Saturday, 29 March 2008

But we were made to eat meat!

Hi, todays article is taken from www.learning I like to vary the places I look for information and this was a nice article I came across. Have a nice weekend x

Why Be a Vegetarian When Humans Were Meant to Eat Meat?

While many meat eaters make the argument that humans weren't made to live without meat in their diets, there is actually plenty of biological evidence to the contrary. Our bodies more closely resemble the physiology of herbivores than carnivores: our digestive system shows that our optimal food is plant matter, not meat.

While the human body is capable of digesting meat, eating meat long-term is known to cause many health problems. High cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis are all directly linked to eating meat. Although eating meat infrequently does not seem to significantly raise our risk for these maladies, the typical American diet contains so much meat that it effectively poisons our bodies. Were we designed to be meat eaters? The evidence suggests that we were not.

Why Be a Vegetarian? Why Wouldn't You Be One?

There are even more reasons to be vegetarian, but the most compelling reason is the one that resonates with you personally. Being a vegetarian means that you are removing your support from an industry that produces more waste than all other American industries combined. You are standing up in favor of a healthy life and healthy planet, and you are doing a good turn for animal rights. Being a vegetarian comes with many, many benefits for your physical, emotional, and financial well-being – and no detrimental effects to any of these.


judy said...

Hi there,
I just came across your blog and it looks like we have alot in common. I am a veggie mom of four kids. Check out my blog.

30 Minute Mommy said...

Thanks for sharing the info! I don't think many people realize what eating meat does to their bodies. I am newly vegan and the mom of a 6 month old.

Jill Forrest said...

Congratulations on the new baby and the new vegan lifestyle! I host a free weekly video podcast for moms and babies called 'Yoga baby', maybe you would like to take a look - or through itunes etc.

And thanks Judy, I read your blog, seems you've been through a lot, it's great to find people with a similar outlook!


Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'd like to point out some blatant errors in your post. Humans are omnivores, not carnivores or herbivores. We're perfectly capable of staying healthy with or without meat, though a small amount of meat is optimal.

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