"Paleolithic diets, caveman diets, primal diets and the like, urge us to remember the good ole days. Taken too literally, such diets are ridiculous. After all, like all wild species, sometimes our ancestors starved to death and the starving to death diet, well, it ends badly…for the sake of argument, that it would be a good idea to eat like our ancestors ate. Just what did they eat?"
If you really are serious about being Paleo I’d suggest reading up on what that really means. The intimate studies of our gut, the historical circumstances, the comparisons to other primates. Exactly how much meat you should be eating in order to replicate the eating habits of our ancestors? Well one things for sure, you should incorporate insects as largely the “meat” part of your diet. No? Don’t want to eat insects, or guts, or rats? Then perhaps you aren’t really eating Paleo and stop trying to make us Vegans devour meat like its our God given right.
We are all different, our bodies have evolved differently depending on agricultural circumstances. Whether its from a diary farmer of seaweed farming. Our bodies change depending on what was available at the time. Someone of Asian decent, don’t have the same gut bacteria as those who family grew up in Europe for example. Stop blanketing everyones health issue with a broad brush and just accept that people are different.
“Our guts are special because they are less specialized. They can accomodate so many changes in the foods that surround us, can accomodate unusual abundance and a certain amount of scarcity: we can even eat some of the world’s more difficult foodstuffs: grains, leaves, and plants. Berries, nuts, meats, sugars, those are easy. Eating them together is pretty rare.” - Gregor Yanega
Though the article below shows that our ancestors weren’t exclusively vegetarians… this doesn’t stop me from being a Vegan whatsoever. Because we deal with something our ancestors didn’t, animal cruelty, animal farming and so on. Once this is completely eradicated as social norms, then I’ll change my mind, but it probably won’t in my lifetime, so therefore I’ll stay Vegan.
please read this: Human Ancestors Were Nearly All Vegetarians