Let me fill you in on some basic secrets about our human system . . .It’s no coincidence that plant food contains just the right amount of protein to build and maintain the human body. Plant foods are where some of the strongest animals in the animal kingdom get their protein. Everyone thinks that it’s close to impossible to build muscle without eating masses of animal flesh, but check out the muscular physique of a horse. Talk about horsepower! Gorillas are vegetarians too and they could show us all up in the gym. Besides, ever looked at a tiger’s teeth? How ‘bout a horse’s teeth. Now look at your own teeth. What do you think humans were designed to eat? Sure, meat is the staple of a tiger’s diet, but our body’s design and our nutritional requirements are very different from the tiger. Plus, their meat in the wild is raw and it’s hasn’t been contaminated with growth stimulants, hormones and antibiotics. When we look at other mammals in nature, we don’t see any incidence of degenerative diseases. Our gut also has more trouble breaking down flesh for absorption in our twenty-five (25) feet of small intestines. On the other hand, raw meat eating animals have a much shorter gut for easy digestion.
There is no essential nutrient in meat or dairy that is not also available in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and in a form that is much easier to digest. However, THERE ARE MANY ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS THAT CAN ONLY BE GAINED FROM PLANTS. Fruits & vegetables not only contain sustainable amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fat, they have them in the quality and proportions that are optimum for human health. Eat more plants and if you eat meat, buy organic when you can.