Nourishing Diets: How Paleo, Ancestral and Traditional Peoples Really Ate

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In Nourishing Diets: How Paleo, Ancestral and Traditional Peoples Really Ate Sally Fallon Morell, bestselling author of Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Fats (also available from AFP), debunks diet myths to explore what our ancestors around the globe really ate—and what we can learn from them to be healthy, fit, and better nourished, today.

The Paleo craze has taken over the world. It asks curious dieters to look back to their ancestors’ eating habits to discover a “new” way to eat that shuns grains, most dairy, and processed foods. But, while diet books with Paleo in the title sell well—are they correct? Were paleolithic and ancestral diets really grain-free, low-carb, and based on all lean meat?

In Nourishing Diets bestselling author Sally Fallon Morell explores the diets of our primitive ancestors from around the world—from Australian Aborigines and pre-industrialized Europeans to the inhabitants of “Blue Zones” where a high percentage of the populations live to 100 years or more. In looking to the recipes and foods of the past, Fallon Morell points readers to what they should actually be eating—the key principles of traditional diets from across cultures—and offers recipes to help translate these ideas to the modern home cook.

Softcover, 288 pp.

About the Author

SALLY FALLON MORELL is the author of the bestselling cookbook Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD, over 650,000 copies sold), Nourishing Broth (with Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN), and Nourishing Fats. As president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, she is the number one spokesperson for the return of nutrient-dense foods to American tables.

Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 7.6 × .9 × 10.1 in