Ending the Vegetarian Debate Before it Starts

As stated perfectly in 1995 in the journal Current Anthropology:

“The incorporation of increasingly greater amounts of animal products into the diet was essential in the development of the large human brain.”

Yet so-called health experts continue to recommend and promote meat-free diets?

Realistically, there shouldn’t be a ‘debate’ with information like this. As even if it was possible to manufacture a plant-based diet with adequate amounts of DHA, B12, iron, fat-soluble vitamins, and essential amino acids (hint: it isn’t), it doesn’t change the fact that we’re supposed to eat meat.  And this is what prompted the transition from an ape with a large metabolically expensive gut to a more intelligent human with a big fat-fueled brain.

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So vegetarians and vegans can go ahead and try to steer the conversation towards inferior meat-free alternatives, unproven cancer and heart disease claims, and one-sided environmental arguments. But what’s the point in even going there?

We grew a bigger brain and became human when we started eating meat. PERIOD!

And when looking at the animal-to-plant ratios in the hunter-gatherer tribes we derived from, the probability is high that we’re supposed to eat A LOT of it:

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“73% of the world’s hunters-gatherers obtained >50% of their subsistence from hunted and fished animal foods, whereas only 14% of worldwide hunter gatherers obtained >50% of their subsistence from gathered plant foods.” Cordain et al, AJCN, 2000

How many obtained 80-100% of their subsistence from gathered plant foods?

0%!

A figure that should discourage anyone from recommending a meat-free diet. Regardless of how many algae derived DHA caps and B12 sublinguals they think they can choke down to make up for it.

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Or simply put:

ALL humans evolved eating meat, and eating meat is what made us ALL human.

So let’s start the conversation there.

Stay Lean!
Coach Mike


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