So What Are Humans Designed To Be?

16 May
99% Vegetarian.

99% Vegetarian.

While pondering the ways of the world, life and everything that falls between…I started to wonder about how we are built. Are we really built to eat meat or is the body fit for plants? I came across what I posted below during my searches, check it out and see where we fit…

Comparison between carnivores, herbivores and humans

When you look at the comparison between herbivores and humans, we compare much more closely to herbivores than meat eating animals. Humans are clearly not designed to digest and ingest meat.

  • Meat-eaters: have claws
    Herbivores: no claws
    Humans: no claws
  • Meat-eaters: have no skin pores and perspire through the tongue
    Herbivores: perspire through skin pores
    Humans: perspire through skin pores
  • Meat-eaters: have sharp front teeth for tearing, with no flat molar teeth for grinding
    Herbivores: no sharp front teeth, but flat rear molars for grinding
    Humans: no sharp front teeth, but flat rear molars for grinding
  • Meat-eaters: have intestinal tract that is only 3 times their body length so that rapidly decaying meat can pass through quickly
    Herbivores: have intestinal tract 10-12 times their body length.
    Humans: have intestinal tract 10-12 times their body length.
  • Meat-eaters: have strong hydrochloric acid in stomach to digest meat
    Herbivores: have stomach acid that is 20 times weaker than that of a meat-eater
    Humans: have stomach acid that is 20 times weaker than that of a meat-eater
  • Meat-eaters: salivary glands in mouth not needed to pre-digest grains and fruits.
    Herbivores: well-developed salivary glands which are necessary to pre-digest grains and fruits
    Humans: well-developed salivary glands, which are necessary to pre-digest, grains and fruits
  • Meat-eaters: have acid saliva with no enzyme ptyalin to pre-digest grains
    Herbivores: have alkaline saliva with ptyalin to pre-digest grains
    Humans: have alkaline saliva with ptyalin to pre-digest grains

Based on a chart by A.D. Andrews, Fit Food for Men, (Chicago: American Hygiene Society, 1970) This Is The Great Website That I Copy And Pasted This From.


3 Responses to “So What Are Humans Designed To Be?”

  1. Carrie May 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Well hello there~~ Glad I found another veggie/compassionate eating blog 😀 You have lots of info here, please keep up the good work and spread the kindness around!!

    P.S. Love the comparisons above!! So truuuueeee~~ Thanks for sharing!!

    • Author May 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

      Thank you so much 🙂
      You do the same, the world can always use more vegetarians.
      Thanks for stopping by.


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