Egyptian priests lived on junk food diet
February 26, 2010 | 7 comments
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Examinations of Egyptian priest mummies have revealed that many died from a diet of artery-clogging fatty foods.
It is believed that priests may have feasted on the foods offered to the gods such as fat-laden goose, cakes and beer. The find is evidence that ill-health due to a poor diet is not exclusive to the modern world.
Delicious and bountiful banquets offered to the gods and eaten by Egyptian priests and their families were laden with artery-clogging saturated fat, research shows. The evidence comes from hieroglyphic inscriptions on temple walls and the priests' mummified remains - which bear the unmistakable signs of damaged arteries and heart disease.
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