Meat, and particularly red meat, is the healthiest, most nourishing food that I have the privilege to feed myself.
This is quite a contrarian statement to make in today’s food environment, where meat is constantly vilified from numerous angles. But a lot of the anti-meat arguments are concluded from skewed and cherrypicked information, and there is a lot of science that supports meat.
Eating a meat-focused diet is the best way to optimize nutrition, minimize plant toxins, and promote metabolic health by minimizing carb intake.
Animal foods have the highest density and quantity of vitamins, minerals, and digestible proteins, in active, usable forms. In contrast, the vitamins and nutrients in plants are precursors to the nutrients we can use, and the conversion rate is poor in many cases.
There are also certain nutrients that you can only get in animal foods, and not from plants.
To learn more, listen to:
- The Road to Carnivore Episode 3 – Why Meat is Better than Plants: Nutrition.
- The Road to Carnivore Episode 7 – Why Meat is Better than Plants: Metabolic Health and Fat Adaptedness.