Originally Posted by snoopy13a
Carbohydrates probably aren't the best choice for food from a health standpoint. We evolved as hunter/gatherers after all, not as farmers. But they are by far the best choice for food from an efficiency standpoint. Farming staple crops, such as rice, wheat, etc., feeds the most people with the fewest amount of resources. Our hunter/gatherer ancestors were probably more healthy, on average, than the peoples of the Middle Ages, but there were lots more people in the Middle Ages.
there's a bit of a misconception about people in the Middle Ages... they were in fact quite healthy..
it's only with urbanisation, that people started to develop illnessess and plagues and other such niceties..which drastically cut down the figures of population..and of general health.. in fact life expectancy was somewhat higher in the middle ages than it was in the decades/century following them.