If our ancestors didn’t eat red meat our brains wouldn’t be the size they are today. So what’s for dinner? Aiello LC, Wheeler P. Current Anthropology 1995;36: 199-221. Cordain L et al. World Rev Nutr Diet 2001;90:144-61. Leonard WR, Robertson ML. Am J Hum Biol 1994;6:77-88. Ever wondered how we got to be so smart? It started over 2 million The pursuit of red meat was literally making us smarter. Lean red meat has an impressive bundle of nutrients, which are vital for years ago when our early ancestors started to eat red meat. Over millions of years, our bodies adapted to a diet high in developing brains and brain function. There’s vitamin B12 and omega-3s for The proteins and essential nutrients in red meat helped our brains red meat. In fact, we are genetically very similar to our early normal brain function, and iron to facilitate learning and memory. grow. Hunting forced us to think. We learnt to work together, ancestors. Today red meat is just as important to our health Feeding your children lean red meat 3-4 times a week can help their bodies shape tools and communicate. and wellbeing. and their brains. After all, look what it did for mankind.
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