Why Humans Should Not Eat Meat

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Touching back on the aforementioned utopia where poverty does not exist and every single person on the planet can afford to not eat meat, one would typically expect that the entire population would be healthy. And why would they not be? Study after study shows that vegetarians are healthier than the typical meat eating person, but why is that? Most vegetarians are in fact healthier than the typical meat-eater, but it is not simply because they are vegetarian, rather it is their lifestyle. The studies that show vegetarians are healthier than meat eaters are predisposed to the “healthy user bias” – the terminology for people who engage in one behavior that is perceived as healthy (whether it is or not) and who are more likely to engage in other …show more content…
From a biological standpoint, the answer is simple: human bodies need it. Why do humans crave sex? Because their biological clocks tell them that they need to reproduce viable offspring to ensure the survival of humanity. Why do humans crave companionship and the need to develop social skills? Because humans instinctively know that in order to thrive as a species they need to depend on one another in a collaborative effort to maintain their status as the superior species. Vegetarians have many arguments as to why humans should not eat meat anymore. One common argument is that carnivorous animals are excited by the scent of blood and the thrill of the chase, while most humans are revolted by the sight of blood, intestines and raw flesh. What they fail to mention, however, is that humans have the intelligence to distinguish between cooked and raw meat. This was essential in further developing their intelligence, as humans realized that consuming cooked meat gives more energy than consuming meat raw (Aiello 205). Hence, human revulsion towards raw meat is not because humans are not meant to eat meat, rather it is because humans are instinctively the most efficient when consuming their …show more content…
What they fail to consider is that fruits and vegetables are just as capable of causing obesity, diabetes, and cancer. People are aware of the correlation between excessive fructose consumption and obesity and heart disease, but what they fail to recognize is fruit is a source of fructose as well. Not only vegetarians, but people in general, believe that because fruit is raw and natural, they can consume an unlimited amount without experiencing any negative effects – especially not the same “harmful” effects of meat, such as cancer. Intriguingly enough, research shows that fructose has a substantial impact on pancreatic cancer (Liu 6368). Yes, an excess of meat can cause heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, but so can an excess of fruits and vegetables. Whether is be apples, broccoli, or beef, if it is consumed in excess the body will react. It is all about

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