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Here's some interesting news and a video clip from VegSource:
Archeologists recently unearthed a burial site
in Turkey containing the bodies of 60 Roman
Tests to their remains led researchers to conclude
the gladiators ate an exclusively plant-based diet.
In fact, researchers used the word "vegan" to describe
Wait, aren't vegans those guys you see carrying
signs outside KFC protesting animal cruelty?
And gladiators ate a vegan diet, too.
In the following video John McDougall MD describes
the new find on gladiators. He also pokes fun at the
biases of researchers -- who stretch to explain why
the most powerful fighters of the ancient world ate a
Of course, gladiators weren't alone.
The entire Roman army went on a vegan diet whenever
they went into battle.
Watch the video:
Peas & Love,
Jeff and Sabrina
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