When we think Paleo, we often consider a diet that focuses on a high consumption of animal products. Sometimes this can give the ancient diet a bad rap for being so high in saturated fats. This often fuels controversial debates as to whether the paleo diet is actually that good for you. However according to an Oxford University study, our Paleo ancestors did a lot less hunting and a lot more gathering than we are led to believe. In fact, within Eastern Africa, 80% of our ancestors diet consisted of Tigernuts.
How did Tigernuts sustain our ancestors through evolution?
Tigernuts provided the caveman with an excellent source of nourishment which explains how they survived over a million years to what we are today. Our ancestor’s very survival is thanks to Tigernuts. It’s not hard to believe these little nutritious gems play such a vital role in our evolution as humans. They contain the same amount of iron as red meat does which is essential for our body’s development, growth and performance.
So – modern humans – let’s get on board reintroducing this ancient Paleo superfood!
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