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Mediterranean Diet

With the Roman Empire’s geographical location around several different bodies of water, fish was a very crucial meal with several health benefits. Like any society there is a wealth division between types of good available for the upper and lower classes. Lower class Romans mostly partook in a Mediterranean diet, which contained fish, fresh fruits, nuts and olive oil. This low maintenance diet for the lower classes led to thin waists and small stomachs since it involved little meat outside of fish. Wheat was also easy to acquire for the lower classes. Wheat was the top food choice and ingredient in the Roman culture due to the flexibility, accessibility, and readiness. Imagine walking through the market and picking up a loaf of freshly baked bread on the way home from building a temple for the gods. For Roman’s this convenience factor for food was a life style.

(Adhikari, Saugat. “Top 10 ancient Roman foods and drinks.” Ancient History Lists https://www.ancienthistorylists.com/rome-history/top-10-ancient-roman-foods-and-drinks/. Accessed October 4, 2017.)

 Source: Bakery Frescoe Ancient Rome Food, www.ancienthistorylists.com, https://www.ancienthistorylists.com/rome-history/top-10-ancient-roman-foods-and-drinks/ (Accessed October 4, 2017).

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