Why not meat? (3 good reasons)
Not Good For You.
Not Good For The Environment.
First, Outdoor Herbivore feels strongly about the ethical, health and environmental consequences of a meat-based diet and does not believe that eating animals is necessary when there is plenty of nutritious plant-based food available. Secondly, we do not think that industrialized, factory farming practices are a responsible use of our planet’s resources. Ethically, we cannot support raising animals for food when we are able to survive without it.
Undeniably, meat is a source of protein, and this nutrient plays an essential role in the way our body functions. However, protein is abundant from plant sources, and our protein needs are small. Only one calorie out of every ten we take in needs to come from protein. We often consume much more than 10% of our total calories from protein – even vegetarians can get too much if they are consuming a lot of protein-rich plant foods, such as soy.
It is a greater risk to consume too much protein rather than too little. Have you ever known anyone to suffer from kwashiorkor, a protein deficiency? How about diseases caused by excess protein: heart disease, kidney stones, osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer, obesity, etc. Excellent plant sources of protein include non-processed sources such as Quinoa, Beans, Lentils, Rice, and Oats. Moreover, over-consumption in protein from these sources is nearly impossible.
Outdoor Herbivore’s camp meals provide the level of protein active adults need to be healthy.