What Did the Caveman Really Eat?

What Did the Caveman Really Eat?

What did the caveman eat? What is the paleo diet? Is it best to eat only plants or only meat? I get a lot of important questions like these from people. Let’s clear things up.




0:08 Should you eat only vegetables or only meat?
0:15 What people ate 780,000 years ago
1:13 Vitamin C 
1:28 Digestion 
2:47 Vitamin B12
2:55 Omega 3 
3:26 The summary 

In this video, I’m going to talk about the paleo diet. People have asked me whether or not they should be more of a vegan or carnivore. I personally believe you should consume a diet with a combination of plants and animal products.

Several archeologists found direct evidence at a site in northern Israel of what people ate 780,000 years ago. It was a combination of plants and animals. In other places around the world, people would eat pretty much whatever they could get. 

Based on this article, the archeologists found that these humans ate a large range of plants, including:

• Thistle seed
• Water lilies 
• Acorns 
• Water chestnuts
• Olives 
• Some fruit (Fruit was very different then, it was much less sweet and was seasonal.)

These humans also consumed:

• Elephant brains 
• Whole animals 
• Insects

A few interesting points: 

• A lot of animals can make their own vitamin C, whereas humans can’t. Humans are dependent on food to get vitamin C. Vitamin C also comes from plants. 

• If you look at the structure and function of our digestive system, you can see that we need both animal and plant type foods. 

• B12 mainly comes from animal products indicating that we need animal products.

• Humans also need omega 3 fatty acids, primarily DHA and EPA, which mainly come from fish. 

I believe it’s best to consume foods that satisfy the body’s nutritional requirements. That’s why I think a balance of both animal products and plants is a good combination. 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Thanks for watching! What did the caveman eat, and should you eat like one? Should you go on a paleo diet, or what should you consume instead? I hope this video helps to answer your questions.

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