'Eat like a Victorian farm-hand' may not be the best advice
"Researchers have found the eating habits of Victorian peasants were perhaps the best," is the misleading headline from the Mail Online.
The Mail, as well as many other UK media outlets, presents a distorted version of a study exploring regional variations in diet among Victorian people, using surveys carried out at the time. While it may be that country-dwellers in 1850 generally had a better diet than their city dwelling counterparts, these findings don't directly apply to 2018.
What the research actually shows is that many people from both urban and rural populations in the UK were poor, had little food and were likely to be malnourished.Read Full Article