Bernarr Macfadden from "Vitality Supreme"  (1915)

"Among foods especially valuable I would call attention to green salads.  If possible one should eat some food of this kind every day.  They are of great value as blood purifiers and they supply to a very large extent the mineral salts."

"Fruits of all kinds can be recommended for the same reasons that make green salads so useful to the body."

Bernarr Macfadden was an eccentric promoter of health and fitness popular culture during the first half of the 20th century.  He was a master of self-promotion, employing a blend of sensationalism and entertainment to build his publishing empire.  Macfadden also owned health resorts and twenty Physical Culture Restaurants that sold simple, nutritious foods for a penny a dish.  The details of his life story are truly unique and nearly unbelievable.