First off, let me clear up some misconceptions: Meat is not completely bad. Our Ancestors ate meat and were still the healthiest people on the planet. In fact, according to archaeological findings the people of Kemet ate two meals a day: a morning meal of bread, beer and onions, and a big dinner of boiled vegetables, meat bread and more beer (of course). The upper class ate vegetables, meat and grains at every meal, plus wine and dairy products like butter and cheese. We also know that there are important nutrients in meat that the body needs to perform at its best.
Here is the downside: eating meat causes your body to produce something called an Advanced glycation end-product.
Ironically, the acronym for the above substance is AGE – and thats exactly what it does. Studies have shown that AGE is responsible for “aging and the development, or worsening, of many degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.”
If you want the full scope of research, read this document.
Other research has shown that plant based dieters have fewer diseases, they perform better cognitively, and they look better, too. Ok, that last claim might be a little subjective, but…