Monday, 11 March 2013

Ancient Egyptians ate a heart healthy diet of grains

The media seems to think that our modern lifestyle may not be entirely to blame for all our health concerns because ancient egyptian mummies had clogged arteries. Think again.

According to wikipedia

"The cuisine of ancient Egypt covers a span of over three thousand years, but still retained many consistent traits well into Greco-roman times. The staples of both poor and wealthy Egyptians were bread and beer, often accompanied by green-shooted onions, other vegetables and to a lesser extent meat, game and fish."

So it looks like the ancient egyptian diet was heavy in grains, medium in veggies and low in meat. Plus they liked their beer. Sounds like a modern lifestyle to me.

1 comment:

  1. :-). Same thing occurred to me when I read that article....