The Paleo and Primal diets are also known as the “caveman” diet because for the past 200,000 years, humans have biologically adapted best to whole foods: plants, meat, seafood; all of which are packed with the nutrients our bodies evolved to thrive on.
Agriculture came on the scene much more recently; approximately 10,000 years ago—a tiny fraction of our evolutionary history. Research has shown that this simply is not enough time for humans to completely adapt to eating modern foods like wheat, sugar, chemically processed vegetable and seed oils, and other “Neolithic” foods. Theories exist that indicate many autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and rampant obesity are all due to our North American diets, which are high in the modern foods listed above. Especially sugar.
Paleo and Primal diets are a healthy way of living, and these diets are what our bodies have adapted to for ages!