I think that if we were meant to eat meat, we would be able to kill it with our bare hands like true predators. We can not, nor do we possess the dentition needed to tear raw flesh and skin. If there were benefits to eating meat then we wouldn't get sicker the more we ate it. Our bodies heal ourselves on vegan diets, there has been documentation of plaque reduction in the arteries of people that become vegan. That's proof.
Sorry Dolores, I don't just base my comment on our outward physical traits, but our biological make-up that resembles herbivores instead of carnivores. There is a lot of evidence including pH of the gut and intestines, the size of our stomach compared to our intestines, our dentition, the enzymes in our saliva. There are more, I just can't think of them! I also truly believe that we shouldn't get diseases from something that we are "supposed" to eat. Obviously everyone ages and gets some diseae. But, people get it earlier and more frequently when they consume animal products.
Wow, this article just feels very meat/dairy industry propaganda-ish. All you have to do is cut them out for 1-2 weeks then try to reintroduce them... my body certainly doesn't want to go back and even without all the other pretty obvious findings in this area, that's really all I need to know.
I'm reminded of the part of the book where Alicia writes a good analogy -
If we were meant to eat meat, you know, born to do it, then when you put a hungry child in a room with a baby lamb, what would you expect him to do?
I'm poorly paraphrasing, but hopefully you get what I'm trying to say. I think saying we are 'made' to eat meat is like saying we are 'made' to drive cars. Just because we CAN do something, amazing species that we are, doesn't mean we are SUPPOSED to do it.
Also, how relevant is "meant to"? Yes, back when we were hunter-gatherers we killed what we ate but there are 6 billion people on the planet now and only the most brutal methods of factory farming will feed them all.
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