Vegetarians In The Wild…
It might not be as healthy as it’s cracked up to be… By Anne Laing
I absolutely agree with the moral reasons to go vegetarian/vegan because increasingly the commercialised production of our animals is appalling in this over-consumptive world.
However I wonder if it wouldn’t be better to combine forces to campaign for better animal health?
Going vegetarian purely in search of a healthier nutritional lifestyle can sometimes be a road fraught with ruts and potholes that could derail your health.
We see far too many vegetarians with health or weight difficulties attributable to an unbalanced vegetarian diet with an excess of hydrogenated fats, refined grains, unfermented soya and sugar-laden products.
In truth it’s not unusual to meet “vegetarians” who don’t eat vegetables!
Rarely do we see elite vegetarian strength athletes, and Gillian McKeith, (currently featuring on the televisions show “I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!”) would never survive in the real hunter-gatherer world, where the vagaries of being an opportunist feeder, the weather, seasons or the success of a hunt, required great stamina, grit and physical strength.
Meat should only be part of a healthy balanced diet…