Why We Should Eat Like Our Ancestors Did

Why We Should Eat Like Our Ancestors Did

When it comes to the food in today’s world, there are so many choices available that it can be really difficult to know which foods are good for you and which aren’t. It wasn’t long ago when food choices were much more basic, with meats and fruits and vegetables and legumes and grains being the foundation, and accordingly these food selections made up most of our main meals.

Our Food System Has Changed

It was about 60 years ago when our food system began to change. Women began to work out of the home, which sent a message to food manufacturers that maybe they could do something to help make the lives of these women a bit easier. From this realization, food companies began to make pre-made foods such as TV dinners and canned soups. Due to the popularity of these premade foods, food companies began to create more ‘convenience foods’, like those prepackaged donuts and cinnamon rolls that are so easy to grab and go. Unfortunately, in order to make these foods last as long as they possibly could, preservatives and additives were included into the mix. It’s amazing that the idea of keeping these premade foods healthy was not even on the table. Only until the past few years or so has the food revolution begun to take place, which can be attributed to all the diseases and general unhealthiness that so many people are experiencing nowadays. Finally! The light is being shined on the topic of food and people are beginning to slowly jump on board with the idea that they need to eat healthy if they want to be and feel good.

Why We Should Eat Like Our Ancestors Did

Eating like our ancestors really amounts to eating clean and nutritious foods, and not the ‘food’ that some companies are selling nowadays. That’s why the Paleo Diet is such a great idea – because it includes a list of healthy and natural foods that you can easily follow. Since our ancestors weren’t able to stop off at the corner market they had to either hunt or harvest their food. The Paleo Diet Plan includes lots of great choices, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. The Paleo Diet Plan will not only have you feeling so much (better because you’re eating clean food), if you have any physical issues you just might be surprised at how much better you’re going to feel after only a few weeks of eating the Paleo way. And if you’re overweight, you will definitely lose some pounds, which will allow you to not only feel better your body will start functioning better, too. Essentially, if you have any health issues – high blood pressure, food allergies and/or intolerances, etc. – you’re going to benefit from eating the Paleo way.

Bottom Line

Our ancestors knew how to find and eat healthy foods, and were much healthier because of it. Health issues for the most part are modern day issues, of which many have been traced to a bad diet. Try eating the Paleo way today if you want to have lots of energy and feel great. This simple way of eating is not a fad and instead should become a way of eating for the rest of your life. Imagine eating a diet that’s gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free and legume-free, yet provides you with all the necessary nutrients you need to be healthy. So what are you waiting for?

About the Author:

Laura Foor is a writer with a focus on eating healthy foods and supporting the resources that will allow this to happen. She graduated from UCB with a degree in Conservation & Resource Studies, with an emphasis on Sustainable Agriculture in local communities. She loves writing about a what it takes to build a healthy food system, and loves sharing her love of breakfast with others.