Latest Health Fad: Eat Like a Peasant
Health fads come and go. Some don't leave until they take some hopeful-but-misinformed victims with them. The latest "fad" is a throwback to simpler times.
And no, I'm not talking about the day before payday...every day-before-payday. We're taking a trip back to mid-19th century Britain.
Time travel? Meh... (Getty Images)
It turns out being poor (or as the fancy British called it: being a peasant) had its advantages...despite all of the disadvantages of being REALLY poor.
Pippy (British) researchers studied the eating habits of British peasants in the 1800s. They found that -- despite being poor -- they ate better than most Americans...poor or other.
They'd wonder why you're blowing all your shillings on this slop (Getty Images)
The poor...excuse me, peasants...ate a diet consisting of fresh vegetables, potatoes, fish, and just a bit of meat ('tis spendy, as Minnesota-Brits would say). If this diet sounds familiar, it's because the Mediterranean diet is very similar.
AYCE sardines everyday! (Getty Images)
As a result, those paupers that ate this diet had the lowest death rates of tuberculosis, which was a bit prevalent back then.
A little effort can go a long way with your health, and it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg!
H/T: The Daily Mail