Eat like a caveman: Sinking your teeth into the Paleo diet

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A popular eating plan in recent years has been the Paleo diet, based on foods presumed to have been eaten by our hunter-gatherer ancestors during the Palaeolithic era, or Old Stone Age, about 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. It consists largely of vegetables and fruit – mainly berries – seeds, nuts, eggs, fish and meat, and excludes grains, dairy products and sugar. Consequently, it’s high in protein and fat, and low in carbohydrates. “Proponents of the Paleo diet believe that what people ate then is beneficial to health today,” says nutritionist Astrid Donalies, spokeswoman for the German Nut…

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