In the last article about Dairy, I promised that today we will be talking about meat and whether it is healthy for us.
So this is it! We come to the big question: Is meat healthy? I will present you some facts, some are more important than others. I will not try to convince you of anything because I know that you can decide for yourself. If you resonate with what I will be presenting, it is ok, if not, it is also ok. You can check out my other articles about Soul or about Mind. 🙂
So here we go:
1. Meat forms mucoid plaque
After the food is ingested, it is broken down into vitamins, minerals, and other components that are carried out through the bloodstream to all the cells in the body to feed them, nourish them, revitalize and repair them. The stomach is digesting the food that is then pushed into the small and large intestines.
The absorption of all the nutritional components is made mostly in the intestines. This is why our intestines would have to be in a healthy state all the time. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most of the people because their intestines become impacted with a thick rubber-like substance called “mucoid plaque”. One of the foods that help to form this plaque is meat. This “mucoid plaque” blocks the nutritional components of our foods from being adequately absorbed into the body.
2. The meat protein requires a lot of energy to be used in the human body
Proteins are macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues. An essential amino acid is called essential because it is an amino acid that cannot be synthesized by the organism, and thus must be supplied in its diet. The nine amino acids humans cannot synthesize are phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine.
Plant-based amino acids have a higher amount of energy and have simpler compounds which is why they are easier to break down and used by the human body. The proteins found in meat must be broken down (hydrolyzed) into simple amino acids before the body can truly use them and this is a very inefficient process.
“Meat, on the other hand, requires a more radical and energy-robbing digestive process to obtain the amino acids that comprise it.” – The Detox Miracle Sourcebook, by Robert Morse
3. Meat is an acidic food for the body
Another important factor is that meat protein creates an acidic reaction in the body which leads to more acidosis. Plant-based protein, on the other hand, produces an alkaline reaction in the body which heals the acidity produced by the meat. Our bodies need live food, to keep it alive, they need foods that contain phytochemicals. The name comes from the Greek word Phyto, meaning plant and they are chemical compounds produced by plants.
4. Humans are frugivores
I will write a separate article on this topic but for now, let me tell you why do I think so. First of all, we should all eat food that is biologically suited for our species so let’s take a moment to explore and determine just what type of species we are. Humans are the only ones that are confused and don’t know what to eat. Humans and primates are frugivores and their diet contains mainly fruits, nuts, seeds, sweet vegetables, and herbs.
Their digestive system has salivary glands that secrete alkaline enzymes and the small intestines are sacculated for extensive absorption. Carnivores don’t have salivary glands that produce digestive enzymes.
Their eliminative system is composed of a colon that is sacculated for extensive absorption, and a GI tract that has twelve times the length of the spine, also for extensive absorption, unlike the carnivores that have a GI tract only three times the length of the spine. The carnivores have strong gastric juices which help meat digestion and this is why they don’t need a large GI tract.
Their extremities are hands and feet with fingers for picking and peeling, unlike carnivores that have claws.
Just because everyone else is eating meat, this doesn’t mean it is also healthy. Just because almost every doctor says that meat is healthy it doesn’t mean it is the kind of food that a human needs. I know what they say, we are humans so we are omnivores. Just by comparing the body of an omnivore with the body of a frugivore you can see clearly that this is not the case.
Good luck with educating yourself!
These are just some of the reasons I could cover in this article but do not worry because others will follow. Stay tuned!
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