Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Day 143- Nutrition Bite

"The diet of most Greeks and Romans was basically vegetarian and consisted of cereals, fruit, vegetables, legumes and wine diluted with water. When meat was eaten, the most common source in antiquity was goat in Greece and pork in Rome(Simopoulos 1989). According to one source (Harris 1966), the earliest Greek athlete of whose special diet we are told anything is Charmis of Sparta, who is said to have trained on dried figs." http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/127/5/874S

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I'm not sure if I could survive with only eating figs on my endurance rides. However, figs are full of nutrients such as sugar, calcium, and phosphorus. Try training on a fig!

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