That final act of digestion; waste elimination. Connected to your southern button is a big wiggly hose that squirms all the way up to your mouth; the GI tract. Largest organ system we have.
It’s not “important”, it’s fundamental. When you compare these vast pool noodles in terms of their owners’ diets (meat vs non), there’s a definite difference between them; in gut motility + microbial composition.
So that climax, the act OF the void (the quality/composition/aura of it all) is obviously different amongst the two camps as well. Here’s some slam poetry about my side’s excrement:
o Vegan diets contain more fibers and complex starch.
o Straight up, we #2 more often during the day.
o Less prone to constipation; that’s in relation to both bowel frequency AND consistency.
o The odds of having some daily alone time are 2.49X higher for vegan men and 3.59X higher for vegan women.
o We got more Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, an anti-inflamaslamajamma, and an abundant producer of butyrate (anti-cancer thing).
Butyrate = a short-chain fatty acid you definitely want around your anus. One of its widely (lol) known functions is that of “histone deacetylase inhibition”. Ok. Your DNA’s like a pair of jeans, right (get it), they go for a walk in the woods, come back with a bunch of those sticky little flowers attached to it. Those flowers = “acetyl groups”.
Butyrate stops your mom from yelling at you and your jeans and pulling them off. But. Acetyls are pretty much all bout that ‘cell proliferation’ lifestyle, you know what I’m saying. Why would something that helps cells multiply be connected with “not cancer”? Cuz it only helps multiply specific cells whose functions are to prevent growth.
SO. Butyrate promotes the inhibition of cell proliferation. ~All F+V either got or help you to get it. UP that intake, feel me. Also pistachios.
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