What If You Only Ate Meat?

What If You Only Ate Meat?


2.5 million years ago we first began to eat
meat. Prior to that our ancestors ate a vegan diet of berries and flowers and only when early hominins began to eat more seeds and nuts, therefore taking in higher levels of fat and less fiber did our bodies begin to adapt to handle meat. But what would happen if now you ONLY ate
meat? Without fiber rich foods like lentils, beans,
and broccoli you are going to feel constipated and uncomfortable. Not to mention, the simplest way for the body
to make energy is to convert carbohydrates into glucose. In the absence of carbs your body will have
to burn fat and break down important proteins. Creating glucose from protein is known as
gluconeogenesis, and it occurs in the liver, creating a nitrogen waste that is converted
into urea. Too much can lead to protein poisoning – which
includes symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, and potentially death. It’s even been documented if you ate only
a lean meat like rabbit, which has hardly any fat, you could eat and eat and eat and still
end up wasting away. Another potential killer could be the lack
of Vitamin C. Humans are one of the few animals that are not able to synthesize the Vitamin
on their own. Without easy access to Vitamin C from fruits
and veggies your body will be unable to effectively create collagen, a structural protein found
in your tendons, ligaments and skin. This will put you at high risk of scurvy and
cause you to have poor wound healing, rotting gums and personality changes. If not treated you would die from infection
or bleeding. But eating raw meat could be the way around
this. The cooking of meat degrades most of the Vitamin C, but raw, thick, chewy collagen rich skin and blubber of whales can take in 36mg of
Vitamin C per 100g serving. Way more than the 10mg needed to fight off
scurvy. This brings us to an interesting case: shaped
by low temperatures and a stark environment, a traditional Inuit diet consisted of what
was hunted and fished with little, if any, plant food, dairy products, or carbohydrates. Despite this, cardiac death rates were half
that of other Americans and Canadians. How can you be healthy on a fatty diet without
any fruits and vegetables? You can snack on organ meat like liver to
get your recommended Vitamin A, which is vital for eyes and bones and Vitamin D (for your bones
too). And Oily fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids will benefit your heart and vascular
system. Inuit bodies have adapted to manage gluconeogenesis
by having larger livers and increased volumes of urine to get rid of the extra urea. A recent genetic study investigated the genome
of Greenland Inuit and found a selection for variants that create a protective effect against
cholesterol and triglycerides. So, it is possible to thrive on only meat
but it’s important to remember that Northern communities have relied on animal food out
of circumstance and necessity. Their high fat diet was intended to keep weight
on for days of hunting, and when food was insecure, not lose weight like modern low
carb diets. Unless you are planning on eating raw whale
blubber, organ meat, and have genetics on your side consider sticking to a balanced
diet of all the major food groups.

100 thoughts on “What If You Only Ate Meat?

  1. The appendix, found in many carnivorous animals is used to digest raw meat. Before it was much larger in early human beings.
    In this case scientists are found to believe that the human race began as a carnivorous species, but due to a decline in animals(likely because of hunting), through evolution the appendix became the size that is now within the human body.

  2. Higher Vitamin C is needed for carb consumption. Same for thiamine or niacin, when consuming carbs.
    To avoid protein sickness, eat 70% animal fats to 20% animal protein.
    The 8% egg/dairy, 2% kelp and blueberries.

    So instead of eating rabbit muscle, target only it's fat: brain, spinal cord, fat deposits, toss or jerky the rest.

  3. The fiber consumption to prevent constipation is a myth. Fat consumption is the trick.
    And a recent study with 0 fiber consumed healed constipation sufferers 100% compared to controlled groups.

  4. This video is a bunch of crap! Many people feel much better without ANY plant based food. I am one of them.

  5. If we eat only meat we would always be constapated that’s why it’s good to eat all essential nutrients

  6. 2.5 million years ago we began to eat meat
    You can get protein poisoning from eating too much meat
    Lack of vitamin c cannot be synthesized by humans

  7. This may be the most ill informed and unsubstantiated video I have ever watched on YouTube. One word more – Eskimo’s

  8. As I live in one of the hottest counties in the world, Australia and manage to precisely the same thing as the Inuit without any problem and don't suffer with consipation, an occasional lambs liver is all I require for all the vitamin C is all I need this bloke is talking out if his Ar…..!

  9. Pretty sure constipation claim has been debunked. Fiber helps the body eliminate plant waste. A study found that people with a high meat diet had less bathroom problems than the control group or the high fiber group.

  10. The Arctic is not Antarctica! Eskimos also eat plants! Few greens has to eat! The lichens in the reindeer's stomach. And Fermented Plants. For this lifestyle over the centuries The digestive system has adapted. But In fact, data collected over many decades showed that coronary artery disease is common in Greenland's Inuit population. Heart disease is as frequent — or even more so — among native northern populations as it is for other populations. Strokes are particularly common, and life expectancy overall was found to be about a decade shorter among native populations. https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2015nl/apr/eskimos.htm

  11. You can get protein from bugs and snails and insects. But meat is also very nutritious. To live long you need to eat nutritious foods and stop wasting time eating white bread, fish & drinking soda.

    INSECTS, red meat, kale, Olive oil, berries, are the most nutrient dense foods in the world and they are a good source of healthy fats and calories

  12. its easy we’d get fat and then seriously sick… and then death. Since humans weren’t design from eating meat/ dairy/ fish.

  13. This is without doubt the most laughably pathetic, ill informed and inaccurate video I've ever watched on YouTube….these soy boys are dangerous

  14. He was personally there, 2.5 million years ago and Interviewed the People. He came back wirh a Time Machine.

  15. Many people have done a carnivore diet for years, some rarely ever eating organ meat and are healthier than 99.9% of the general population. There's a lot more to it than most people know or are ever willing to do the research on. They just write it off as some stupid diet that is devoid of essential vitamins and nutrients when that is really not the case at all.

  16. What if you stoped eating meat forever? That's right, nothing! In fact, a longer, healthier life!!!

  17. I really had been eating meat until I turned like 12. I didn't like vegetable so I just ate meat but I ate fruits.

  18. There is a reason why nearly 90% of vegans / vegetarians go back to eating meat and animal based products within 5 years. There is a reason why vegan and vegetarian diets are strongly linked to mental illness, mental health problems, depression etc. There is a reason why most vegans end up being delusional and mentally ill, especially vegan activists. There is a reason why vegan and plant based diets require supplementation. There is a reason why vegan and vegetarian brains are shrinking over time and are smaller in comparison to people who are eating meat. There is a reason why since the introduction of an agricultural revolution that happened 10000+ years ago our health started deteriorating and our brains started shrinking.

  19. All the dislikes are from like paleo, keto, carnivore and raw carnivore nuts who think their biased pseudo-science is more accurate than a scientific unbiased video…

  20. a different study show that fiber cause constipation rather than solving it but it's less apparent since you have to evacuate more often. It's quite hard to find out if you're constipated or simply have no need to poop. Meat take more time to digest because the body absorb more energy from it so bowel movement happen less often. So it's normal if you only need to poop once per 2 days if you eat only meat. It take even longer when it's organs meat such liver and heart since those product are rich in nutriment

  21. “Without easy access to Vitamin C from fruits and veggies” , What about lemons ? they're found everywhere and are cheap and it tastes great … oh right we're all used to buying food instead of making them now, or just don't know.

  22. About 23andme
    1. I'm 14 and even if I have $200 I will not give them for stupid tests
    About the video
    2. Cool video
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    3. What will happen if I sleep 10+ hours every day?

  23. Or just dont eat meat at all. You dont need it. Ive had no meat in the past decade and my bloodwork is good every time I go for a checkup.

  24. Inuit people die about 10 years earlier than other Canadians. A carnivore diet is not a good idea if you want to live as long as you can. Blue Zone populations live the longest, healthiest lives and eat little or no meat. One of them, the Seventh Day Adventists of Loma Linda California, are taught by their religion to not eat meat.
    https://www.bluezones.com/recipes/food-guidelines/

  25. So much false information. Please do research before making a misleading video that will be watched by millions of people.

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