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For those who imagine their ancestors were vegetarian, here’s further proof they were NOT

I keep getting a lot of writers who deny that Indian ancestors were meat eaters. They deny archaeological evidence, they deny scriptures, they deny literature.

There is a false belief that somehow to eat meat you need large teeth. No. You don't!

In the case of human ancestors we discovered how to COOK meat 2 millions years ago. Hence we never had large teeth. And we can cut meat into small bits with tools. Even today, Japanese and many other cultures eat raw meat in small bites. Our teeth are perfectly adapted to meat eating.

But now DNA proves yet another fact:

"DNA trapped in the tartar reveals that the meat-dominated, grain-free diet of the hunter gatherers"

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Sanjeev Sabhlok

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2 thoughts on “For those who imagine their ancestors were vegetarian, here’s further proof they were NOT
  1. Sumer

    Some of the quotes from Kathy Freston’s article Shattering The Meat Myth: Humans Are Natural Vegetarians

    Dr. T. Colin Campbell, professor emeritus at Cornell University and author of The China Study, explains that in fact, we only recently (historically speaking) began eating meat, and that the inclusion of meat in our diet came well after we became who we are today. He explains that “the birth of agriculture only started about 10,000 years ago at a time when it became considerably more convenient to herd animals. This is not nearly as long as the time [that] fashioned our basic biochemical functionality (at least tens of millions of years) and which functionality depends on the nutrient composition of plant-based foods.”

    That jibes with what Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine President Dr. Neal Barnard says in his book, The Power of Your Plate, in which he explains that “early humans had diets very much like other great apes, which is to say a largely plant-based diet, drawing on foods we can pick with our hands.

    There is no more authoritative source on anthropological issues than paleontologist Dr. Richard Leakey, who explains what anyone who has taken an introductory physiology course might have discerned intuitively–that humans are herbivores.

    The point is this: Thousands of years ago when we were hunter-gatherers, we may have needed a bit of meat in our diets in times of scarcity, but we don’t need it now. Says Dr. William C. Roberts, editor of the American Journal of Cardiology, “Although we think we are, and we act as if we are, human beings are not natural carnivores.

    She further wrote: Sure, most of us are “behavioral omnivores”–that is, we eat meat, so that defines us as omnivorous. But our evolution and physiology are herbivorous, and ample science proves that when we choose to eat meat, that causes problems, from decreased energy and a need for more sleep up to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

    Old habits die hard, and it’s convenient for people who like to eat meat to think that there is evidence to support their belief that eating meat is “natural” or the cause of our evolution.

     
  2. Sanjeev Sabhlok

    Sumer

    There was a time when it was thought that human ancestors were herbivores. That has been entirely turned aside by findings over the past 15-20 years. Please read more widely. You’ll find abundant evidence.

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