connects us to the peoples of ancient civilizations; modern science
shows us how these foods can keep us healthy.
of the foods we eat connect us to our ancient ancestors. Ancient
peoples searched for foods that would sustain them and bring them
health. As agriculture developed, some of these same foods were
brought under cultivation, and are produced in large quantities
- the foods eaten by ancient peoples
- the development of agriculture
- the discovery in the 19th and 20th centuries of beneficial
compounds in these ancient foods, a process continuing in the
- the evolution of nutrition from the 1800s to the new millennium,
including the new phytochemicals
- the importance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts,
beans and other foods from plants
- the value of physical activity.
raisins are examined as an example of an ancient food with modern
benefits. A unique combination of old and new links the viewer
to these ancient peoples while promoting healthy food choices
based on modern science.
17 minutes, 6th grade to adult.
and produced by Gene A Spiller, PhD
Distributed by the Sphera Foundation
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