Humans are naturally vegetarian and we ignore, at our peril, our vegetarian primate ancestry. One of the world’s leading experts on diet and health – Professor T. Colin Campbell – believes that the closer we approach a totally plant food diet, the greater the benefit to our health.

Professor Campbell should know a thing or two about this – he’s been studying health and nutrition for well over 40 years and has changed his diet to a vegan one based on the findings of his work! Professor Campbell’s thoughts are echoed by William Roberts, one time editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Cardiology who states that: “Although we think we are one and we act as if we are one, human beings are not natural carnivores. When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores.”

The sooner we ditch the ‘meat maketh man’ myth the better for our health. We were never meant to eat meat, our bodies are not designed to eat flesh and our health is suffering because of it. Once we exclude animal products from our diets our own health, our planet’s health and the lives of billions of animals will be better for it. Only then can we really claim to be an intelligent ape.