COFFEE THE ROYAL FLUSH d. But Stefansson lived to age 83 in an age without antibiotics, so it can t have completely destroyed him. @JS I ve been a vegan for almost 7 years, but I constantly tell people not to be vegan for health reasons, as that is ridiculous. The comments about farming displacing animals are misleading too, although I will read the source material you mentioned. It rots in the colon. And its variant: Meat takes 4-7 days to digest, because it has to rot in your stomach first.
(Some variations on this myth claim it takes up to two months! ) Like most vegetarian propaganda, it s not just false, it s an inversion of truth. As the proverb says, When you point your finger, your other three fingers point back at you. Thanks a lot for this article. So our gut bacteria go to work and digest some of the remainder, sometimes producing waste products that we can absorb. (And, often, a substantial quantity of farts. ) The remaining indigestible plant matter ( fiber ), dead gut bacteria, and other waste emerge as feces. It turns out that,,, and do a fine job of breaking down meat protein, and and do a fine job of breaking down animal fat. In other words, meat is digested by enzymes produced by our own bodies. The primary reason we need our gut bacteria is to digest the sugars, starches, and fiber—found in grains, beans, and vegetables—that our digestive enzymes can t break down. Leave a comment, and use the icons below to share it with your friends! )You might also enjoy,, the classic and for yet more diet myths busted and truths discovered, try. Does meat make you happy? Then you will most likely enjoy my Funny, provocative, entertaining, fun, insightful That we absorb a bit of in our colons and which ruminants like cows derive most of their nutrition from: A partial inventory:
I can theoretically imagine there is an argument for the possibility that ruminants more efficiently convert plant nutrition and then humans can more efficiently convert their meat, ultimately leading to a more efficient chain of nutrient consumption. You forgot to mention an important fact that will make the cw crowd even more go ballistic. Colon cancer thesis statement. You just have to be conscious of what you are eating. Found in, unsurprisingly, butter) are much of the bacteria poop Hindgut fermenters, like horses, have an extra-long gut. You re eating BACTERIA POOP. I know I really should have ended this article at the punchlines, but I ve got more to say. Thanks for the information. He blinded me, with science!
In a vat of pH 2 hydrochloric acid and pepsin. On average, a mixed meal (including meat) takes 4-5 hours so we ve busted yet another part of the myth. (Keep in mind that we have not absorbed any nutrients yet: Beans, lentils, dairy products, onions, garlic, scallions, leeks, turnips, rutabagas, radishes, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cashews, Jerusalem artichokes, oats, wheat, and yeast in breads. Thank you! Often the best way to debunk myths isn t head-on: Now what is that called, again, when food is being digested I know when I used to have an attack Here s of flatulence-causing foods, and: I recommend making sure she takes EPA/DHA supplements (algae sourced, of course: And enzymes like amylase, maltase, sucrase, and (in the lactose-tolerant) lactase break down starches and some sugars. Vegetables provide color and flavor to meat and eggs, and I eat them daily. (In fact, I eat far more vegetables now than I did previous to going paleo. ) I m just enjoying tweaking a few noses. Better than two hours later, there were no signs of any meat chunks. What was always clogging the ostomy tube were pieces of vegetables that were not fully chewed. Entire pieces of olive, lettuce, broccoli florets, grains and seeds were found.
This is a gem of a site and is fast becoming one of my favorites. No. Much appreciated! I think there is demand out there for articles that are understandable outside the immediate paleo community, and that we can use to educate people who aren t already paleo. Please feel free to forward them around, as that s why I write them! In fact, no digestive enzyme, in any animal, is capable of breaking down cellulose! So the only way that any animal can fully digest plants is for its gut bacteria to break down cellulose, and its intestines absorb the waste products. We have evolved the molars required to process vegetable matter mechanically, and have also evolved a longer digestive tract than most carnivores precisely to give bacteria time to do their job and make vegetable components more digestible for us. Being propagated. (Did you enjoy this post? Ruminants, including cattle, bison, deer, antelope, goats, and other red meat, have a special extra stomach Michael Holick, M h. Seems that humans only have 1 stomach, not 4.