The Meat of the Matter: Why Your Body Loves Meat More Than Veggies

Beck & Bulow
2 min readJan 10, 2024

When it comes to fueling our bodies, not all foods are created equal. Sure, veggies are great and all, but here’s a juicy fact — your body absorbs nutrients from meat way more efficiently than it does from plants. Shocked? Let me break it down for you.

Meat: The Nutrient Powerhouse

While plants are high in certain vitamins, meat is a complete package. It’s packed with protein, B12, iron, and zinc — all in forms that your body can easily use. No complicated processing, no fuss. It’s like your body and meat speak the same language.

Why Veggies Can’t Compete

Plants have nutrients, no doubt. But they’re often locked up in fiber and need to be converted into forms our bodies can use. It’s like trying to get the prize out of a tricky puzzle box. Herbivore animals have evolutionary advantages when it comes to this, that’s why a Gorilla is huuge while eating plants and some fruits and you would loose a ton of muscle if you made the same diet.

The Verdict

If you’re looking for a nutrient bang for your buck, meat is your go-to. It’s not just about what you eat; it’s about what your body can actually use. So next time you’re loading up your plate, remember: meat’s not just tasty; it’s also giving your body exactly what it needs.



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