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UNDERSTANDING PALEO According to Tripti Gupta, founder, iPink The Color Of Health, Palaeolithic or Paleo diets are all about eating like our ancestors did. Therefore, this diet is also known as the caveman diet or the hunter- gatherer diet, where the aim is to eat as naturally as possible, opting for grass-fed meats, an abundance of fruits and vegetables and other wholesome foods like nuts and seeds. This diet omits dairy foods, cereal grains, starchy vegetables as well as sugar and refined foods, as it believes that the change from a hunting and gathering diet (rich in wild fruits and vegetables) to an agricultural diet (rich in cereal grains) gave rise to modern chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Hollywood elebrities that are known to be following the Paleo diet are Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Biel, Miley Cyrus and Meghan Fox. l intolerant, gluten sensitive, have a carb-sensitive digestive system can benefit from this diet. It is essentially designed for weight loss. FOOD TO INCLUDE IN PALEO DIET: l l l l l l l l l Meats: Beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork. Fish and seafood: Salmon, trout, haddock, shrimp, shellfish etc. Eggs. All fibrous vegetables Fruits: Apples, bananas, oranges, pears, avocados, str