It might have been typical for our ancestors to walk along and eat up to six pounds of leaves in a day, but that’s certainly not common for us. Modern American people don’t even get a handful of leafy greens each day.
Before the turn of the century, people didn’t worry much about the diseases that plague modern man. Peacefully ignorant of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, they went about their day unconcerned about things like exercise, diet and vitamin supplements.
As a society, we’ve developed a strong pursuit toward hygiene that puts our ancestors to shame. From the increased number of showers and hair cleansings to the amount of times we break out bottles of cleaner.