posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 01:54 PM
The Gladiator Diet
Reaching out with both hands, I take the skull of a Roman gladiator who lived, fought, and died more than 1,800 years ago in Ephesus, in what is
now western Turkey. Together with more than 60 of his young comrades, he was buried in a 200-square-foot plot along the road that led from the city
center to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The recent study of the bones from the world's only known gladiator
graveyard is filling gaps in the literary sources and archaeological record concerning how gladiators died. But the biggest revelation to come out of
the Ephesus cemetery is what kept the gladiators alive--a vegetarian diet rich in carbohydrates, with the occasional calcium supplement.
Before exercising, I usually make sure I've had a good mix of fruits and veggies myself.
I don't push a vegetarian diet at all, myself. I've found it's good for quick energy, but have to a lot more often to maintain it. Meat is good
for long burning energy, a well balanced diet is best.
However, I thought this was an interesting take on it, that i figured a good amount of folks wouldn't be familiar with.