The Paleo diet assumes eating foods and drinking beverages that are at their most natural forms. Paleo is short for Palaeolithic; it is the era where our early ancestors appeared on earth. This diet therefore follows what a Paleolithic man ate: freshly caught fish, game and meats, eggs, fruits and vegetables. There is room for food additives, flavorings and chemicals to preserve food. Proponents of the Paleo diet believe that by following what our ancient ancestors ate, we will also be able to achieve healthy and strong bodies like what a Paleolithic man had.