The Gladiator Diet How Vegetarian Athletes Stack Up

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Comparing the diets of the Roman gladiator “barley men” and army troopers to the modern Spartans of today.

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Why is he stuttering?

Francis Mausley says:

"Medical science is only in its infancy, yet it has shown that our natural diet is that which grows out of the ground. The people will gradually develop up to the condition of this natural food." ~ 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahai Faith

Aaron Arevalo says:

talks in Chris from Parks and Rec

AJ17 says:

Thank you for an informative video. However, the delivery seems a bit faux-stilted filled with "o-or", "a-and" and weird growls. Please try modifying your recitation of the script to make the audio easier to follow.

DISL Automatic says:

Check out my Vegan Rap song called "GLADIATORS":



What is YOUR objective ? Trying to be Different or Unique ?
DANG !!!!

It FAILED !!!!!!………….Cheers !

SNK says:

Barley is bad for your gut !

Cynthia Poke says:

Slaughter houses are a lot like concentration camps


This VOICEOVER 's speaking pattern & flow is Sooooo ANNOYING …DANG !!

j rudy morgan clark says:

Those gladiators were slaves that's why they ate grains and plant's, the strongest people ate meat and animal fats raw milk, grains are for the slaves.

Sill Wullivan says:

Not exactly true. According to Roman records, While gladiators did mainly eat Barley and Beans, they still ate meat. Same with legionaries.

Zakaria Amin says:

check mate meat eaters

Greensky02 says:

To me, giving up meat wouldn't be that tough! I think chicken and turkey tastes bland and boring. Most beef is too tough. Bacon is my favorite and also of course: The absolute worst thing for your body! Besides bacon and an expensive melt-in-your-mouth prime cut of beef – I could care less about meat. Certainly not worth the price for taste and lack of health benefits… Let's be honest though – no matter how used to legumes, vegetables, fruits and whole grains you may be: Nothing will ever taste as good as a pizza and that's a fact! Moderation is key =p

David says:

Great narration!! I didn’t fall asleep!

K says:

They were simply slaves and they had to be fed with the cheapest available food. Period.

Glori4n says:

I like your video, though it seems you are struggling to talk, were you okay at the time you record this video?

Bob jones says:

Propaganda, the poor , slaves and soldiers have no choice what they eat

Michael Theisen says:

You work well with what you are adapted to. That's all. We adapt to our diets. I only eat meat. I'm very fit. I used to eat lots of veg and small meat, I was very fit then too. We adapt to use what we have available. That is why we survived.

Gemini Writer says:

Still eat meat. But now after researching powerful men and armies of said men, I now eat it a lot less and takeout not at all.

lil scrap says:

Gladiators were slaves and the owner only feed them cheap food

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