Friday, 26 February 2010

Junk Food Diet of the Ancient Egyptians

In Ancient Egyptian temples sumptuous banquets of roasted wildfowl, fruit, bread, cakes, wine and beer were served to the gods. This rich and plentiful food was then eaten by the temple priests and their families.

Scientists have found that this rich diet led to the Ancient Egyptians suffering from some of the same diseases as we do in the 21st century. Mummies that have been examined have shown unmistakeable signs of heart disease and damage to the arteries.  Much of the food offered to the gods would have been saturated with fat, so had the same consequences to the ancient people's health as our consumption of junk food does today.

Reaf on for the whole article on the Ancient Egyptian's junk food diet

Mortuary Temple of Seti I

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