@theguy: Why are we "supposed" to eat meat? As animals we originally adapted to an omnivorous diet, but nowadays we have the capability to easily get all the nutrients we need without eating other animals. Just because I can do something doesn't mean I'm supposed to. Personally I believe there are health benefits to a vegetarian diet, and the studies I linked to in my previous post can confirm that, and with a great deal of authority to back them up.
@psylah: Great job! Good post! Ron Swanson, am I right guys?
I clearly didn't mean "supposed to" in a moral sense. I meant it biologically. I could have said "designed to" but that would imply we were designed. In fact nothing in my post was about the ethics of vegetarianism. I was wondering why people physically feel better (as they have been saying in this thread) when they go vegetarian. When I said we're supposed to eat meat I meant we're biologically designed for it so stopping shouldn't have health benefits beyond the ones that come about in a weird indirect way (actually eating the recommended amounts of fruit and veg for example because you have to to survive). I assume that's the main reason but I'd like to know if there are any more like stomach chemistry changing or something. I find stuff like that interesting.
I became a vegan almost 4 years ago. Feel better have more energy my allergies have gone away.
Do you know exactly why? I mean beyond "I stopped eating meat and animal products" do you know what you are now eating or not eating that made you more energetic and allergy free fiesta?