Often in the debate on food hear the statement: "Man is an omnivorous creature, and for centuries has eaten meat and animal products because it has survived the adverse conditions." Or something like: "People raise and kill animals for food and fur, when they are not in good conditions and no other to eat."
All right. Surely someone has learned to hunt and forced to use his intellect to create and produce weapons and traps for animals. But in the 21st century we talk about survival and dominance of the fittest? Still, in some more remote parts of the world, but not a word about our latitudes it today.
Are we omnivores is quite controversial and even medicine does not want to recognize what kind of Physiology own. That we can eat something does not mean you should eat it, right. Thus we can eat and sand, paper, wallpaper, fabric .. but no one makes it and would not bring any benefit. Even assuming that we omnivores, why nature invented human anatomy in that perfect way that has nothing to do with instinct and physiology of wild carnivores? For me, today's media diet is a very twisted view of what nature has offered us for our food and energy. Accepted norm for me to eat meat and dairy products 2-3 times a day, highly refined, processed food many times with almost no nutritional value is tantamount to deny nature itself, to deny yourself.
And I'm not ungrounded, be brief comparison of the physiology of carnivorous, herbivorous and man. In this connection, I always think about the classic example - give a little fluffy baby bunny and juicy, ripe apple. Which will play around and what to eat? Still say intuition does not lie
Carnivores: They have sharp front teeth for tearing meat.
Herbivorous: They blunt teeth.
Man: Have blunt teeth.
Carnivores: They have a very poorly developed salivary glands, as the meat does not need pre-digestion.
Herbivorous: Well developed salivary glands, needed to pre-digest grains and fruits.
Man: Well developed salivary glands, needed to pre-digest grains and fruits.
Carnivorous: Acidic saliva free pitalin that is required for pre-digestion of grains and fruits.
Herbivorous: Alkaline saliva containing pitalin that is required for pre-digestion of grains and fruits.
Man: Alkaline saliva containing pitalin that is required for pre-digestion of grains and fruits.
Carnivorous: no flat molars required to chew food.
Herbivorous: They have flat molars necessary for grinding food.
Man: They have flat molars necessary for grinding food.
Carnivorous: Strong stomach acid needed to eaten meat and bones.
Herbivorous: stomach acid is ten times weaker than that of carnivores.
Man: stomach acid is ten times weaker than that of carnivores.
Carnivorous: digestive tract is only three times longer than the body and allows rapid rotting meat to be discarded by the body.
Herbivorous: gastrointestinal tract is six to ten times longer than the body (plant food is digested more slowly than meat, so I can stay longer in the gut).
Man: digestive tract is six times longer than the body.
And where you find yourself?