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Old 01-29-2017, 01:10 PM
Jackmannii Jackmannii is offline
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According to this article medieval peasants had decent diets - when there weren't famines due to war or climatic disturbances, and outbreaks of disease like dysentery and ergot poisoning due to contaminated food and water.

Peasants would not have eaten nearly as healthy diets during winter and late spring, which is one huge advantage modern U.S. diets have - the availability of fresh greens and fruits.