Have you been following the Paleo diet’s massive success? It’s charted over on Buzzfeed, and it has apparently crushed diets like “gluten free” or “atkins” or “being vegan which I know is not really a diet, I know that” in popularity. The only thing that remains more popular is cupcakes. The diet dictates that you should eat the food eaten by our cavemen ancestors. Their website states:
These foods include fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-ranging beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and game meat, if you can get it), fish, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthful oils (olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia, walnut and flaxseed). Dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods were not part of our ancestral menu.
I’ve been speculating on why this is so appealing to people, and this is what I’ve got.