Humans are omnivores, and this means that their diet should consist of foods that are from animals and plants. While it’s true that some people choose to eat only one type of food, many experts say that it can be really challenging to attain optimal health that way because the various nutrients the body needs are spread across various food types.
Wondering what could happen to you if you ate nothing but meat for an entire year?
You are in the right place at the right time — this article will tell you some of the things that you are most likely to encounter should you decide to consume only meat for the next 365 days. So continue reading. And also, feel free to have this article shared on your various social media sites afterwards.
Will you survive for a year consuming nothing but meat? Well, you probably will. After all, there are so many people out there (including a number of tribes) that actually live on meat alone and are still in existence.
But before you embark on an ambitious journey of consuming only meat for a year, consider your overall health first. Did your doctor tell you that you are overweight, have high bad cholesterol levels or at high risk of suffering from heart disease? Are your kidneys and liver in tip-top shape based on medical tests?
If you answered “no” to some or all of the above questions, then it’s not a good idea for you to try to eat only meat for an entire year — it will only put your life in danger!
Here are some of the things that can happen if you allow your all-meat diet for a year project to push through:
Protein, iron, magnesium, B vitamins and D vitamin — these are some of the most noteworthy nutrients present in meat. However, there are plenty of other nutrients that meat does not yield.
It’s for this reason why you may end up malnourished if you eat nothing but meat for a year.
Having a diet for a year that consists of only meat may also make you more prone to infections such as the common cold and flu. That’s because meat cannot supply your body with vitamin C.
Everyone knows that vitamin C is the prime nutrient for having the immune system strengthened.
Especially if you do not stick to lean meat cuts, it’s not unlikely for you to end up packing a lot of excess pounds after consuming nothing but meat for a year.
Pair a diet consisting of fatty meat cuts with a sedentary lifestyle and it’s for sure you will gain lots of weight!
Some of the best sources of fiber that you need for regular bowel movements are fruits and vegetables.
This is why you are sure to end up constipated if you eat nothing but meat for a year — meat contains zero fiber. Your risk of ending up constipated is higher if you are also inactive and you do not drink plenty of water daily.
There are a couple of reasons why eating meat only for 1 year may be bad for your cardiovascular health.
First, it can increase your bad cholesterol levels. Second, it can cause your blood pressure to rise. High bad cholesterol and high blood pressure are risk factors for heart disease.
WARNING: It’s not a good idea for you to try a particular type of diet most especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or diagnosed with a medical condition. If you wish to try eating meat only for 1 whole year, make sure that you let your doctor know about it first before getting it started.