Should You Eat a Strict Paleo Diet?

Our preagricultural ancestors ate healthy, nutrient-packed diets. Paleolithic diets were high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 and contained no highly processed foods, dairy foods, refined sugar, refined grains, or added salt. Moreover, most all of the foods on the Paleolithic menu had a high satiety … [Read More...]

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