Re: “We’re self-indulgent in our foodie-ness,” Jan. 25.
I agree with the author and make a broader argument. Humans, like bears, are omnivores. This means that it is normal and natural for us to eat meat, fish and vegetables. As long as we keep a reasonable balance among these and keep the number of calories low enough, most of us will be healthy. There is no scientific or physiological basis for vegetarianism. As omnivores, vegetarianism is not natural, and practitioners have to make special efforts to ensure that they get all nutrients essential for human health.
More extreme practices, such as veganism, are even farther from a natural diet for humans.
Ian F. Macdonald
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