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While it is heartening to learn that the modern mainstream is learning the value of mixing tart fruits and meats, it's something of a letdown to find that this "novel" antioxidant has been patented, given that Indians subsisted for centuries on fruited pemmican.
In addition, since many early armies subsisted on marginal amounts of food, beer and wine consumption added much-needed calories to their daily diets, Badler argues.