How to Lose Weight on the Paleo Diet
The Original Paleo Diet Involved Eating Other People
Since the became a thing in 2013, it’s blown up in popularity. But a new study published in drops some revelations about the real-deal Paleo diet that might have you off the bandwagon for good.
Researchers from the University of Tübingen in Germany looked at human remains from Belgium that date back to approximately 40,500 to 45,500 years ago and found evidence of cannibalism among the Neanderthals who lived there. What the actual f*ck, you guys.
The team noticed “cut marks, pits, and notches” in the bones, which indicate they had been bitten into by humans. “The remains indicate processes of skinning, cutting up, and extraction of the bone marrow," according to the press release on the study.Ewww.
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The scientists don’t have details on what else these cave-dwellers were consuming, so it’s unclear whether the cannibalistic habits were for purely for sustenance or if they were part of some kind of ritual.
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Although we can assume that modern Paleo practitioners won’t be gnawing on their fellow humans, there are other reasons to abstain from the diet, including the fact that and deficiencies in calcium, riboflavin, and thiamin (most likely due to the lack of dairy). If you decide to give the hunter-gatherer plan a whirl, it’s important to find other sources to ensure you’re getting all the key nutrients your body needs.
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