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The Way We Are Designed to Eat

When you want to eat the way you are designed to eat it is important to ensure that the majority of food is plant-based. Eating meat may have been natural in the past and is still common in the United States, Europe, and some of Asia. But it is easy to forget that most developing countries assume that meat is inherently unhealthy, both for the health of our environment and for that of animals.

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Numerous studies have shown that meat is not ideal for the human body and can even make us sick and even kill us when consuming long-term. There are many other dubious claims about meat consumption, for example, meat is blamed for an increase in human allergies. Meat causes other diseases, but the most common severe allergies are caused by eating meat, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Plant-based diets focus on fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes. Research suggests that people who eat mainly plant-based foods tend to have a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease than those who eat meat, dairy, eggs or other animal products.

Plant foods have driven our evolution and we are better suited to plant-based diets, some carnal myths persist, including the idea that meat makes us smarter. Science, nutrition. Digging down in the science we can see that these claims about meat stay as myths. A simple argument for why humans are not made for eating meat by nature is, that we do not have the jaw or tooth structure of carnivores.

If we look at the human brain, which is an incredibly sophisticated organ, you will quick see that it needs energy to work, and its main source of energy is glucose. This simple sugar, found in many plants, is carried in the bloodstream and converted into energy by tissue cells throughout the body. Unlike the rest of the body, however, the brain cannot store this energy, so it needs a constant and steady supply of glucose all the time.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a well-planned vegetarian diet is not only nutritious but also provides high levels of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper, calcium and zinc.


Cited Sources:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/02/partner-content-keeping-our-brain-healthy/
https://extension.psu.edu/plant-based-diet 
https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/5-benefits-of-a-plant-based-diet.h20-1592991.html
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/what-is-a-plant-based-diet-and-why-should-you-try-it-2018092614760

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