Despite health claims for eating like our ancestors, the Paleo diet causes more harm than good, removing essential food groups and causing potential damage to your kidneys and liver.
You’ve probably heard about the Paleo diet; maybe you’ve even tried it. This primal eating trend is everywhere, encouraging us to eat like our ancient ancestors did. Paleo proponents argue, to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider basic.
Promising everything from fat loss, to more energy, and clearer skin, Paleo certainly has its appeal. However, the insanely popular Paleo diet, which shuns dairy, legumes, grains, and processed junk foods in favor of nuts, meat, fruits, and vegetables, has some seriously fatal flaws (no pun intended).
While it is true that caveman got their nutrients from plants, seeds, and animals, the true caveman diet consisted of eating other people!
Does Paleo Mean Eating Other People?
Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany found that Neanderthals had a taste for human bones and meat. The study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that cannibalism dates back as far as 45,000 years ago.
Neanderthal remains discovered in France and the Iberian Peninsula bear cut marks, as well as percussion indentations that show the bones were crushed on purpose to extract the marrow.
These indications allow us to assume that the Neanderthals practiced cannibalism. The many remains of horses and reindeer found in Goyet were processed the same way.
A study published in 2009 suggested that humans (Homo Sapiens) ate the species to extinction. Neanderthals met a violent end at the hands of Homo Sapiens, and in some cases, we ate them.
This is just one of the many flaws of the Paleo Diet.