The newest research suggests that ‘only’ 85,000 years ago, humans moved away from only consuming meat. And it shows today.
Young humans, also called children, have an instinctive aversion to any food that looks green. Paint it purple and they’ll think about it.
So, maybe, when we were young, we were on to something. Eating veggies is simply ‘unnatural.’ We wouldn’t say that about ice cream, though.
Most grownups, outside of Tel Aviv, find it so hard to eat less meat.
Yet, this might also tie in with all the other addictive stuff it’s often served with (to give it some random tastes): salt, spices, onions, garlic, sugar, coffee and cigarettes (coffee, beans meat, and cigarettes are burned and the addictive cancerous tar covers meat), etc. It is often eaten by people who shun any fibers (whole wheat, whole rice, veggies) at all, and who are used to consuming bulk quantities of calories (sodas, sweets, alcohol).
Yet, meat is not only embedded in a junk food diet, but also in a lifestyle of prioritizing to eat what is tasty and gives a quick blood sugar rush.
So, to eat less meat does not need to center on fighting animal produce.
Instead, we can have dishes that look good (colorful), taste good from the inherent tastes of the produce (leave out: spices, herbs, garlic, salt, sugar, onions, vanilla, burning, etc.), and satisfy because they need us to chew and they supply us with the nutrients and calories we really need.
Maybe, we could feel less incompetent and inadequate acknowledging we are fighting an 85,000-year-old battle that can’t be won in one lifetime.