How to Avoid the Plague, 1595

painting of figs in basket Juan van der Hamen, Still Life (detail), 1627

Whosoever eateth two Walnuts, two Figs, twenty leaves of Rew, and one graine of Salt, all stampt and mixte together, fasting: shall bee safe from poyson and Plague that day.

Thomas Lupton, A Thousand Notable Things

This Early Modern energy bar provides the nutrients you need to get through a pestilential and poisonous workday. (As instructed, take this with a grain of salt.)