Fabian Kanz, a forensic anthropologist at the Medical University of Vienna who led a study, examined gladiator remains found in what was once the great Roman city of Ephesus, located in what is now Turkey.
The team examined the bodies of 22 ancient athletes and used stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratio analysis to determine how they lived and what they ate. Further ancient writings definitively reflect the gladiators’ actual diets, and it’s a pretty good hint that could help us understand how these men strengthened and replenished themselves after intense fights and workouts. We know based on their writings and modern science, that post-workout consumption is similar, though not as quite as natural today as it was back then drinks were consumed to fortify the body after physical exertion, and to promote better healing and health. Watch the video to see how to make two of them.