Humans Are Omnivores

By: Jared Reed

We were designed to eat meat and plants

The truth is that humans are omnivores, despite what some vegan would have you believe. We function best eating BOTH animals and plants. Humans have much shorter digestive systems than herbivores and don’t have the specialized organs to digest cellulose, the main fiber in plants.Humans also have canines, with big brains, opposing thumbs and the ability to make tools to hunt. Meat was one of the reason humans were able to evolve such large, elaborate brains.Some of the earliest evidence shows that our pre-human ancestors were eating meat as early as 1.5 million years ago.
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Meat Doesn't Raise The Risk Of Diabetes

There are many claims about meat being able to contribute to serious diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The main reason for these claims is that meat is high in saturated fat. However, this myth has actually been debunked quite thoroughly in recent years. Studies now show that saturated fat in the diet doesn’t raise the “bad” cholesterol in the blood and is not in any way associated with heart disease. In a massive study from Harvard that looked at data from 20 studies with a total of 1,218,380 individuals, they found no association between unprocessed red meat, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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