Ok, so why don't we prepare it correctly then instead of half-assing every thing... If it's supposed to make us live longer and healthier?
I don't have a problem with vegetarians at all. it's their choice, and I don't argue with them about it. However, I will always continue to eat meat. Why? The simple fact is that we were made to eat both meat and plants, and I'm not one to shake my fist at mother nature. I'm not stopping anyone from being vegetarian/vegan, but it will never be my cup of tea.
As meat is an excellent source of B12, vegetarians who don't go out of their way to include it in their diets as well as several other necessary vitamins generally have a tougher time staying healthy than people who eat small portions of meat from time to time. This is especially true for O blood types.
Most people tend to eat more meat that's healthy for them, however. A primarily vegetarian diet with some occasional meat is ideal, and it's definitely possible to get all of your needed vitamins from vegan sources, while sacrificing convenience.
Seeing from your comments, you seem like a vegetarian/vegan that's ultra pushy about their diet style. And that's awfully annoying.
You already showed that you don't know much about meat. Real meat. Not Burger King or McDonald's "meat". That's enough to tell me you don't know what you're talking about.
Actually, you're wrong. How am I supposed to sound when over 50 people disagree with me? I'm supposed to explain what I feel, correct? I wanted to see how people would react to this opinion, not force a certain diet into their lives.
Most studies incriminating meat are epidemiological studies which try to link eating trends with disease outcomes. But correlation does not imply causation. The people who eat the most meat also tend to smoke the most cigarettes, get the least physical activity, eat the most calories in general, eat more sugar and other processed foods in addition to the meat, and more of the meat they eat is processed meat like bacon and hot dogs rather than more natural meats. It's therefore impossible to conclude that meat raises the chance of disease by interpreting these studies because all those other factors are also at play. When those factors are controlled for (and in reality, it's impossible to properly control for everything, so there will always be a margin of error), the effect of meat on disease rates either disappears or becomes very small.
As an aside, at least one study has found that red meat intake increases disease rates, but white meat lowers disease risk. Does this mean that steak causes cancer and chicken cures it? Of course not. Of course, the media took that study and reported that meat causes cancer when that is precisely what the study did not find.
From my experience (I was a vegetarian for three years), it was harder to get protein because I'm a really picky eater.
I feel a bit bad for eating meat, but given the chance, a shark would eat me and not feel any guilt at all. It's just life.
prehistoric man did not have to cook meat at all because their immune system could handle it much better. but at some point our ancestors started cooking meat so our immune system weakened and so most people of western society cannot handle eating raw meat that isn't prepared very specifically. in some cultures though people often eat raw meat that has been hanging unrefrigerated in a butcher shop covered in flies for hours, or even that's been left to rot for months or even years.
In the same way vultures can eat rotting meat because over time they adapted into the life style
I favorited this post. :) I like the facts people put on here.
Really, as nice as it may seem to some, people don't need remove animals from their diet at all. There are plenty of studies that say, "Yes, it'll bloody kill you!" and lots that say the opposite, at the end of the day you can just take from experience or pick whatever side you want to believe. But really, people like eating meat.
Some people like smoking, some people like this that and the other thing that may or may not kill them. Who cares? Life isn't defined by it's length, but rather it's width and depth of experience.
Eating meat is a (literally) bloody good experience to many. Screw animal rights.
It's harder to be a vegetarian. With meat in your diet it is easier to stay healthy as you don't have to look so hard for your missing nutrients. By sticking only to veggies you put yourself at a higher risk of being anemic which can lead to other health issues.
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Besides our teeth and organs prove that we are meant to be omnivorous. Our molars can crush vegetation while our canines can rip through meat. Horses have an enlarged cecum due to the fact they eat so much vegetation and since they aren't ruminants they can't ferment the ingestia within their stomachs like a cow so the cecum takes care of most of the fibrous material. Humans have a small addition to the cecum which is the appendix and it was suggested by Charles Darwin that the appendix was used for digesting leaves as primates. If we shied away from eating so much fibrous food and ate more meat then it is very likely that the appendix was what was left over from years of evolution.
Madisond it's only harder because you'll have to look or eat a lot more to get the same nutrients that are in meat
So do you only eat fruits?
Ooh gotcha I was really confused
You don't just eat vegetables with a vegetarian diet, there is dairy, eggs, grains, fruit, nuts, seeds and legumes. I just prepare healthy vegetarian meals (well sometimes unhealthy too) and I have found it really easy to stay healthy. I have a blood disorder so it means that I have to get full blood counts every few months anyway and I have never been deficient in nutrients or iron.
No. lol junk food and mac and cheese mostly.
It's only harder if you make it harder. As a vegetarian myself I never try to get the nutrients I need. I rarely eat veggies too and I'm perfectly fine. I'm not saying it's a myth that we need all these nutrients but it certainly doesn't kill someone who doesn't get an adequate amount of them. The only way it is harder to be a vegetarian is having to find veggie selections on the menu at restaurants.
Oh, and did you forget that fruits and vegetables also have
their share of issues as well? E. coli for example, which can be
found in both meats and vegetables. So trying to put down
meat by saying that it may cause cancer, diseases, etc. is as
ignorant as it can get. Every food has its list of benefits and
issues, so trying to say that becoming vegetarian/vegan is
the cure-all for such diseases because vegetables are
flawless is simply an uneducated opinion.
We have all the meat teeth. Do you even lift?
Before anyone wants to start debating this... take the time to watch the "Forks over Knives" documentary. This is where I get my opinion from.
I've never seen this particular documentary, but don't expect every one you watch to present you with nothing but straight facts. A lot of documentaries will sometimes stretch the truth and present information in a certain manner to sway your opinion on something.
So how do you know what's the truth then?
We didn't drink milk from OTHER animals originally. We definitely didn't have cheese. If meat is your only argument, then sure... be a caveman. They didn't even know the effect it had on our body. I'd think that now since research has been made and we have the technology in our own hands to reverse diseases that we'd be more evolved to understand that we don't need it. On top of that, the meat processed in America (since I live here atm) is terribly unhealthy. Did you know that when you eat one burger from McDonald's, you could be eating 100 different cows in one patty? There's no way that's what was meant for our bodied.
Believe it or not, most people don't eat McDonalds on a daily basis. And what the heck does the quantity of cows matter? Why does eating meat make us cavemen? Do you really believe you're superior because you are doing what you think is natural? Well it isn't. Raise a child without any meat or dairy whatsoever and see how it grows. Meat doesn't cause cancer. If you had a basic knowledge of carcinogens, you'd know that. Most things aren't meant for our bodies. If you want to eat what was, then you may become a caveman and hunt for your meat and grow vegetables.
"I'd think that now since research has been made and we have the technology in our own hands to reverse diseases that we'd be more evolved to understand that we don't need it."
Just because we don't absolutely require meat doesn't mean we don't like it. Of course we (meat-eaters) know that it isn't strictly necessary to our survival, and it's kind of condescending to say that we don't know that.
As for the natural argument, you can't say that cheese and dairy are unnatural and then argue that we should be evolved enough to eliminate meat, which is natural, from our bodies.
You sound like one of those religious extremeists right now.
And how is that horrible about the 100 different cows? Of course they would all be mixed up in the patty and stuff. But generally, one cow tastes practically the same as the next, so what is the big problem if it's all processed together?
And if you think our American meat is so damn unhealthy, don't eat it.
Instead of getting your protein from meat, why don't you get it from legumes? It's healthier, and besides, weren't we originally herbivores but when we started making tools we also eventually included meat in our diets?
Read the comments we were originally omnivores and if we were originally herbivores why would we go out of our way to eat meat
Can you imagine a caveman sitting down to enjoy a nice salad and veggie dinner?
You know, I shouldn't have put this opinion up because meat eaters honestly don't take the time to actually look into what data and research says. They hear "protein" and associate it with meat.
Meat and poultry are the only complete proteins. See our body needs amino acids some which we
make and some which we ingest, by eating meat you are able to get all the amino acids in correct amounts. Nuts, seeds, and the like do not have all the amino acids needed so it is harder to get them by eating vegetarian then by just eating the recommended portion of protein.
You shouldn't put this opinion up because you should know that a shitstorm would happen in the comments
If you really wanted to get people to agree with you, I don't believe it was a good idea to insult the people that make up the majority of these comments, which are meateaters. And all of these comments are valid reasons of the benefits of eating meat. Yes, there are other supplements that can offer some of the essential vitamins and such needed for a healthy diet, but meat also has specific benefits that cannot be found in other foods without consuming it in large doses.