So I am new to Paleo, and have been doing a lot of research to make sure that I am making the right choice by switching to a Paleo lifestyle. I think i've figured out a lot of things, but I just want to make sure I am on the right lines here?
From what I can gather, it seems that:
(1) the balance between omega 3/omega 6 is vital - so as to stop inflammation and therefore 'diseases of civilisation' (2) by avoiding Grains/Dairy/Legume means you avoid inflammation
So, I understand that no inflammation within the body = good health
BUT, what I don't understand is why so many people seem to be basing their Paleo diets around meat when they are high in omega 6's? And, when looking at studies of the Kitavans, they eat a lot of fish (i.e. a lot of omega 3) and rarely any proper meat (occasional wildfowl).
I know they are only an example, but it is a source of confusion to me as to why everyone is eating so much meat?
Also, with regards to fat (specifically saturated fat), I think that a Paleo diet does need these fats but not from animal sources.
So, yes my question is why are there so many Paleo people focussing their diet around meat when surely it should be around vegetables/fruits/tubers etc? Thanks!