NUTRITION NEWS - JUNE 2020
LAST REVISED ON JUNE 30, 2020
This the first of what I hope will be a monthly newsletter that points
out various nutrition related articles, videos and recipes that I have
encountered during the month.
It may also include some of my thoughts about nutrition and answers to
questions that I receive.
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if you have a comment, suggestion, or a question.
Are Humans Designed to Eat Meat?
Here are two simple reasons why I believe that evolution designed humans
to eat plants:
- Vitamin C:
Most animals have the ability to synthesize Vitamin C but humans, gorillas,
chimps, orangutans and some monkeys have lost this ability.
Why? Because a plant rich diet provides sufficient Vitamin C.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all
the cells in a human body.
Cholesterol is needed to make hormones, Vitamin D (which is actually
a hormone), and substances that help you digest foods.
The human body makes all the cholesterol that it needs.
Why? Because a plant rich diet does not contain any cholesterol.
There is a video of a presentation by Dr. Milton Mills titled
Are Humans Designed to Eat Meat? that describes in detail many of the differences between
carnivores (meat eaters) and herbivores (plant eaters) that explains
why humans must have evolved as plant eaters.
Calorie Density Video
Jeff Novick, R.D. has made a number of very informative and entertaining DVDs
about a number of nutrition topics.
His full length video on Calorie Density was recently released on YouTube.
I high recommend watching this video, especially if you would like to
know how you can eat all you want and not gain weight or eat all you
want and lose weight until you get to your ideal weight.
Vitamin D Supplements
I subscribe to the daily videos and weekly blog posts from Dr. Michael Gregor
One of his recent blog posts was titled Vitamin D Supplements for Increasing Aging Muscle Strength.
As usual, Dr. Gregor includes links to a number of his videos about