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Originally posted by ANOK
Humans do NOT have true canines like carnivors. They are canine in name only.
Do some reading, here is a start:
[edit on 28/4/2005 by ANOK]
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Animal protein is needed to be healthy and mentally alert, rather than dopey-minded and docile.
Eat meat and live longer! Eat meat and think clearer!
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
2. Powerful stomach acids. Contrary to the information given at the beginning, human stomach acids are very powerful, meant for digesting a variety of things.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
People eat raw meat all the time -- carpaccio, steak tartare, sushi, etc....
Originally posted by phoenixhasrisin
Everything you said but the above is true. Our stomachs do not contain the nec enzymes to digest RAW flesh. Carnivores (animals) do not cook their food they eat raw flesh. Human ingenuity figured out that cooking, and marinading it made it easier to digest.
Try to replace the amount of meat you eat now with just raw meat for as little as a week, and watch what happens.
We ARE omnivores, not trying to dispute that, but we do not share the same enzymes concentration as most true carnivores.
Incorrect on two accounts. You can survive eating almost nothing but meat. The eskimos, who live in conditions where veggies and fruits are nonexistant through most of the year, do quite well. You can survive on eating nothing but meat, just like you can survive on nothing but vegetables. Niether is very good for your health, but you wont die immediately.
Originally posted by Echtelion
What's with this argument that meat tastes wonderfully good??? Meat does'nt taste much... you have to prepare it with specific condiments or spices for it to be good tasting. Most meats, even barbecued, don't have so much of a great taste when cooked without HP, Worcestershire, chili and other kinds of sauces... they actually are unpleasant to taste. But carrots? Tomatoes? Apples? Scallops? garlic? All these are EXPLODING with taste!
Also, to the pro-carnivore here, I'm asking these 2 questions...
Can you survive by eating ONLY meat in your life? (No, that's impossible. Meat only has a few mere nutriments (mainly proteins and fat) that cannot insure survival of the body by themselves)
Can somebody survive an whole life without eating anykind of meat??? (Yes, absolutely, as there are millions of vegetarians on this planet who do so.)
Since I began to reduce my consumption of meat last fall, in favor of mostly vegetarian meals, I observed these changes:
My body became more muscular with the regular bicyle exercise;
my (uhms) intestine gas problems disappeared;
my digestive activity has been significantly improving;
no diseases at all! (I usually catch 3-5 colds and flus every winter, but that last winter... NOTHING!)
Having changed from meat to TVP (textured vegetable protein) to cook myself some meat-needy things such as chilis, tacos and suvlakis, I don't feel any necessity anymore to eat meat. TVP has a lot more nutriments than meats and has no cholesterol at all.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
And I have lived on a vegetarian diet before, and I certainly did not feel any better, if anything, i felt alot more exhaustion, and ended up anemic.
Vegetariansim certainly doesn't make everyone healthy, and the risks of such a diet outweigh the benefits to me. My cholesterol is extremely low, as is my blood pressure.
Once I omitted soy, I found certain other health problems went away.
Originally posted by HowardRoark
Originally posted by dollmonster
When you see dead animals on the side of the road, are you tempted to stop for a snack?
I eat meat, not carrion.
Does the sight of a dead bird make you salivate?
Come by my house at Thanksgiving.
Do you daydream about killing cows with your bare hands and eating them raw?
I dreamed I was having a barbeque the other day, does that count?