.
Engaging in physical activities such as hunting and gathering was a custom. Unlike during that time, we consider a sedentary lifestyle a luxury.
Third, the advances in industry, science, and technology have rendered a damaged environment which also affects the health of humans.
With the Paleo diet, weight loss can be achieved if you eat only the foods allowed. Meats, eggs, and seafood are major components of the regular diet during those pre-historical times. Their animals, though, were fed with organic food, particularly pasture and grass. Chickens were fed with insects, greens, and grains. Even fish were caught using natural methods and fed with typical wild fish eats.
In these modern times, wild fish are caught using dynamite and are cultured and fed with feeds. To be able to adhere to the Paleo diet, fish must be eaten only when they are caught fresh from the water without employing harmful methods of catching. At any rate, fish must not have been bred.
For vegetarians, vegetables are highly recommended, except when the vegetables are grown in inorganic ways. Pesticides and fertilizers were not present during the Paleolithic age. There are also no reasons why these harmful chemicals should be used in farming vegetables.