Why is our body made to be omnivorous?

July 18, 2017


Herbivorous and carnivorous possess teeth specialized to their diet.  Man has  a multifunctional set of teeth with  characteristics between herbivorous and carnivorous so can eat both meat and vegetables.  Gastric juice in our stomach is less acid than in a stomach of a carnivorous but more acid than in a stomach of an herbivorous.  The length of our intestine is shorter than in a herbivorous but longer than in a carnivorous.  Herbivorous can digest cellulose, man cannot.  No vegetable contains all the essential amino acids we need.  Vitamin B12 is found only in animal products. 

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