Veganism: A lesson in anatomy

Length of our colon (large intestine) reflects adaptation to a predominantly carnivorous diet.

In Summary
  • Humans are resilient opportunistic omnivores that have survived and thrived by adapting to whatever the environment had to offer.
  • We are, physically, well adapted to process foods that need the least amount of energy to digest, to optimise assimilation of nutrients.

Last week, I presented a compelling theory that supports the position that humans are meat-eaters – that the increase in brain size was balanced by an equivalent reduction in the size of the GI ...

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