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“The short answer is that people believe what they want to believe”

Science! Accept, don’t question.

It’s actually happened.

After decades of research filled with millions of meals eaten by hundreds of thousands of subjects, the verdict is in. Science is now ready to proclaim the healthiest way to eat: one diet to rule them all.

So which is it? Atkin’s, perhaps? Or Paleo? Low-Carb? Low-Fat? South Beach? Raw? Fruitarian? Veganism?

The answer, my friends, is none of the above. But it could also be all of the above. That’s because healthiest diet isn’t a specific diet at all. It’s the absence of a diet.

This is not a sudden, world-changing, mind-altering finding. It is not well suited to a blaring news headline. It is not share fodder on social media. What it is, however, is a realization that surfaced gradually and methodically: Science will never conclusively prove that a single diet is the best diet.

Further support for this notion comes from a simple glance back at the history of our species. Mankind has populated almost every corner of the earth, and in every diverse situation, humans were able to survive, even thrive, on whatever food their homes had to offer.

Even more convincing evidence has been found by observing those who have lived the longest. The University of California-Irvine’s 90+ Study has tracked thousands of Americans who’ve made it to age 90 and beyond, yielding an unprecedented wealth of information about their lifestyle habits. For lead investigators Claudia Kawas and Maria Corrada, the most surprising finding they made is that most participants didn’t seem to be too concerned with their health.

Boy, the let’s-all-be-miserable-together collectivists ain’t gonna like that one much.

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  1. Lots of protein-chicken, turkey, fish, a little grass fed beef, game and eggs. Raw veggies, brown rice and whole grain bread are the bulk of my “diet” No sugar at all, a little wine & green tea and an hour+/day pushing iron.

    Works for me. I’m 63 and am mistaken for mid 40s all the time. Of course the happiness my 2 GSD and parrot bring into my life coupled with the pure joy of what I do also are huge contributors.

    Now if i wasn’t watching buy country doing the Big Swirly, it’d be bliss.

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