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<div class="quote-block">What if humans cast aside processed foods and saturated fats in favour of the sort of diet our ape-like ancestors once ate? Nine volunteers gave it a go... and were glad they did so.<br><br><br><br>
Being locked in the zoo and offered bananas to eat is the kind of extreme diet scenario to wake some of us screaming in the night. But that was how a group of volunteers opted to try to cut their blood pressure and cholesterol levels.<br><br><br><br>
They set up home in a tented enclosure at Paignton Zoo, Devon, next to the ape house, in an experiment filmed for TV. The idea, says Jill Fullerton-Smith, who helped organise the trial, was that modern diets, often dominated by processed foods and saturated fats, cause costly health problems.<br><br><br><br>
For example, nearly half Britain's 117,000 annual deaths from coronary heart disease are linked to high cholesterol, according to the British Heart Foundation. And while the government urges everyone to eat five portions of fruit and veg a day, obesity is still rising.<br><br><br><br>
So could an experiment on ordinary people's lives deliver the healthy eating message?<br><br><br><br>
Nine volunteers, aged 36 to 49, took on the 12-day Evo Diet, consuming up to five kilos of raw fruit and veg a day.</div>
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Not exactly a prefect article about vegetarianism...I was turned off when they started eating fish....but this is the kind of thing that might get somebody interested thinking more about a vegetarian diet and perhaps may inspire some to move to a more healthy diet.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Calhoun07</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6248975.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6248975.stm</a><br><br><br><br>
He even managed to hold out at the most tempting time of year. "For the first time in 36 years this year I had vegetables with my Christmas dinner," he says. "Usually, I say no to them and have a few extra roast potatoes instead."<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pirate Ferret</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
So potatoes a kind of meat?<br><br>
O GOD ALL THESE YEARS RUINED</div>
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thought the same thing when i read pot roast potatoes..
 
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