We always try and cut through the hype and get to the root of anything. Paleo is popular right now, and we have Brian Rigby get to the roots of Paleo and separate fact from fiction for you. here is part 2 of the series
Did Our Ancestors Actually Eat The Paleo Diet?
If you’ve had the good fortune to travel around the world, you know that people eat different things everywhere. There is a very reasonable explanation for this: what is available here may not be there, and vice-versa.
The Paleo Diet seems to have missed this note, however, because they would have everyone eat like a Northern European.
Northern Europeans certainly ate more meat and less carbohydrates than we typically do today because they were constrained by seasons. When snow falls, plants die back and become difficult to cultivate for food. Animals, however, stay very much alive, even if they migrate. For this reason alone, animals were a large part of the Northern European’s diet.
What about ancestral people living on the equator, though, where there is typically at least fruit available for much, if not all, of the year, and where plants never die back? Meat was still undoubtedly a part of all our Paleolithic ancestors’ diets, but it’s also very likely that those of us whose ancestors came from warmer regions of the globe ate significant amounts of plants and carbohydrates as well.
Were Our Ancestors’ Diets Really That Healthy?
A very large assumption about the Paleo Diet is that it is a healthy diet. The reasoning may go a few ways: ancestral wisdom, evolutionary adaptation, or just plain old being in tune with nature. What all of these arguments lack is necessity. Our ancestors had far fewer choices diet-wise than we do today. It is quite likely a large part of their diet was dictated by what was available. Northern Europeans didn’t eat a lot of meat because it was good for them, they ate a lot of meat because it was available.
Evolutionary adaptation is a particularly interesting tact, because adaptation doesn’t always mean longer, healthier lives—sometimes it just means better odds of passing on genes. This sideways motion of evolution actually creates an argument against the Northern European Paleo Diet, particularly for the very individuals who are supposedly most adapted to it!
Next: Did Our Ancestors Really Eat A Low-Carb, High-Protein Diet?
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