They also had beer at EVERY meal, because the water was considered distatesful and unhealthy.
They also drank wine more often than we do today, and while mead today is only consumed by medival geeks or at special occasions, it was consumed all days.
Conclusion: Life was better in the middle ages.
And they didn't have obesity or cancer as much as we have today. Just look at medieval paintings, they all look healthy and strong!