The secrets of life and diet of the Templars, which made them long-livedBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/the-secrets-of-life-and-diet-of-the-templars-which-made-them-long-lived.html
In the Late middle Ages, when the life expectancy of ordinary people ranged from 25 to 40 years, the Templars often overcame age limit of 70 years, and it was not uncommon. The life expectancy of the Templars is one of the many mysteries surrounding the famous knightly Order. Italian doctors and scientists believe that the special rules in diet and hygiene, which were followed by the knights Templars, makes them centenarians.
Life of the knights of the High middle Ages differed from the usual routine of the population at that time. Characteristically, the Templars lived to 70 years, and it was considered deeply old age. The basis of their diet was beans and fish. Meat was served only three times a week.
Contemporaries of the knights Templar lived an average of 25 — 40 years. The longevity of members of the knights Templars aroused the interest. As an example, often mention the last Master of the order, who reposed at the age of 71. He would have lived much longer if not turned on the fire.
Historical documents of the XI — XIV centuries is characterized by the Templars, long-lived, as followers of a particular way of eating, who explained their life expectancy. Scientists from the Italian "Policlinico Gemeli" failed to disclose the secret of longevity. Researchers under the supervision of the Director of the emergency Department of Francesco Francesca studied the diet of the knights of the High middle Ages.
"Latin temple rules" is mandatory for all members of the knights Templar. Two chapters were devoted to the hygiene at the table and eating. The knights were limited to meat and could use it in food only three times a week. Other days on the table was served fish, beans and lots of veggies.
The classic food of the High middle Ages was based on meat dishes. The prosperous class ate meat almost every day. The high content of animal fats had a negative effect on the intestinal flora and the condition of the cardiovascular system.
Menu, members of the knights Templar were distinguished by a low content of animal fats. Due to the abundance of dishes based on legumes in the intestines create optimal conditions for beneficial microflora, which at all times is the key to a strong immune system. Templars were notable for good health. They rarely suffer diseases such as diabetes, cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.
The order of the meal has a special place in the "Latin Church rules." The knights Templar pledged to eat food only in special rooms that were called traitname. Attributed to cover the table with a clean tablecloth, and not allow to serve food to people who were engaged in dirty work. Compliance with proper hygiene meal included mandatory hand washing.
The Templars not only ate clean. They watched over the purity of the products. Special attention was paid to the quality of raw materials, thereby preventing the possibility of infection with parasites or viral diseases using stale products. They were forbidden to use the game.
The meat arrived in the kitchen only from reliable suppliers who could vouch for the quality of the products. The knights Templar were known for innovation in many areas, including fish farming. Quite often, the table was served the fish that they raised on the farm.
Based on historical documents, we can conclude about the features of the drinking traditions of the knights Templar. They gave preference to palm the blame instead of the traditional drink made from grapes, which was used widely by members of all classes.
Palm wine was widespread in the Holy Land. Its main difference from the known drink — low alcohol concentration. Weak alcohol acts on the body differently than regular wine. Its use served as a prevention of blood clots.
The knights Templar were obezzarajivatmi drinking water, adding a small amount of palm wine, orange juice. Citrus saturated water vitamin C, lycopene, which created favorable conditions for the proper metabolism, prevention common in the time diseases.
For example, the diet of members of the noble knights is easy to make the menu of modern man. It is sufficient to limit the consumption of animal fats, meat and add more fish, vegetables and beans.