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Foods to Avoid on the Caveman Diet

The majority of foods in discussed in this article comprise roughly ninety percent of all food allergies! The Paleo Diet is considered to be the world’s healthiest diet because it eliminates all of these foods.


The jury is still out on this one as far as paleo diet experts go. Some will tell you to avoid it all-together, others will tell you dairy is okay in modest portions but only when in its most natural state. As for our ancient ancestors; they didn’t eat or drink any kinds of dairy products before animals were domesticated.

The problem with the diary products lining grocery shelves is that it is highly processed and pasteurized which significantly denatures milk of its proteins and kills beneficial enzymes and bacteria. The milk itself comes from very unhealthy cows, and unhealthy cows produce unhealthy milk. These cows are fed grains, corn products, and soy-all of which are listed in this post as foods to avoid on the paleo diet-and often given growth hormones and antibiotics. If you must have dairy, try to find a source that is local and not commercialized.tumblr_mjkrmwFU7t1rfilm1o1_500Legumes

A legume is seed that splits when it ripens. Legumes include beans (kidney beans, pinto beans, and broad beans), peanuts, soybeans, chickpeas, and lentils. The problem with legumes is that they contain phytates which inhibit absorption and cause inflammation.

Our ancient ancestors didn’t eat grains because grains are inedible when they’re not cooked. Up until 100,000 years ago, the cooking process hadn’t even been discovered yet. When it was discovered that cooked grains were edible, the grain feasting began; and it has been an uphill battle for our bodies to adapt ever since.

Are you wondering what a legume is? A legume is a seed that splits as it matures. Types of legumes include kidney beans, pinto beans, broad beans, peanuts, soybeans, chickpeas, and lentils. Legumes are a problem because they contain phytates which prevents absorption leading to inflammation.

Dairy is actually the focus of a very heated debate in the paleo world. Some paleo experts will say a little dairy is okay, others will demand that dairy be avoided all-together. As for ancient humans, they never had the opportunity to debate about dairy. In paleolithic times, there were no domesticated animals.

Our ancestors didn’t consume grains due to the lack of cooking processes. It’s only been within the last 100,000 years that humans discovered how cooking grains made them edible. Our bodies have been struggling to adapt ever since.

Processed, Refined, and Artificial Sugars

Many of the dairy items found in grocery stores are highly pasteurized and processed, causing dairy to be stripped of its proteins. The process also kills necessary enzymes and bacteria. Not to mention that the animals producing milk are very unhealthy, which causes them to produce equally unhealthy milk. These animals are often given hormones and antibiotics; and fed grains, corn products, and soy-all foods that most of the population have some form of allergy to. If dairy is a must-have for you, look for a local manufacturer who does not mass produce.

No More Refined, Artificial, and Processed Sugars

Trans Fats

The problem with grains is that they also contain lectin, as well as gluten. Lectin and gluten are both linked to digestive diseases and inflammatory problems. Most grains and breads found in grocery stores contain enriched flour, which break down very quickly into sugar. This sugar is released into the blood stream, causing blood sugar levels to fluctuate. Fluctuating blood sugar levels is the culprit behind cravings, fatigue, and constant feelings of hunger.

Want to enjoy the permanent loss of weight and acne? Avoid these foods at all costs. Your body will thank you with a slimmer physique and acne-free skin!

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