How The Stone Age Diet or The Hunter-Gatherer Diet Can Change Your Life


How The Stone Age Diet or The Hunter-Gatherer Diet Can Change Your Life

The Stone Age diet is known as an all-organic diet, and it is also touted as the low-carb and high-fat diet that can cleanse the body of toxins and additives of the modern processed foods epidemic.

Obesity, heart diseases, and food allergies (like gluten intolerance, celiac disease, diabetes, and other autoimmune disorders) have been on the rise for the last few decades.

What hasn’t eased these numbers in the last few years is the rising number of additives, like high fructose corn syrup, sodium, and ‘bad’ saturated fats in commercially processed cooking oils, and gluten in grains, wheat, and all its by-products.

We can’t put an end to the production of these un-organic foods,

But we can protect ourselves from further invasion of harmful diseases that may eventually cripple our bodies because of the empty calories they represent and their zero nutritional value.

Even fortified processed foods that claim to have Vitamins and minerals to make them look more appealing can be deceiving because of the really low percentage of nutrients present in the foods.

Even then, you may not be able to absorb those nutrients because of the presence of proteins that can inhibit our body’s nutrient absorption by binding themselves to the nutrients and not letting them enter your bloodstream.

First, let us clarify what ingredients to avoid with the Stone Age diet lifestyle.

  • Grains:

Avoid all grains like rice, barley, wheat, rye, quinoa, millet, corn, amaranth, oats, etc. as all of these contain gluten.

  • Starchy vegetables:

This means white potatoes. The high starch and high sugar content is not on the recommended list in the Paleo diet.

  • Sugar:

Eliminate sugar from your diet and stick to raw honey and Paleo substitutes such as unsweetened maple syrup (grade B) that avoid raising blood sugar levels exponentially.

  • Industrial and seed oils:

Avoid vegetable and seed oils like peanut oils, sunflower, canola, etc. Because they are higher in ‘bad’ saturated fats, require more processing to become edible, and easily go rancid, which creates health issues. Try olive, coconut, ghee, and pure grass-fed butter oils.

  • Legumes:

All kinds of beans whether they be peas, mung beans, broad beans, garbanzo beans, lima beans, and/or peanuts. They have always been touted as healthy proteins, but are also high in carbohydrates and increase insulin release in your body.

  • Dairy:

Another food source that increases insulin levels in human beings and can contain additives, antibiotics, and growth hormones that can all be harmful to your health.

  • Sodium:

Use less sodium as it is known to cause bloating, and water retention and is harmful to the human body in higher quantities. Limit your sodium consumption to 1000mg a day. Most processed foods contain sodium (canned beans, pre-made foods, deli meats, etc.) Try using sea salt instead it’s a healthier Stone Age diet option.


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