Why Humans Weren’t Meant to Eat Meat

It is a commonly-held debate that it is natural for humans to consume meat and different types of animals. The premise behind this argument is our anatomical structure that includes jaws, a set of sharp teeth, and a well-functioning digestive system that caters well to meat consumption. After all, we are omnivores with canines like carnivores and chewing molars similar to those of herbivores. 

However, on the other end of this debate, some people ask a very important, thought-provoking question: Are humans supposed to eat meat? Are they designed for meat-eating?  

If you do some research, you will find that humans were never meant to eat meat, and they arent meat-eaters by nature. Why? Find out below. 

Our Teeth Arent Carnivorous 

Human teeth have often been compared with that of carnivore animals, but if you get to the bottom of it, we actually dont have carnivorous teeth structure or jaws. 

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True and real carnivores have very large canine teeth, and some even have extremely sharp claws. They can tear flesh apart with just the help of their teeth. Humans, on the other hand, do have canines, but they are small, dull, and not as sharp as those of carnivores. Like herbivores, humans dont have claws either. 

Furthermore, human beings have flat rear molars for grinding purposes without any sharp front teeth, whereas carnivores do have front teeth for flesh-tearing, but no molar teeth for grinding. 

Risk of Heart Disease  

Perhaps, one of the biggest points that go in favor of why humans werent meant to eat meat is that meat consumption greatly increases the risk of heart disease in human beings. Meat contains high amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat, which can take a toll on your heart health. Furthermore, heart disease is a leading cause of death in numerous parts of the world. It has also been established through research that people who eat meat have a 32-percent higher risk of getting serious heart disease, as compared to vegans and vegetarians.  


Human Body Can Function on Plant-Based Foods  

Our ancestors indeed used to eat a lot of meat, one cant ignore the fact that the human body is intended to survive on plant-based sources and foods. 

Plant-derived foods are packed with rich amounts of protein, unsaturated fat, antioxidants, fiber, phytochemicals, and numerous other essential components required by the body. In the long run, a plant-based lifestyle has also proven to be healthier, better, and more beneficial for humans than one with meat and animal-derived products. 

In a Nutshell  

The debate about whether humans were meant for meat-eating or not has gone on for many years, and it can go further for more years to come. However, one simply cant ignore the fact that meateating has a lot of risk factors, downsides, and questioning concerns such as animal cruelty, killing animals in the most horrific ways possible, and he bloody reality that comes with it. 

Eventually, veganism will be the ultimate way of life, as is obvious in todays time!

10 thoughts on “Why Humans Weren’t Meant to Eat Meat”

  1. I beg to differ, I almost got diabetes 2 x now , like 1 point away, each time I had to go on ,well the first time I went on Atkins, saved my life, the second time went on keto, I got it down enough , I can breath a sigh of relief, but I know, my sister got it, my brother got it, my dad had it, Im fighting genetics, and will have to fight it the rest of my life

    1. I’m sorry to hear that, this is just my point of view on the take as I have family members with similar health issues.

  2. Lies, lies and twisted facts that are irrelevant. It’s not about what is in the plants but what our bodies can extract from what we put into them. Plants are largely not bioavailable to humans. Humans store DHA, vitamin B12 and other vitamins so when you don’t eat meat you go through your storage. After a long period of time those storages are depleted and you experience brain shrinkage and emaciation.

  3. Anyone that has done a fair amount of reading on human diet and health knows that this article is right on the money.

    That is not to say that I do t ‘cheat’ and eat some meat. Every time that I do, it always tastes GREAT, then an hour or two later I feel like crap, and it happens every time! Then I go back to not eating meat for a week, and I feel so much better every hour of every day!!!

    These three books come immediately to mind.
    China Study, by T Colin Powell,
    The Makers Diet, by Jordan Rubin
    The Gerson Diet, by Max and Charlotte Gerson

    Genesis 1:29-30

    29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

  4. Some with underlying conditions of various kinds find it favorable to include meat in their diet… For many, probably most, a well managed plant based diet is good,,, “well-managed” !!! Humans developed ways to capture and kill animals without the use of claws and large teeth, and though some did indulge in the eating of raw meat others took up cooking which made for easier chewing and ingesting… Cooking also eliminated most parasites, worms, germs, etc., etc.,,, Upright bipedal kind’s fire is only one advantage that sets us apart from so-called wild animals, not to forget that humans are also part of the animal kingdom.
    Now that I’ve offended my Baptist friends, I must include Biblical instructions about what to eat::: Originally, in the Garden, only plant based foods were allowed. After the “Flood” meat was included in the menu, with some restrictions. There are many references to food and eating throughout the Bible, probably the most sinful eating activity would be that of excessive eating,,, “gluttony!!! An example of one who chose not to over indulge would be the young prophet, Daniel, who refused to eat the king’s festive foods and chose to eat only vegetables and water. After a time Daniel and his friends proved to be in much better health and shape than those partaking in the kings daily feasts… (Daniel, chapter 1). We Baptists eat chicken and manna… havemanygooddays…

  5. Anyone that has done a fair amount of reading on human diet and health knows that this article is right on the money.

    That is not to say that I do t ‘cheat’ and eat some meat. Every time that I do, it always tastes GREAT, then an hour or two later I feel like crap, and it happens every time! Then I go back to not eating meat for a week, and I feel so much better every hour of every day!!!

    These three books come immediately to mind.
    China Study, by T Colin Powell,
    The Makers Diet, by Jordan Rubin
    The Gerson Diet, by Max and Charlotte Gerson

  6. The bible allowed Noah and his family to eat flesh after the flood. Something changed about the environment that must have neccessitated we needed meat to stay healthy.

  7. Drastic oversimplification. The real question is whether you’re food, whether it be meat or vegetables, comes from mineral rich soils and pasture land. Unless you’re eating organic food from well balanced soils, it’s ridiculous to expect that genetically modified vegetables now in 70 percent of America’s food products and concentrated animal feedlot meat will make you heathy.

  8. Humans, like their closest genetic relatives, chimpanzees, are omnivores. We can eat meat, we can eat vegetables. We were never meant to be total vegetarians, and by that I mean only plant based foods, not ovo-vegetarians or lacto-vegetarians both of which are just modified ominivores. Nor were we meant to be total carnivores.
    Having said that we have people who eat all vegetables matter or almost all, and we have people like the Inuit or Eskimos who are carnivores. Both types can survive on their diets, but those who are omnivores have the best of both worlds. Vitamin B 12, essential for human life is more easily derived from animal sources.

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