Video about the ancient vegetarian diet: "Famous Vegetarians: from Buddha to the Beatles" - Rynn Berry"
It also talks about Hitler, his falonny vegetarianism. Hitler: nor vegetarian nor animal lover. His favorite dish was a carnivorous dish consisting of pigeon, with the tongue and everything, stuffed with eggs and dairies !
Gladiators Actually Fat Vegetarians
"Tests performed on bits of bone taken from the skeletons of some 70 gladiators buried at Ephesus seem to prove that they ate mainly barley, beans and dried fruit," said Karl Grosschmidt, a forensic doctor who took part in the study by Austria's institute of archeology.
"This diet, which has been mentioned in the oral history, is rather sad but it gave the gladiators a lot of strength even if it made them fat," he said.
He (Kanz) believes that because some gladiators fought with little more than their bare hands, they could have "cultivated layers of fat to protect their vital organs from the cutting blows of their opponents."
It has also been demonstrated, by analizing the DNA of proteins found in fossilised excrements of different prehistoric ages, that our ancestors, of different eras and places, were eating mostly plant-based foods. In fact, most proteins found are from crushed nuts, seeds, shoots, roots, grains and vegetables, with very little or usually no traces of animal proteins. This discovery changed completely the way scientists and anthropologists see our ancestors, and therefore us.