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Food and diet in the 1800's.

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Samantha Thyret

on 28 November 2013

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Food, diet and nutrition in the 1800's.
Food and diet in the 1800's.
- very different from what we have today
- grew all their own food, raised animals for meat and dairy
- Today, we have most of our foods imported and we go to grocery stores; processed foods which then didn't have back then.
- They ate healthier = less obesity than today.
- ate around 4500 calories a day for men
- around 3000 calories a day for women. more labor work and their work days were longer = more calories burned
- no processed food was one of the main reasons why they were so healthy.

Here's a short list of some of the foods they might have eaten;
Food Sources
-Cholera was a common disease caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated by bacteria.
- made many different dishes that are similar to the ones that we make today
- recipes included bread or grain products, andfresh fruits
- these meals include bread pudding, fruit crisp , pie, different types of cakes etc..
Meats - bison, elk, antelope, cow, dear, beaver tail and chicken.
Fruits and Vegetables - corn, potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, and apples.
Dairy - milk and cheese.
Grain - bread and biscuits.
They had three meals a day, breakfast, dinner and supper.
Health Issues Caused by foods
-Poliomyelitis was a common diseases in children ages 5. Symptoms were fever, headache and sore throat and mostly spread by food.
-They mostly grew their foods, like wheat, corn, apples and some berries.

- They also raised their own animals for meat and dairy products like cattle,
chickens, and pigs.

-If they wanted things like salt and sugar they had to buy it in the town.
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