How many times have you heard a meat eater say their diet gives them strength or makes them build muscle? Not every, but many men think eating a carnivorous diet makes them more ‘manly’. Essentially, a lot of people are under the misconception that to be strong, healthy and build muscle, you need to be eating meat.
Well, you’re wrong.
It’s very interesting to see that so many creatures in the animal kingdom are herbivores. They get all their muscle, strength and size from plants and plants alone. Let’s find out more..
Elephants: These magnificent creatures and definitely one of my favourite animals are herbivores. One elephant weighs around 5000kg and eats around 6% of their body weight a day (this is 300kg of plants).
Rhinos: These powerful and aggressive animals live on a plant based diet. They weigh a grand total of around 2000kg and eat around 55kg of grass each day.
Bison: These animals may appear very lazy but can reach speeds of up to 35mph. Due to having that ‘push off’ strength, they’re very muscly herbivores indeed.
Cows: These beautiful animals have four stomachs, all equipped to break down their plant based diet. They eat around 12kg of grass each day.
Horse: These strong animals have amazing endurance and power and believe it or not, they’re herbivores. As you well know, horses are very proud, loyal and fast creatures. They often reach speeds of 30mph.
Hippo: These animals are extremely enormous and extremely dangerous. I definitely wouldn’t want to be in the firing line. They really can inflict very serious damage and they eat a diet of only plants.
Wildebeast: These powerful herbivores complete long distance migrations which requires a lot of muscle and energy. Something they get from plants alone.
Yak: These creatures are massive. They withstand super cold temperatures and their stomach (much like a cow’s) is equipped to get all the nutrients they need from the plants they eat.
Deer: All deers are herbivores. As you well know, deer are fast creatures reaching speeds of 30mph.
Gorilla: Now if you’re thinking about big animals, this is one strong, mean and very muscly one you wouldn’t want to meet in the middle of the jungle. Oh, and they’re a herbivore – who said you can’t get protein from plants?
Manatee: This animal, also know as the ‘sea cow’ weighs up to 590kg and is 13 foot in length. It simply ‘hoover’s up the sea plants and this helps them keep their big size and development.
Well, wasn’t that interesting? This isn’t even all of the animals that are vegan, just a few interesting ones!
It just goes to show that you don’t need meat and dairy products to make yourself strong, muscly or ‘big’.
I’d love to know about any animals apart from these that are vegan, who doesn’t love learning about the animal kingdom, so leave your comments below.
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