Wednesday, 13 January 2010

To Eat Meat Or Not To Eat Meat

Enough Already! I have just read another article that says we actually evolved into carnivores. If evolution is true, we were probably more physically akin to carnivores earlier on during our evolution than later on. The bottom line is humans are capable of, and designed for, an omnivorous diet. There is scientific evidence for both sides – carnivore & herbivore. Which makes us omnivores. Which in turn means we are more than capable of surviving on various diets. It is not about eating meat or not eating meat. It is about eating a clean, healthy, balanced diet that provides us with all the nutrients that we need.

I have chosen a vegetarian diet, and I do very well on it. I have my reasons for being a vegetarian, and if you would like to know them, just ask me. My diet is not lacking in any nutrients, protein, vitamins, minerals... I get everything I need from a vegetarian diet. If you think that isn't possible, just look up famous vegetarians or vegans. You will find world class athletes, bodybuilders, cage fighters and strength coaches.

I cannot stand it when vegetarians are portrayed as skinny, weak and malnourished. Sure, there are vegetarians out there that are, but they are not following a good, balanced diet. Have you noticed how many meat-eaters are fat, weak and malnourished? Just because your diet includes or excludes certain foods doesn't mean either is a good, healthy diet. Both diets can be good, or bad.

I follow a vegetarian diet. For those of you who remain unconvinced that a vegetarian diet can be healthy and provide everything an athlete requires, I challenge you to come on down and join me for a workout. So far everyone who challenges my diet hasn't even come close to challenging me physically.