Episode 3: Nutrition – Why Meat is Better than Plants

May 05, 2024

Welcome to episode 3 of The Road to Carnivore podcast!

In this 9-minute episode I explain why meat is better than plants from a nutrition perspective.

With the current narrative in food and the dietary recommendations of the US government’s food pyramid, it’s fair to question if eating only animal foods will result in suboptimal nutrition.

You can get the vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and nutrients you need from a carnivore way of eating, and you actually get and absorb way more of these things by not eating plants. 

Many plants contain antinutrients, which inhibit the absorption of essential nutrients like iron, calcium, zinc, and more.

Animal foods contain significantly higher amounts of nutrients than plants, and the nutrients are in active usable forms that are bioavailable to us. There are also some nutrients that you can onlyget from animal foods.

Also, not all proteins are the same in digestibility. Animal proteins are much more digestible and usable for the body than plant sourced proteins.

Bottom line: You don’t need to “eat the rainbow” to get the nutrients you need. A carnivore way of eating gives you the essential vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fats that the body needs to thrive.

Where to Listen:

Show Links and Resources:

Sacred Cow Book by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf

Protein and amino acid requirements in human nutrition: Report of a joint FAO/WHO/UNU expert consultation

Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey 2009–2016

Only 12 percent of American adults are metabolically healthy

Prevalence of and Trends in Diabetes Among Adults in the United States, 1988-2012

Nutritional importance of animal source foods

Nutrient Chart from Page 129 of Paul Saladino MD’s Book The Carnivore Code:

Carnivore Code Animal Food Plant Food Comparison Chart