Species Appropriate Diet

For the last three months I have been consuming a diet that contains no animal products. I’ve been eating mostly raw. Fruits and leafy greens for the most part, but I do still have some cooked vegan meals.

My body has been making protein without me eating animal products. Our body synthesizes the proteins it needs from amino acids. I have been getting all of my amino acids from plant based sources.

The best source of amino acids are the ones that the body can gain access to with minimal effort. The easiest of sources are raw plant-based/whole-foods.

Our body can make most of the fats it needs from other fats or raw materials. That isn’t the case for omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential fats. The body can’t make them from scratch but easily get them from foods like raw nuts and leafy greens.

I thought I would try on being vegan for a week just to see how it felt. Call it a cleans of sorts. Well…That was three months ago and I can’t find any good immediate reason to go back.

~ Michael J. Loomis