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Carnivorous diet: What is it? Is it healthy?

Diets and different forms of food that arise in the present, are increasingly varied. Most are well known foods throughout life but that take prominence in some or the other diets.

We must keep in mind that the human being is the only animal that takes so much discomfort from the diet, the rest of the animals eat when they have to eat and what naturally their body tells them to eat and let themselves be carried away, therefore, by their instincts.

It is difficult to assess what is the diet that can best result for the human body. However this also has a lot to do with our genetics if we are more homo sapiens or more Neardental. We can determine this by doing some DNA studies. The organism of those who have the highest percentage of Neardental will have a greater predisposition for meat within the diet.

Another thing we need to keep in mind is that the way we feed ourselves should not define us. And, it is that many diets go hand in hand with certain ideologies such as veganism. And if a person ceases to be vegan, for example, he can most likely be rejected by other people because it is associated with a certain ideology and is conceived that he ceases to have such a marked ideology or has changed his mind.

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Food throughout history

Humanity began consuming large mammals and therefore were practically carnivores. Plants were incorporated into the diet in small quantities and when they were available in nature. It should be borne in mind that those tribes like the Neardentals who lived in the coldest parts of Europe had little plant disposal and therefore their genetics predisposes more to meat feeding.

Today there are still tribes that are mostly carnivores like the Inuit, who only eat from what they extract from the sea. There are also tribes in Africa that consume mainly meat. There are a lot of studies that analyze ancestral diets and what may be the best choices for humans.

It is true, that years ago there was a possible antecedent of the human (paranthropus boisei) that fed only hard vegetables and therefore developed a digestive system that could digest this type of food. However, this species, similar to Australopithecus in many respects, became extinct.

So our genetic load and therefore our body, is prepared to eat meat and fats and animal products in general, but not so much for excessive consumption of vegetables. Human beings lack a digestive system like herbivores and is capable of transforming plants into nutrition. Therefore, it is much more complicated in general, to get all the nutrients we need by consuming plants with respect to the nutrition provided by meat.

It should also be aware that herbivores, such as a gorilla or cow, must consume tons of plants to feed their organisms. In addition, if your digestive system is observed, differences with that of humans are important. These animals can transform vegetables into essential fatty acids something humans can’t. Another important point is that virtually any herbivore if he has the opportunity to eat another animal will eat it, because they instinctively know that they will find a more bioavailable and fast source of nutrition.

What is better to consume today?

Remember that the human being is omnivorous and therefore has the possibility to eat virtually any food at his fingertips. Now, one thing is that we can eat everything and another is the nutritional contribution and how each type of food feels to our body.

There are many intolerances that result from an abuse of certain foods for which the body is not genetically prepared , such as gluten or dairy products. Vegetables, which cannot defend themselves from their predators physically, have defenses in chemical form that we call antinutrients. Every living thing has its defense mechanism to survive from any predator. Human beings can deal with some of these antinutrients or “poisons” but there are those who are best and those who are worse and from there are intolerances or allergies to certain foods.

There are many people who are vegan have to abandon that lifestyle because they damaged their digestive tract.

Plants such as grains, legumes, gluten, etc.. are high in natural toxics and damage our body if we abuse them. One way to check this in our own body is to put aside this type of feeding for several weeks and we will observe how the body s deflames and we feel lighter.

We must be aware that vegetables, cereals, etc. are not going to give us much nutrition because we are not prepared for them. Of course, we are omnivores and therefore we can get to extract some things from vegetables by consuming them properly.

Animal products, however, do not have these chemical defenses presented by plants. In addition, they are products that are processed in the stomach and small intestine. They break down thanks to the acids and enzymes we have and pass into the bloodstream directly providing only nutrition. Vegetables, which cannot be digested like those with a lot of fiber for example or gluten, pass directly into the large intestine to be discarded and ferment there can produce important problems.

Therefore, it is best to listen and observe our body and be aware of what is best for each one of us. It is also possible that some vegetables are more favorable than others. So we recommend you start a conscious diet to have good health.

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