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The Healthy Programmer by Joe Kutner

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Balanced Nutrition Over Idiosyncratic Diets

Paleolithic humans were not necessarily healthy. In fact, they were probably malnourished,[45] which contributed to their very short lifespans. Why, then, would you try to follow a diet that was similar to theirs?

If a Paleolithic diet helps you control your weight, makes you happy, and keeps you satisfied, then by all means do it. But you have to make sure you’re getting the right nutrients—scurvy won’t make you happy (although you’re more likely to end up with heart disease than scurvy from the paleo diet[46]). The paleo diet isn’t the only diet that you have to watch out for—most fashionable diet trends tend to be idiosyncratic and unbalanced.

Creating a nutritious diet is actually pretty simple. ...

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