Ancient Wisdom

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“Good people strengthen themselves ceaselessly.”
Confucius (551–479 BC), Chinese educator, politician and philosopher

Give a Fig to the Olympians!

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Figs are members of the mulberry family. They contain useful amounts of iron, calcium, potassium and an exceptional amount of fibre. Traditionally, figs were used as an effective laxative and to soothe inflamed mucous membranes. Ancient Greek Olympians consumed figs to increase their speed and strength, and prized them so highly, they were crowned with fig wreaths.

Ancient wisdom

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“What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.”
Lucretius (96 BC – 55 BC)
Roman Epicurean poet, philosopher and scientist

Ancient Wisdom

“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. “

Hippocrates (460 – 370 BC), Greek Physician and Philosopher

Ancient wisdom

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. “
Confucius, Chinese Philosopher (551 – 479 BC)

Ancient wisdom

“Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat.”

Socrates (469 BC – 399 BC), great Greek philosopher & teacher

Ancient Food Philosophy

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.

(Epictetus, 55 AD – 135 AD)

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