Based on Chapter 5 from The Beginners Guide to Natural Living by Larry Cook, host Zoe Simpson explains how humans are herbivore by nature, that we don’t digest meat very well, but that we do digest plant foods quite well, and therefore for optimum he
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Our digestive system is created to easily digest plant food, but not fish, which makes us herbivores by nature. Consider that the hydrochloric acid in our stomach is only 120 of the strength of that found in carnivores. Carnivores require the stronger acid to process the flesh they consume. Furthermore; our intestines are 12 times the length of our body. Whereas, carnivores have intestines three times the length of their body. This is important because once a carnivore digests its prey, the remains need to be quickly flushed through to prevent rotting. On the other hand, when we eat meat, the combination of weak stomach acid and long intestines means putrefaction occurs throughout the digestive system. Unfortunately, this can lead to a disease. Not to mention, constipation for large percentage of Americans. Yet, a plant based diet works perfectly for us because the longer journey properly breaks down the fats, proteins, complex carbohydrates, and other nutrients. If you would like to learn more about healthy eating, and how to live naturally, you can read this informative book, The Beginners Guide to Natural Living.

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