Question: Is man supposed to be vegetarian?

Mahatma Gandhi said β€œAn examination of the structure of the human body leads to the conclusion that man is intended by nature to live on a vegetable diet. There is closest affinity between the organs of the human body and those of the fruit – eating animals. The monkey, for instance is so similar to man in shape and structure and it is a fruit – eating animal, its teeth and stomach are just like the teeth and stomach of man, while those of carnivorous animals, as for instance, the lion and tiger, are entirely different.”

Let us compare man with meat eaters and herbivores. Decide answer of above question for yourself!

Meat Eater Herbivore Man
Has claws No claws No claws
No skin pores Has skin pores Has skin pores
Perspire through tongue Perspire through skin pores Perspire through skin pores
Sharp front teeth for tearing No sharp front teeth No sharp front teeth
No flat molar teeth for grinding Has flat rear molars Has flat rear molars
Intestinal tract 3 times body length Intestinal tract 10-12 times body length Intestinal tract 12 times body length
Strong stomach acid to digest meat Stomach acid 20 times less strong than meat eaters Stomach acid 20 times less strong than meat eaters

A saying and a fact:
The stamina of a camel, the strength of an elephant, the beauty of a horse are all sustained on a vegetarian diet. πŸ™‚

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Comments 9

  1. Twila wrote:

    Interesting to know.

    Posted 29 Oct 2008 at 12:03 am
  2. Isabella Edwards wrote:

    I am also a vegetarian and my body has never been in a very good shape. Being a vegan can really make you much heathier.*~:

    Posted 09 May 2010 at 3:54 pm
  3. dipali wrote:

    Good chart good comparision. Complete scientific evidence to be vegetarian. I hope this message goes to many people.

    Posted 10 Dec 2010 at 2:44 am
  4. sandip wrote:

    OK, but man has defied the facts and sustained non-veg diet throughout human history.

    Posted 24 Dec 2010 at 5:17 pm
  5. Chetan wrote:

    That is the point.

    Posted 24 Dec 2010 at 5:45 pm
  6. Kunjal wrote:

    Nice. I strongly agree & support “Be Vegeterian” movement!

    Posted 24 Dec 2010 at 5:18 pm
  7. Vatsal wrote:

    100% agreed…..

    Posted 24 Dec 2010 at 9:26 pm
  8. Apurva wrote:

    Let’s put it in a simple fashion.
    Man can hunt and kill.
    Meat eaters can hunt and kill.
    Meat eaters survive on meat, men can too.
    However, men who like meat do not eat for a logical reason of can or can not. Because they like it. It is like hunting. An instinct older than religion, as Hemingway put it.
    There are people Including Vivekanand who justify eating meat (page 482-483 vol 5 complete lectures). But to keep it simple, eat meat if you have a desire. Don’t if you do not have one. Somewhat like sex, except a goat could be involved. πŸ™‚

    Posted 26 Dec 2010 at 5:38 am
  9. Chetan wrote:

    Yes, you are very right that we also have free will and we can choose what we desire to do. It is surely up to a person to choose if he wants to eat non-veg or not. Unlike some other vegetarians, I do not think eating meat is wrong or disrespectful.

    Posted 27 Dec 2010 at 1:48 pm

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