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Old 01-27-2017, 08:08 PM
griffin1977 griffin1977 is offline
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Originally Posted by Kimera757 View Post
Instead of artificial preservatives, modern carcinogens, growth hormone and "empty calories"
The concept of "empty" calories is a modern concept, that assumes you have unlimited calories available. "Empty" calories, like big macs, candy and sugary soda, would have saved the lives of plenty of starving peasants during a medieval famine.

Even in recent, as in post-WW2, history (in the UK at least) products like glucose tablets and a high sugar drinks like Lucozade, were sold basically as medicines, on the assumption that if you were sick there was a good chance you were also malnourished to some degree, and getting "empty" calories into your system would do you some good.