What happens if there is only meat
It is possible to live without meat, and there will be no harm to health from it (if it is correct to make a diet). Vegetarians have proven it on their own experience. And what will happen if you eat only meat? Nothing good. Such a diet leads to metabolic disorders in the body, which affects almost all organs and systems.
1. Lack of Vitamin C
The meat contains a lot of vitamins E, B group, iron. But there is practically no vitamin C in it, with the exception of the liver and kidneys. So when eating only meat products, a person risks getting a lack of this important vitamin, and with a long “meat” diet – his acute shortage in the body. This means low resistance to infections, frequent colds, weakness and fatigue.
In the future, in the absence of vitamin C, scurvy develops – red dots appear all over the body – hemorrhages, which are caused by the fragility of the vessels. Gums are bleeding, teeth are loosened and fall out. The skin becomes gray, the eyes sink. Blood pressure decreases. There is pain in the muscles, which limits movement. In severe cases, it can all be fatal.
2. Lack of fiber
Fiber, or dietary fiber, by chemical composition is a complex carbohydrate. It is not digested, but, acting as an adsorbent, absorbs all the harmful substances from the intestines and removes them. In addition, it helps intestinal motility, dilutes the stool, preventing the occurrence of constipation. Binds simple carbohydrates and fats, contributing to weight loss. Improves colon microflora. Excretes cholesterol.
The diet should be varied to avoid intestinal problems.
In meat, dietary fiber is absent, therefore, when eating only meat, the body will be deficient in fiber. And this will cause a violation of the gastrointestinal tract, or rather, sluggish bowel syndrome – constipation, flatulence, and heaviness in the stomach. Constipation from meat is a frequent occurrence in those who are used to eating meat dishes without a side dish that contains fiber. The accumulation of slag in the body causes unpleasant body odor. There are also problems with overweight, blood vessels.
3. Imbalance of intestinal microflora
For the development of intestinal microflora necessary carbohydrates. When eating only meat, the beneficial bacteria involved in the fermentation process are inhibited and the processes of decay begin in the colon.
4. Disorders of calcium metabolism
Calcium is needed for protein digestion. If there is a lot of protein food, then calcium, which enters the body with food, is not enough. To compensate for this lack, the body takes calcium from the bones. Bones become fragile, osteoporosis develops.
In turn, a large amount of calcium entering the kidneys and bladder, leads to disruption of the urinary organs. In the kidneys and bladder inflammation develops, stones begin to form.
5. Increased uric acid levels
In the process of digesting and splitting proteins, uric acid is formed (not to be confused with urea!). With an excess of meat in the diet, the level of uric acid in the blood rises, leading to gout, a disease characterized by the deposition of uric acid salts in the tissues. Gout is most often affected joints.
Protein, digested from meat, provokes gout
Gout causes severe pain in the joints, and the danger is that it gives complications to the heart and blood vessels, causing high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, and heart failure.
6. Increased cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is partially produced in the body, and partly comes from food, mainly meat. When eating exclusively meat food cholesterol levels in the body increases significantly. Cholesterol is deposited on the vessels, blocking them and causing atherosclerosis. This is dangerous development of coronary heart disease, strokes, myocardial infarction.
7. Protein Poisoning
This is perhaps the most serious consequence of the “meat” diet. The fact is that when digesting and splitting meat, a toxic substance ammonia is formed. In the liver, ammonia is neutralized, turning into urea, which is excreted in the urine. But if there is too much meat, the liver is overloaded, ammonia does not have time to disintegrate and gets into the kidneys. Due to the large amount of ammonia in the kidneys work fails.
Signs of protein poisoning are weakness, nausea, heartburn, bloating, heaviness in the stomach, dizziness, the smell of ammonia from the mouth.
The elderly may have difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, severe weakness after physical exertion.
But what about the Eskimos?
Indeed, the Eskimos eat only meat without any special health consequences. There are several reasons for this.
First, the genetic features. In the process of evolution, this nation has adapted to this kind of food. The Eskimos, in comparison with other nations, have a liver and a large bladder.
Secondly, they eat not only pure meat.