The elusive nutritional ideal

Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 08.36.41Mankind, writes Dalrymple,

has long been in search of the perfect diet, believing it to be the key to immortality. Food is health-giving but also dangerous, and for those inclined to worry about their health, what to eat is a constant source of anxiety. Should I eat this, should I avoid that? Is this food the elixir of life or a deadly poison? (It is usually something in between the two.)

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