It is true that humans are not designed to eat raw meat, but that is because our jaws have evolved to eat cooked meat, which is considerably softer and much easier to chew.
Do humans need to eat meat?
Humans have eaten meat for a really long time, but a diet with minimal meat is much more healthful. And today, we don’t need meat nutritionally.
Is human digestive system designed for meat?
Our Digestive System Doesn’t Like Meat
Carnivores have short intestinal tracts that allow meat to pass quickly through their digestive system. Humans’ intestinal tracts are much longer, like those of plant-eaters. This gives the body more time to break down fiber and absorb the nutrients from plant-based foods.
What are humans supposed to eat naturally?
Grass-fed cow meat and fish are good, and carbohydrates should come from nonstarchy fresh fruits and vegetables. On the other hand, cereal grains, legumes, dairy, potatoes, and highly refined and processed foods are out.
When did humans first start eating meat?
2.6 million years ago