Are animal products essentially for a healthy and long human life?
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I find it funny that this debate has 10 votes and 4 comments.
Surely you’re a strong enough debater to not have to noob snipe, lol
The answer seems to be that in a time of scarcity, we can not get picky and choosey. Animal products are essential for their high nutrient density.
But in times of obesity and overabundance.... We can afford to get a bit pickier.
"When we examine the diet of virtually all monkeys and apes, it’s nuts, fruits, leaves, insects, and the occasional snack of flesh. You may have seen rather shocking footage of adult chimpanzees killing and eating baby ones, but that’s a relative rarity compared with the quantities of non-meat products consumed.
...The expensive tissue hypothesis states that to have a larger brain, we needed to save metabolic energy elsewhere. To do this, our guts were shortened.
But this brought another issue: having a shorter gut meant that our diet had to be of a higher quality to provide enough nutrients. Enter the animal-based diet. It is worth noting that this theory is not roundly supported.
Some researchers believe that hunting prey contributed to our bipedal stance, and that planning and conducting a hunt could have assisted the development of language, communication, and complex societies."