The pharaohs of Ancient Egypt ate a fat-heavy diet of meat, breads, produce, sweets and alcohol. One of the diet staples of the Egyptian pharaohs, goose, is up to 63 percent fat. Researchers speculate that this diet may be the reason so many mummified remains of pharaohs, priests and other high-level Egyptians show indications of heart disease.
Both the breads and cakes that the pharaohs ate were made with added fat, and their diets also consisted of wine and beer. The food was made as an offering to the Egyptian gods several times a day, but it was taken home later and eaten.