This time of year everyone loves lists but, instead of the standard New Year Resolution list, I’m making a list of herbivores.
A large part of my work as a raw food teacher and coach is to break down the barriers of what it means to eat raw foods and plant foods, as well as to educate what we need nutritionally to thrive.
I’m open and flexible about each person’s different need for protein, as well as the different diets we all choose (whether it includes a bit of meat or not).
The one thing I’m adamant about, and that science supports, is that humans can live vibrant health lives with only plant foods (in fact many scientific studies supports that vegetarians and vegans are healthier overall).
Do humans need meat like they need water? No, and no and no. Period.
This visual post is to support those who want to start a plant-based chapter in their lives, and assure them they’re getting enough – if not more – nutritionally by following a plant-based diet.
For a more detailed discussion on whether humans are a true herbivore, visit here for my post Are Humans Designed to Eat Meat, or to see my flexible attitude about raw foods and how we don’t need to be 100% raw to be healthy click here and here and here (but first check out the gallery below!).
Every animal you see here is a full-fledged herbivore, so their diet consists of plant foods, plant foods and – you guessed it – more plant foods.
The gorilla, a complete herbivore, has between 95-99% similar DNA to humans. Males commonly weigh anywhere from 300-440 pounds. Look at that pure muscle! Every fibre of his body was nourished with plant foods.
And let’s not forget the dinosours – massive in size – with many complete herbivores like the:
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Or I’d love to hear you comments below! For more detailed discussion, visit Are Humans Designed to Eat Meat?
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