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Paleo Diet: Fad or Science?

by Berkeley Wellness  

"Paleo diets"—high in animal protein and low in carbohydrates—are widely promoted for health and weight loss, but they're based more on supposition than science—mainly because it's impossible to generalize about what early humans ate.

As discussed in an article in the Quarterly Review of Biology, early humans lived in ecological niches with widely varying food sources over many millennia and appar­ently ate whatever they could gather or kill. True, evidence suggests they rarely developed heart disease or cancer, but that's because they usually didn't live long enough to develop them, not because they had healthy diets.

See also: Delicious, Healthy Beef Recipes.