Humans are omnivores - we have a digestive system of moderate length and a single stomach. Herbivores often have long intestines and multiple stomachs to break down fiber, while carnivores have short intestines because animal foods do not contain difficult fibers to break down. Raw vegetable foods are much more difficult to break down than well-cooked vegetables and raw OR cooked animal products. Given the human digestive system, why do you think raw vegetables - the foods our bodies are least equipped to handle - would be ideal?
Originally Posted by Goldensparrow
The human body also better assimilates nutrients that are already in the "proper form" to be utilized. Animal-based nutrients (fat, complete proteins, Vitamin A (retinol), DHA-omega 3, Vitamin K2 MK-4, etc) are easily assimilated into the human body while vegetable-based nutrients (carbohydrate, incomplete proteins, Vitamin A (beta carotene), ALA-omega 3, Vitamin K2 MK-7, etc) must be converted in much less efficient processes to be assimilated into the human body. Why would you think meat and fat would be bad for you?
To advocate a raw foods, vegetarian-based diet is to advocate for a diet that your body can extract the least nutrients from. It may be great for weight loss - BECAUSE YOU CAN'T PROPERLY DIGEST THE FOOD AND EXTRACT THE LEAST AMOUNT OF CALORIES. That weight loss will be at the expense of your health. This is why you only see fat, weak vegans (who eat refined flours coated in vegetable oils - easily extracted, low-nutrient calories) and frail, sickly, weak vegans (who eat raw fruits and vegetables - low-toxin foods but with difficult to extract nutrients).
The only vegans that look healthy are those that supplement with lots of protein powders, but no matter what their condition is, they will ALWAYS be healthier with animal foods in their diets. At least vegetarians can eat eggs and milk, so it's something.
Eat meat, eggs, milk/cheese, fruit and starch if you want to maximize your body's ability to extract nutrients. Leave the rabbit food for the rabbits. Vegetables look impressive on paper until you actually understand you can't utilize much of what they have to offer.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.