The Question of Meat PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Karel Nunnink   

A lot of resources are needed to produce a little bit of meat.

25 gallons of water are needed to produce a pound of wheat, compared to 2500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat. It takes 12-16 pounds of grain to producer 1 pound of beef. Livestock consume 80% of the corn and 95% of the oats eaten in this country. Our meat-based diet also extracts an enormous human toll. Just two meatless meals a week, would free up land to grow enough grain to feed millions of under-nourished children.

Humans by nature are not carnivores. An example of a carnivore is the large cat. Their intestinal tract is only about as long as they are, so they can eat, absorb nutrients and extract quickly. Humans’ intestines are up to 20 feed in length. This causes meat, which has a large bacterial content, to putrefy in the intestinal tract. This hinders the efficiency of internal auto-immunology and promotes congestion of eliminating organs, which are very susceptible to cancer.

Another nutritional consideration with excess meat is B-6 / methionine ratio. Meat is low in B6, which causes excess methionine. Excess methionine produces homocystine, which creates amyloids and free radicals. All this makes us vulnerable to the condition commonly known as “hardening of the arteries.”

Research shows that people who eat less meat and more grains, fresh vegetables and fruit, decrease their risk of heart disease, cancer, have lower rates of osteoporosis, diabetes, ulcers and stroke. In short, they live longer, healthier lives.

So, in these days of shrinking resources and over-population, take a stand. You can make a difference! Consider these facts, next time you bit into a hamburger. You owe it to your kids.


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