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Originally posted by it4lian
Go ask a lion or a Polar bear what gives them the right to eat meat. Carnivores are everywhere in the food chain, so are herbivores. It's part of life get over it, if you don't believe me, go ask the lion.
There are 457 persons on Okinawa aged 100 or over, an average of 35 for each 100,000 inhabitants. It is the highest in the world.
Okinawa boasts the highest percentage of centenarians anywhere. Heart disease rates are low: 80% fewer heart attacks than Americans, and Okinawans who have heart attacks are more likely to survive. Breast and prostate cancer are so rare as to be unheard of among the older population. Obesity is equally rare. Smoking, the reader is led to conclude, is also rare among older Okinawans
The Okinawan diet might well amaze Americans. The average citizen consumes at least seven servings of vegetables daily, and an equal number of grains (in the form of noodles, bread, and rice—many of them whole grains). Add to this two to four servings of fruit, plus tofu and other forms of soy, green tea, seaweed, and fish rich in omega-3s (three times weekly). Sweet potatoes, bean sprouts, onions, and green peppers are prominent in the diet. Vegetables, grains, and fruits make up 72% of the diet by weight. Soy and seaweed provide another 14%. Meat, poultry, and eggs account for just 3% of the diet, fish about 11%. The emphasis is on dark green vegetables rich in calcium (Okinawans, like other Japanese, don't eat much dairy). Okinawans do drink alcohol, but women usually stick to one drink a day, while men average twice that. Moderation is the key.
In short, the average Okinawan's diet is far richer in complex carbohydrates and plant-based foods, and lower in fat, than the average American's. (It's completely different from low-carbohydrate plans like the Atkins and Zone diets.)
Originally posted by Isayeva
reply to post by ArnoldNonymous
It's not like you chase deer around in order to eat them. Why hasn't evolution provided you with better canines if you're such a skilled predator? Besides, some herbivores have canine teeth too, so the whole point is hardly relevant.
Researchers from Michigan State University have discovered that plants have a rudimentary nerve structure, which allows them to feel pain. According to the peer-reviewed journal Plant Physiology, plants are capable of identifying danger, signaling that danger to other plants and marshaling defenses against perceived threats. According to botanist Bill Williams of the Helvetica Institute, "plants not only seem to be aware and to feel pain, they can even communicate."
Meat, poultry, and eggs account for just 3% of the diet, fish about 11%.
It is said that humans actually taste quite good, though that entire cannibalism thing has such a nasty tone to it
I might concider going vegetarian because it's clear humans don't actually need to eat meat
Originally posted by np6888
Vegetarians live slightly longer than meat-eaters, so whatever nutrients they're missing, they don't seem to be all that affected.
It is now scientific fact that all plants FEEL and communicate so the argument that vegans’ are somehow more human is mute.
PLANTS HAVE FEELINGS TOO
There are entirely natural sources for everything a human needs that is not meat!
Enjoy, your impotence and obesity.