Although the Olympic Games in ancient Greece were much different from our own, ancient athletes accomplished many astonishing feats of sport in antiquity. But what diet fueled these ancient athletes and Olympians?
Well, early on in the history of the Olympic Games, which began in 776 BC, the diet of ancient Olympians was not much different from the diet of normal ancient Greeks.
The ancient Greek diet, somewhat surprisingly, was mostly vegetarian. The vast majority of Greeks, even those in the higher classes, did not eat