Herbivory In Humans

By: Akshata T.
Year: 2020
School: Aliso Niguel High School, 9th grade
Division: Senior

Humans today eat a variety of foods, including both meats and veggies. They think of themselves as omnivorous creatures, or both meat and plant eaters.

On the other hand, some people choose to be vegetarians, sticking to a diet of only plant-based foods. I myself am vegetarian and so was my entire line of ancestry. I was curious about why my ancestors chose to be vegetarians, causing me to wonder if there was a good reason.

The purpose of this project is to determine if humans were actually designed to be herbivorous creatures, based on the characteristics of human anatomy. First, a list of both herbivorous and carnivorous creatures was compiled. After some more research, I was able to gather general anatomical characteristics of both herbivores and carnivores.

Next, the features of humans were compared with those of both herbivores and carnivores. After the comparison, it became apparent that herbivores have many similar characteristics in terms of habits and digestion with humans. The results showed that humans were actually designed to be herbivorous creatures. Therefore, my hypothesis was correct.