HUMAN GUINEA PIGS EAT APE DIET

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In a British experiment filmed for television, nine
volunteers agreed to set-up camp in a zoo and eat an
ape’s diet for 12 days. The goal of the experiment was
to create a visual documentary of the types of reactions
that would take place from giving up standard processed
foods in favor of a diet eaten for hundreds of millions
of years by our ancestors. The diet included 2,300 calories
of fruits, vegetables, nuts and honey each day. Fish
oil was introduced part way through the experiment to
reflect a hunter-gatherer’s diet. Once getting over
withdrawal symptoms from caffeine and excitotoxins in
their standard diets, the volunteers reported increased
energy levels. Experiment volunteers all lost weight
and substantially decreased cholesterol and blood pressure
levels.
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