How much meat should you eat a day?

The adequate intake for meat, according to the USDA, is about 2-3 ounces per serving, which is about the size of a deck of cards. If someone has a bet, how many people eat meat the size of a deck of cards? – Almost none. Most bets served in restaurants are 2-4 times larger than that.

One of the main reasons people eat meat is for protein. From the time of birth to about one year of age is the fastest growth that occurs during life. Therefore, it can be assumed that breast milk naturally has a lot of protein. Actually, breast milk is about 6% protein. Much less than people had assumed. Most vegetables and fruits have more protein than that.

Even for bodybuilders who think you need a lot of protein to build muscle, you need to think again about your protein intake. All-time champion bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “Most people think they need 50-70% of their total calorie intake from protein intake to build the body. It’s true. According to my formula, 1g of protein per 1kg (1000g) of body weight is enough.”

Since 1 kg is approximately 2.2 pounds (2.2046226218 pounds to be exact), if you weigh 150 pounds, 150/2.2 = 68.18 kg. So one needs 68.18 grams of protein. How much is that? 1 ounce is approximately 28.3 grams. So 68.18/28.3 = 2.4 ounces. One needs about 2.4 ounces of protein per day. The USDA recommended amount of meat consumption is about 2 to 3 ounces per serving, which is about the size of a deck of cards.

Plants already have that much protein though, if you eat too much meat, which most Americans do, you’ll make your blood acidic from excessive protein intake, leading to calcium loss from your bones .

People often think that humans should eat meat because we always have been and are considered omnivores. That is not true. Meat has not been an important part of the human diet, they invented equipment to kill animals. That’s not that long. Although tens of thousands of years may be a long time, it is but a brief moment on the time table of the evolutionary scale.

If you look at the human diet from the evolutionary ladder, humans are primates. The diet of all primates consists of 95-99% raw fruits and vegetables, except for humans. When food is presented to children who have not yet developed a food addiction, their natural choice is fruit, although next to it is a gourmet dish prepared by the superior boss. All primates naturally like fruit, including humans.

Of all the primates, none eat meat like humans do. Gorillas are 100% vegetarian. Orangutans eat a small amount of insects, bonobos eat meat, but less than 1%. Chimpanzees eat less than 5% meat in their total diet. Despite this, all the canines of these primates are sharper and longer than those of humans.

While most humans are “behavioral” omnivores, when looking at the anatomy of the body, humans are certified herbivores. Herbivores and humans have to chew food extensively with side-to-side mouth movements before swallowing. Carnivores and omnivores swallow their food whole without much chewing. Omnivores like pig, when they eat fruits like banana, they swallow everything, including the skin, while primates always peel fruits when they eat, just like humans.

Among primates, you don’t see diabetes, arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure. You only see that in human society. Interestingly, you see the same disease when you feed herbivores animal diet. Incidentally, the clinical study shows that when herbivorous animals switch to the human diet, they get diseases that modern humans get, such as diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, etc.

The USDA meat recommendation is about 2 to 3 ounces per serving. I would say that the adequate intake of meat should not exceed 5% of the human diet.

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