The surprising thing ancient mummies tell us about what to eat

”I’m a clinical cardiologist and I want people to eat a healthy diet, but this puts all that in perspective. … At least part of this disease is not explained by traditional risk factors. These ancient people didn’t have preservatives, everything was organic, they didn’t smoke and they got plenty of exercise. But … the amount of atherosclerosis in ancient times isn’t much different from what you see in modern times. If you account for age, it looks like we’re in the same ballpark.”

So you know, live your life and eat stuff you like, but not too much of it. And don’t take any diet advice as gospel, no matter who says it!

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