Category Archives: Diet
Here are a couple good post on Home Manuals. I had read about them a few years ago when I was doing some research on how the creation of the FDA destroyed the health of Americans. In the late 1800s and the turn of the century many households kept a house journal or “Home Herbal” with various recipes for there health needs.
Eggs–Soft Scrambled in butter, soft boiled, or poached
- Beef-Rare/Medium Rare
- Mixed, Salted Nutes– No Peanuts
- Nut Butters–No extra Sugar
- Pure Buckwheat (this isnt wheat)
- Couscous (the kind made from Pearl millet only).
- Coffee, Tea, Green Tea, Read Wine.
- 4-8, 8oz glasses of filtered, chlorine and floride free water. Each day, avoid soft plastic bottles
20,000 ORAC points of antioxidants daily
Any carbohydrates (except oatmeal that is “Gluten Free”
- Oats, Oatmeal – even if it says gluten Free
- Fried Foods
- Oils — Cooking or Salad. This includes Olive Oil.
- Well Done meats
- Deli Meat, any nitrates added to meat
- Skin on baked potato or yams sweet potato. However, if you boild a potato, you can eat the skin.
Foods before Bed
- Best–Cherries or Milk
- Jasmine Rice
- Sweet Potato
- Valerian Tea
- Worst-Bacon Cheeseburger
- Dark Chocolate
- Red Bull type drinks
- Mountain Dew
- Indian Curry
I found this website when looking up some more infromation on Food rationing in War Time Britan, http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/browse/online which is a course offering from the Intutute of Historical Research University of London School of Advanced Study. It is a sourse that helps set up a research data base to keep track of the data that you are acumulating. Looks like a Good program to go through to help researching skills.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationing_in_the_United_Kingdom#CITEREFHome_Front_Handbook an Entry on the Wikipedia for rationing in the UK, there are some resources there worth looking into for furthur investgation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/food/2011/01/how-to-make-marmalade.shtml A BBC blog entry on Marmalade with happened to be one of the items availble during the war for a ration item.
I am begining to do research on the 1940s and the role of rationing. The scope of the research is related to diet(and how a calorey restricted diet) afects fitness and overall health. Up untill that time thre really we not the level of desease that there is now.
I have a number of links to get me started with my research but I would love to find pdf files of ration books as well as the instructions associated with them.
Wart time Ration Challenge: http://www.london-unattached.com/2012/11/wartime-ration-challenge/
Historical Recipes: http://www.lavenderandlovage.com/category/posts/general/historical-recipes
Wartime Kitchen Ration Book Cooking: http://farmersgirl.blogspot.co.uk/p/wartime-kitchen-ration-book-cooking.html