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What fruits and vegetables are allowed on the 14-day Paleo diet?

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Fruits and vegetables allowed on the 14-day Paleo diet include almost all fresh fruits and vegetables. However, dieters should avoid potatoes, corn, canned or processed vegetables and legumes, according to the Paleo Diet website.

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The Paleo diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate diet that is based on fresh meat, vegetables, eggs and nuts. It involves cutting dairy, added sugars, seed oils, grains, legumes. The goal is to eat foods that more closely resemble those that early humans ate, based on the assumption that the human body is not able to handle many modern processed foods, as reported by Paleo Magazine.

Paleo dieters can choose from fresh fruits and vegetables such as celery, onions, eggplant, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumber, spinach, lettuce, kale, beets, mushrooms, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, bananas, strawberries, grapes and oranges. For example, dieters could eat fruit and eggs for breakfast, snack on fresh fruit, eat a salad for lunch, and include plenty of vegetable sides at dinner. Dieters can find meal plans and recipes on Paleo dieting websites such as Paleo Leap, Paleo Magazine and the Paleo Diet.

When possible, Paleo dieters should choose locally grown organic produce. They can also grow their own fruits and vegetables and eat seasonally.

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