Is your diet the best diet? It's easy to tell.


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Answer first; explanation second

If you don't have at least two hefty bowel movements each day, it's quite likely you don't have the healthiest diet.

First, it should be noted that gorillas derive much of their Vitamin B12 from eating plants that are not washed in chlorinated water! Vitamin B12 is found in bacteria in soil. In addition, they eat termites and ants that are covered in nutrient rich soil. Humans wash much of their produce and the produce you buy is washed with chlorinated or purified water thus losing much of the nutrients that you might have otherwise derived from ingesting soil. It is also important to note that much of the agricultural products produced for humans are produced in soil that is mostly depleted of nutrients. It is paramount that humans have adequate amounts of Vitamin B12 and is highly recommended for vegans to take a Vitamin B12 supplement.

2-3 percent of their food coming from termites, ants, snails or grubs, depending on the species. (gorillas)

3-6% chimpanzees

orangatangs rarely eat meat

the contribution of fauna to bonobo diet is marginal (NIH)

great apes like meat and would eat more if they could get it (like sugar)

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Poll stats of 2000 Americans

Of all human bodily functions defecation is perhaps the least understood and least studied. Can’t you just ask people? Turns out people tend to exaggerate. There’s a discrepancy between what people report and what researchers find when they actually have them recorded.

So, maybe we should eat enough unprocessed plant foods to get up to three a day, a movement for every meal.

Compared to rural African populations eating traditional plant-based diets, white South Africans and black and white Americans not only have more than 50 times the heart disease, 10 times more colon cancer, and more than 50 times more gallstones and appendicitis, but also more than 25 times the rates of so-called pressure diseases—diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and hiatal hernia.