Q. People have been eating meat over the ages. So is it not a part of man’s natural diet ?

A. No, physiologically our body has been designed for a vegetarian diet. We differ greatly from other carnivores (flesh-eating animals). The following differences in anatomy/physiology will illustrate this:

Body parts/functions Man Carnivores
Length of intestines Compared to length of the body; 6 times 3 times
Teeth (majority) Molars Canines
Teeth designed for Grinding Biting
Jaw movement Vertical & Horizontal Only Vertical
Ptyalin content in saliva Present Absent
pH of stomach: Slightly

acidic

Highly

acidic

Q. Please explain the significance of these differences?

It means that man cannot digest meat properly due to the limitations of the body. Man’s intestines are very long, and meat will stay inside for a longer time and thus putrify. Man is provided

with many molars which are to be used for grinding the fruits and vegetables. Only due to cooking, man is able to soften meat and thus eat it.

The saliva of man contains ptyalin. Ptyalin is an enzyme which digests carbohydrates, present in vegetables and fruits. Meat contains protein and fats, and thus the saliva of carnivores lacks ptyalin.

Ecologically and economically, meat is very costly. To produce one meal of meat, it requires 30 times more land than it requires to produce one vegetarian meal. In other words, if a person is having a non-vegetarian meal, he is depriving 30 of his fellow-beings of their food. What a waste!

Man should consider these facts and go back to nature. This will restore health and happiness to one and all.

EXPERIENCES WITH AMRUT AAHAR

I feel very light and active after eating raw food. I feel energetic and my concentration on studies has improved so much that I feel like eating nothing else but raw food!

MAMATA MANTRI

IV year B. Arch.

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