The oldest diet around
The paleolithic diet is simple - based on foods humans ate prior to agriculture. It includes red meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, some nuts, seeds, vegetables, roots, fruit and mushrooms. It is based on the premise that humans are adapted to the diet of their ancestors in cave man times.
Proponents believe it eliminates allergies and food intolerances especially as it contains no dairy products or grains which are the 2 main causes of food sensitivities in our times. It also eliminates potatoes which are thought to aggrevate arthritis.
SBS Food Investigators program is running a trial diet which shows how a modern couple progress on this ancient diet.
Geraldine Georgeou is a dietician who bases her healthy eating plan on the Paleo diet. It includes recipes and a shopping list.
Interestingly it is also the foods, now often recommended, to introduce to your baby when they commence eating solids - starting with the vegetables.