Is a Paleo Diet Healthier Than Standard Nutritional Guidelines?

Most everyone agrees that we eat too much processed food.  The evidence is in our expanding waistlines and the growing ranks of type-2 diabetes sufferers.

But does the secret to less obesity and better health really lie in eating  like our caveman ancestors, who evolved to be hunter-gatherers? Proponents of a paleo diet say it does and that if you eschew grains, dairy, legumes and added sugar in favor of protein, nonstarchy vegetables and healthy fats, you will look and feel better. Many nutritionists aren’t buying it. They say we’re biologically different from our Paleolithic predecessors and that diets that ban whole categories of relatively unprocessed foods are too restrictive and flawed from a nutritional standpoint.

What do you think? Should we eat like cavemen? Let us know your thoughts by filling out the form below. (Results and excerpted comments will be published in a future Wall Street Journal article.)

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