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  • Whole 30 is the latest fad diet
  • Whole 30 is the latest fad diet
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Whole 30 is the latest fad diet

GI, 5:2, paleo, high fibre; there seems to be an endless succession of fad diets, each backed up with a few scientific studies and some devoted fans extolling the virtues of going ‘grain free’. Whole 30 is the latest – a modern version of the paleo. But is it more than a passing craze?



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