Originally posted by codrutoctavian
Originally posted by 11118
Humans are not natural omnivores or plant eaters but are actually Frugivores, fruit eaters.
On which basis are you making this affirmation? What about people which live in the north, what do they eat in the winter?
"Preliminary studies of fossil teeth have led to the startling suggestion
that our early human ancestors (Australopithecus) were not
predominantly meat-eaters or even eaters of seeds, shoots, leaves or grasses,
nor were they omnivorous. Instead they appear to have
subsisted chiefly on a diet of fruit. Every tooth examined from the hominids of
the 12 million year period leading up to Homo Erectus
appeared to be that of a fruit-eater.
- NY Times, May 1979
"To say that humans have the anatomical structure of an omnivore is an
egregiously inaccurate statement. The great taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus,
(1707-1778), a Swedish naturalist and botanist who established the modern
scientific method of classifying plants and animals, classified humans not as
carnivores, not as omnivores, nor even as herbivores, but as frugivores.
Linnaeus writes: Man's structure, internal and external compared with that of
the other animals, shows that fruit and succulent vegetables are his natural
A few anthropologists have risen above their biases; one such is Jared
Diamond, a professor of anthropology at UCLA. Diamond has written that the
notion of man the hunter is a romantic myth: big-game hunting added little to
our food intake until after we had evolved fully modern anatomy and behavior.
Instead, our earliest ancestors lived on the wild fruit, nuts, seeds and tubers
that they gathered. Mr. Diamond puts it succinctly: I doubt the usual view that
hunting was the driving force behind our uniquely human brain and societies.
For most of our history, we were not mighty hunters but rather sophisticated
Humans are naturally Frugivores.
The natural and easiest way to live off of the land without harm to another is eating fruit it's quite simple. Even eating vegetables is an act of
killing off the plant whereas eating fruit is an act of helping, not killing, a plant by spreading it's seeds.
(Red) Meat is also a leading cause for heart disease the number one killer in America (sometimes switching off with cancer for the top place).
edit on 22-1-2011 by 11118 because: (no reason given)