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Egyptian priests lived on junk food diet

February 26, 2010 | Comment icon 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.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (7)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by kobolds 12 years ago
nothing new , everyone know that. it show on tv alot
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 12 years ago
Sounds delicious, specially the beer part. Haha, those priests must have been constantly drunk!
Comment icon #3 Posted by REBEL 12 years ago
Egyptian priests lived on junk food diet: The food of the gods in Ancient Egypt was more likely to guarantee an early grave than immortality, scientists have discovered. 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 inions on temple walls and the priests' mummified remains - which bear the unmistakable signs of damaged arteries and heart disease. In keeping with ancient Egyptian priesthood health traditions, yet addressing our modern times,... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sthenno 12 years ago
Out of interest, I wonder how much this would have impacted on them? I mean, the side effects of living an indulgent and unhealthy lifesttyle only start to show in us as we age. With an average lifespan of about 40, they probably didn't live to see much of the ill effects.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Mandrake 12 years ago
Out of interest, I wonder how much this would have impacted on them? I mean, the side effects of living an indulgent and unhealthy lifesttyle only start to show in us as we age. With an average lifespan of about 40, they probably didn't live to see much of the ill effects. Didn't I read somewhere recently that fat kids suffer increased risk from irreversible diabetes, heart failure, repiratory illnesses, joint disorders etc? They also tend to die 40 stone virgins looking like over-engorged ticks. McD should carry a warning to kids that eating McCrap will seriously affect your sex life. Might g... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by the rebirth 12 years ago
hell to the yiz-eah ill see you suckers in another couple thousand years... but dont worry. ill be in another place at another time to party with the priests! surfs up, egypt! spring break 2k bc, baby!
Comment icon #7 Posted by pixiii 12 years ago
They sure didn't let any of that food go to waste!


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