SHROPSHIRE, UK–A British doctor says we ought to think medieval when we eat. The low in fat, high in vegetables diet is better for the heart than the modern starchy, high in salt and refined sugar consumption according to Dr. Roger Henderson.
The average medieval peasant ate two loaves of bread, 8 ounces of meat or fish, and worked 12 hours a day burning off calories. Beans, turnips, parsnips, and 3 pints of ale were also included in their diets. Rampant diseases, like the plague, cut lives short any way in spite of the robust meals. Thirty and 40 were considered old.