By Boris Kynonesz
Humans are not supposed to eat meat!
Did you know that human body is not naturally made to eat meat? Numerous studies have shown that meat is not ideal for the human body and may actually be making us sick and killing us. The human body is intended to function on plant-based foods that are full of fiber, antioxidants, unsaturated fat, essential fatty acids and cholesterol-free protein.
“But our ancestors ate meat” You may say... wrong!
During most of our evolutionary history, we were largely vegetarian: Plant foods, such as yams, made up the bulk of our ancestors’ diet.
Humans don’t have carnivorous teeth. We have small, dull canine teeth. All true carnivores have large canine teeth that are capable of tearing flesh without the help of knives and forks.
Real carnivores’ jaws move only up and down, enabling them to tear chunks of flesh from their prey. Humans can move their jaws up and down and from side to side, and we also have flat molars (which carnivores lack), allowing us to grind up fruit and vegetables with our back teeth like herbivores do.
Let’s move to our digestive system:
Carnivores have short intestinal tracts that allow meat to pass quickly through their digestive system. Humans’ intestinal tracts are much longer, like those of plant-eaters. This gives the body more time to break down fiber and absorb the nutrients from plant-based foods.
True carnivores gulp down chunks of raw flesh, relying on their strong stomach acids to break it down and kill the dangerous bacteria in meat that would otherwise sicken or kill them. Humans have much weaker stomach acids that are similar to those found in animals that digest pre-chewed fruits and vegetables. Without carnivorous stomach acids to kill the bacteria in meat, dining on animal flesh can give us food poisoning.
That’s why people cook meat, but cooking isn’t natural, is it?
Eating meat doesn’t sound natural now, right?
Eating animals is NOT good for us, on so many levels.