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Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by IndianBwoy(m): 7:52am On Jun 01, 2016
When you look at the comparison between herbivores and humans, we compare much more closely to herbivores than meat eating animals. Humans are clearly not designed to digest and ingest meat.

Meat-eaters: have claws
Herbivores: no claws
Humans: no claws

Meat-eaters: have no skin pores and perspire through the tongue
Herbivores: perspire through skin pores
Humans: perspire through skin pores

Meat-eaters: have sharp front teeth for tearing, with no flat molar teeth for grinding
Herbivores: no sharp front teeth, but flat rear molars for grinding
Humans: no sharp front teeth, but flat rear molars for grinding

Meat-eaters: have intestinal tract that is only 3 times their body length so that rapidly decaying meat can pass through quickly
Herbivores: have intestinal tract 10-12 times their body length.
Humans: have intestinal tract 10-12 times their body length.

Meat-eaters: have strong hydrochloric acid in stomach to digest meat
Herbivores: have stomach acid that is 20 times weaker than that of a meat-eater
Humans: have stomach acid that is 20 times weaker than that of a meat-eater

Meat-eaters: salivary glands in mouth not needed to pre-digest grains and fruits.
Herbivores: well-developed salivary glands which are necessary to pre-digest grains and fruits
Humans: well-developed salivary glands, which are necessary to pre-digest, grains and fruits

Meat-eaters: have acid saliva with no enzyme ptyalin to pre-digest grains
Herbivores: have alkaline saliva with ptyalin to pre-digest grains
Humans: have alkaline saliva with ptyalin to pre-digest grains
Based on a chart by A.D. Andrews, Fit Food for Men, (Chicago: American Hygiene Society, 1970)



Clearly if humans were meant to eat meat we wouldn't have so many crucial ingestive/digestive similarities with animals that are herbivores.

Many people ask me, "If we weren't supposed to eat meat than why do we?". It is because we are conditioned to eat meat. Also, the ADA (American Dietetic Association) tells us that "most of mankind for most of human history has lived on a vegetarian or Lacto-ovo vegetarian diet."

A popular statement that meat eaters say is; "In the wild, animals kill other animals for food. It's a part of nature." First of all, we are not in the wild. Secondly, we can easily live without eating meat and killing. We all would be healthier this way. Finally, as I have already shown, we weren't meant to eat meat. Meat putrefies within 4 hours after consumption and the remnants cling to the walls of the intestines for 14-21 days. If a person is suffering from constipation the rotting meat can stay in the intestines for months or years. Furthermore, the saliva in humans is more alkaline, whereas in the case of flesh-eating or preying animals, it is clearly acidic. The alkaline saliva does not act properly on meat.


The final point I would like to make on how we as humans were not meant to eat meat is this; all omnivorous and carnivorous animals eat their meat raw. When a lion kills an herbivore for food, it tears right into the stomach area to eat the organs that are filled with blood (nutrients). While eating the stomach, liver, intestine, etc., the lion laps the blood in the process of eating the dead animal's flesh. Even bears that are omnivores eat salmon raw. However, eating raw bloody meat disgust us as humans. This is why we must cook it and season it to buffer the taste of the flesh.

If a deer is burned in a forest fire a carnivorous animal will NOT eat its flesh. Even circus lions have to be feed raw meat so that they will not starve to death. If humans were truly meant to eat meat then we would eat all of our meat raw and bloody. The thought of eating such meat makes one’s stomach turn. This is my point on how we as humans are conditioned to believe that animal flesh is good for us and that we were meant to consume it for survival and health purposes. If we are true carnivores or omnivores we would eat animal flesh raw and bloody. Cooking our meat and seasoning it with salt, ketchup, mayo, mustard or tabasco sauce disguise the awful taste of flesh. This is the only way we as humans would eat meat because we refuse to eat it raw and bloody like real carnivores.

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Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by goodmorning40: 8:01am On Jun 01, 2016
Abeg shift ur own meat reach my side

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Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by iPopAlomo(m): 8:14am On Jun 01, 2016
OP... herbivores have four stomachs... I've forgotten my biology but I bloody well know that we can't digest leaves...

how many stomachs do human have...? we also can't digest milk...

our digestive track can process meat as well as meat... try feeding a cow meat... it comes right back outside...

And if you think we are meant to eat vegetable... try eating the bark out a tree... if you can digest it... I'll buy what you selling...

if you're a vegetarian... keep it to yourself...

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Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by IndianBwoy(m): 9:02am On Jun 01, 2016
iPopAlomo:
OP... herbivores have four stomachs... I've forgotten my biology but I bloody well know that we can't digest leaves...

how many stomachs do human have...? we also can't digest milk...

our digestive track can process meat as well as meat... try feeding a cow meat... it comes right back outside...

And if you think we are meant to eat vegetable... try eating the bark out a tree... if you can digest it... I'll buy what you selling...

if you're a vegetarian... keep it to yourself...

Nonsense. Only selective herbivores like bovine ruminants have 4 stomachs
Not all herbivores


Its only cows milk we cant digest pro0erly. Coz infact its abnormal for one specie to consume the milk of other specie. But the same does not apply to mothers milk.



And please i dont want st.upid comments. Is the bark of a tree the only vegetarian food available?

Kindly continue with your own self destruction. This is the truth.


I have every right to educate people about vegetarianism if i want . Face your own jawe.
Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by olahandsome(m): 1:09am On Jun 03, 2016
Ops. Hope you know that humans can't digest cellulose and plants contain a lot of cellulose
Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by IndianBwoy(m): 10:20pm On Jun 03, 2016
olahandsome:
Ops. Hope you know that humans can't digest cellulose and plants contain a lot of cellulose

Yes I know but its the nutrients we get from plants thats important.

And cellulose aids bowel movement and digestion. Withiut cellulose you wont survive.
Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by yemmit90: 2:51pm On Jun 05, 2016
IndianBwoy:


Nonsense. Only selective herbivores like bovine ruminants have 4 stomachs
Not all herbivores


Its only cows milk we cant digest pro0erly. Coz infact its abnormal for one specie to consume the milk of other specie. But the same does not apply to mothers milk.



And please i dont want st.upid comments. Is the bark of a tree the only vegetarian food available?

Kindly continue with your own self destruction. This is the truth.


I have every right to educate people about vegetarianism if i want . Face your own jawe.

I laugh whenever i see someone with a particular believe trying to impose it on others. It 's good you wanna educate people on your believe 'Vegetarianism' but dont ever tell other they are on their selves destruction.

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Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by Ademat7(m): 11:37am On Jun 07, 2016
yemmit90:


I laugh whenever i see someone with a particular believe trying to impose it on others. It 's good you wanna educate people on your believe 'Vegetarianism' but dont ever tell other they are on their selves destruction.
he is not imposing his believe don't misunderstand him.thanks

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Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by Nobody: 12:11pm On Jun 10, 2016
@ IndianBwoy, how do you feel about seafood?? And do you eat processed foods?
Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by IndianBwoy(m): 5:03pm On Jun 10, 2016
Ademat7:
he is not imposing his believe don't misunderstand him.thanks

Thank you.
Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by IndianBwoy(m): 5:05pm On Jun 10, 2016
EnlightenedSoul:
@ IndianBwoy, how do you feel about seafood?? And do you eat processed foods?

I feel seafood is healthier than meat.

Also i feel seafood is one of the last forms of hunted food and if done in subsistence form and not commercially it is all right.

Better hunted foods then domestication.

But hunting commercially to extinction is wrong.


Yes I eat processed food but its unhealthy.
Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by obontami: 4:03pm On Oct 21, 2016
iPopAlomo:
OP... herbivores have four stomachs... I've forgotten my biology but I bloody well know that we can't digest leaves...

how many stomachs do human have...? we also can't digest milk...

our digestive track can process meat as well as meat... try feeding a cow meat... it comes right back outside...

And if you think we are meant to eat vegetable... try eating the bark out a tree... if you can digest it... I'll buy what you selling...

if you're a vegetarian... keep it to yourself...
omoba the guy na big mumu. grin

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Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by marylandcakes: 6:30am On Oct 22, 2016
The biology I did at school taught me that humans are omnivorous, their dentition and stomach are designed for both plants and animals.
Re: Why Humans Are Not Physically Created To Consume Meat by olahandsome(m): 9:52am On May 03, 2017
IndianBwoy:


Yes I know but its the nutrients we get from plants thats important.

And cellulose aids bowel movement and digestion. Withiut cellulose you wont survive.
Without cellulose humans will survive. There are some other types of plant fibre like pectin etc

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