Nutrition Month Advice (?) from the 19th Century
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from the Universal Health Instructor, published in 1884
"Diet. This should be plain and wholesome, and of a mixed character. It should also be moderate as to quantity, and regular, allowing neither too long nor too short intervals between meals."
Some health maxims [today we would probably call them Nutrition Month tips]:
- The almost universal cause of dyspepsia is eating too fast, too often and too much.
- Sameness of food is a great drawback to health, for nature craves a variety of elements.
- Never eat when you are not hungry, nor drink when you are not thirsty; it imposes on nature.
- The three great elementary principles of every healthy community as well as of individuals are pure air, perfect cleanliness and well-cooked food.
- Eat regularly...Spend one or two hours in cheery outdoor activities.
- By using water in abundance to keep clean, taking exercise in moderation to keep the blood pure, and having a regular diet to sustain and strengthen, a man may maintain good health to the utmost limit of fourscore.
- In recovering from any sickness...eat moderately and at regular intervals, of plain, nourishing food.