Vegetarian, ever thought of becoming one? Nine things happen when you stop eating meat. Scientific literature says that a meat-free diet, when done correctly, offers big health benefits. The notion that meat is necessary for human health is a myth and new research is showing that even our ancestors did not exclusively eat meat. While we don’t mean to say that eating any meat is unhealthy, we do wish to draw attention to the growing body of research making clear that vegan and vegetarian diets are optimal for good health.
Katherine Milton, an anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley, explains why the ‘paleo’ argument is flawed in the following statement:
“It is difficult to comment on ‘the best diet’ for modern humans because there have been so many different yet successful diets in our species. . . . Because some hunter-gatherer societies obtained most of their dietary energy from wild animal fat and protein does not imply that this is the ideal diet for modern humans, nor does it imply that modern humans have genetic adaptations to such diets.” More