Caveman thoughts: “Carbs? What?. Meat? Good.”
But is this true? A new discovery may prove otherwise.
If you’ve spent anytime at Balance Gym the last couple years, especially around any CrossFit Balance coaches and members, you’ve probably heard all about the Paleolithic diet, also known as “going Paleo” or the “Caveman Diet.” Basically it’s the idea that one should eat like a hunter-gatherer would and one’s meals should consist of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, roots, and nuts; and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.
However, according to a recent article on Wired.com says “Wear patterns and starch grains found on 30,000-year-old stones from Russia, Italy and the Czech Republic suggest plant-based food processing was widespread far earlier than believed.”
In other words, our ancient ancestors may have been grinding grain into flour.
Do you follow the Paleo diet? Does this at all change your views of it?