Curious, does anyone know what their great or even their great, great grandparents ate?
I can imagine pretty well what my paleolithic ancesters ate and I attempt to follow a paleo template for health and diet.
Discussing my dietary habits with my grandmother over the Christmas Holiday led to interesting conversation. Her parents were farmers in Romania and ate farm raised chickens, eggs, seasonal vegetables and bone based soup stock. My grandmother lived through the great depression and recalled eating government cheese and boiled potatoes. She recalled making homemade cornbread with lard and milk bottle delivery and she just turned 90 years old. She shared walking to the store and washing clothes by hand.
I believe her diet and activity level have contributed to her longevity. However, she also lived through the commercialization and industrialization of the American food industry-eating wonder bread sandwiches with processed lunch meat and the invention of TV dinners.
I tried to explain Pottinger's cats to her and she completely agrees the standard American diet/lifestyle does not present health and wellbeing.
Happy New Year Everyone!