Article by Neal Barnard of PCRM. Is the obesity epidemic a cause for alarm? Not according to the meat, dairy, and snack-food industries. They want us complacent about obesity-inducing products. But the facts are clear: Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight and at risk for diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Medical costs associated with obesity are nearly $150 billion.
In the introduction to Extraordinary Vegan, I made the following point: “It’s been said that variety is the spice of life, but that’s not exactly right. Surprise is the spice of life—and the only certain cure for boredom. Variety is wonderful, and thankfully the world is bursting with it. But what pleasure would it offer if it never surprised us, stopped us in our tracks, stunned us with unexpected beauty? The same moon rises every evening, yet every so often it catches us by surprise, perhaps appearing larger, fuller, brighter, or with an unusual hue, and we are spellbound by it.”
The carnivorous diet of traditional Eskimo* inhabitants of the frozen, northern, circumpolar regions of planet Earth (Siberia, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland), serves as a testament to the strengths and adaptability of the human species. The foods consumed by these hardy people are in "polar" opposition to those recommended by me (the McDougall Diet of starches, vegetables, and fruits): a carnivore vs. an herbivore diet. Unfortunately, misinformation surrounding the all-meat diet of the Eskimo has promoted dangerous eating habits to the modern-day general public.
Article from Dr. Barnard’s Blog at PCRM
In response to this persistent protein myth, Schwarzenegger told BBC: "Luckily we know that you can get your protein source from many different ways, you can get it through vegetables if you are a vegetarian. I have seen many bodybuilders that are vegetarian and they get strong and healthy."
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