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Why is the "Paleo diet" supposed to be healthy?

Asked by LuckyGuy (34730points) January 16th, 2014

The Paleo diet is modeled after the foods that early man had available: meats, fruits, no processed foods, etc… the foods that were around 20,000 years ago. The foods we evolved to digest.

Why is that supposed to be healthy? What was the life expectancy of a Paleo man? Didn’t they get much more exercise than we do today? Should the Paleo diet also require more exercise and living in an uncontrolled temperature environment as well?
I don’t get it. What am I missing?

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