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Every day most of the worlds population eats meat products while a small percent of have chosen a different lifestyle vegetarianism Many think that it is unhealthy and even wimpy to be a vegetarian but many studies show that this is not the case In fact it can be a lot healthier than a diet including meat and it isnt as hard to get all the nutrients you need as one may think Studies of human evolution have shown that our ancestors were vegetarian by nature The structure of the human body is not suited for eating meat Dr G S Huntingen of Columbia University demonstrated this in an essay on comparative anatomy He pointed out that carnivores have short small and large intestines Their large intestine is characteristically very straight and smooth In contrast vegetarian animals have both a long small intestine and a long large intestine Because of the low fiber content and high protein density of meat the intestines do not require a long time to absorb nutrients thus the intestines of carnivores are shorter in length than those of vegetarian animalsHumans like other naturally vegetarian animals have both a long small and large intestine Together our intestines are approximately twenty-eight feet in length The small intestine is folded back on itself many times and its walls are convoluted not smooth Because they are longer than those found in carnivores the meat we eat stays in our intestines for a longer period of time Consequently the meat can putrefy and create toxins These toxins have been implicated as a cause of colon cancer and they also increase the burden on the liver which has the function of getting rid of toxins This can cause cirrhosis and even cancer of the liverMost people assume that meat is clean and safe that there are inspections done at all butcheries There are far too many cattle pigs poultry etc killed for sale every day for
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