TOEIC® Style Reading Questions : Part 7

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avoid • adapted • ancestors • ancient
regime • agriculture • dramatically • cavemen
  1. She has very quickly to her new school by making many new friends.
  2. The pyramids in Egypt are .
  3. is another word for farming.
  4. were hunters and gatherers .
  5. The earth has changed over the last million years.
  6. I am following a new exercise .
  7. are people who lived before us .
  8. Since it is bad for you health, you should smoking .
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Caveman Cuisine

There is increasing agreement among nutritional researchers that nothing new is needed to improve our diet but, in fact, exactly the reverse it true: our modern bodies are best adapted to an ancient diet. This dietary regime is commonly known as the caveman diet. It is based on the what anthropologists believe was the diet of human beings around 10,000 years ago -- before the development of agriculture. The caveman diet consists mainly of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, and nuts. Foods to be avoided are anything that our human ancestors did not eat such as rice, beans, dairy products, and processed foods.

The idea behind this diet began about 40 years ago. It is based on the notion that human beings have not changed genetically since agriculture began, but our diets have changed dramatically. Advocates of this diet arge that ancient human populations that followed this diet were free of the diseases of modern humans such as diabetes and heart disease. Several recent studies show positive health effects for modern humans following this ancient dietary regime.

Caveman Cuisine

There is increasing agreement among nutritional researchers that nothing new is needed to improve our diet but, in fact, exactly the reverse it true: our modern bodies are best adapted to an ancient diet. This dietary regime is commonly known as the caveman diet. It is based on the what anthropologists believe was the diet of human beings around 10,000 years ago -- before the development of agriculture. The caveman diet consists mainly of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, and nuts. Foods to be avoided are anything that our human ancestors did not eat such as rice, beans, dairy products, and processed foods.

The idea behind this diet began about 40 years ago. It is based on the notion that human beings have not changed genetically since agriculture began, but our diets have changed dramatically. Advocates of this diet argue that ancient human populations that followed this diet were free of the diseases of modern humans such as diabetes and heart disease. Several recent studies show positive health effects for modern humans following this ancient dietary regime.

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