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Paleo Diet: Is It Healthy?

Supporters of the paleo diet claim that by eating the way our ancestors did more than 10,000 years ago, you will lose weight and get healthy.

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It’s a diet free of most grains, beans, legumes, and potatoes since those foods weren’t available during the paleolithic era. However, there is evidence to suggest that certain grains and tubers were in fact part of the Neanderthal diet.

Without those starches, a typical paleo menu relies heavily on grass-fed lean meat, fish, eggs, and oil. Nuts, fruits, and vegetables are also permitted.

Millions sing paleo’s praises, but are they off key?

“The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined by Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD, to get to the bottom of the paleo diet. They are separating myth from fact by examining the true effect the diet can have on your health.

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