Every study on diet benefits seems to have another study aimed at proving it wrong (see veganism vs omnivore diet). It seems that no one really understands the human body.

I've watched a few documentaries recently on plant based eating, both were certainly cherry picking results, and after doing some further reading online I found a few articles with references showing that eating animal protein is better in various ways than plant based protein – probably cherry picked too but who knows?

It's a bit frustrating reading about this stuff because for every study/article showing scientific evidence that a particular diet is more beneficial than another, there is another study/article saying the complete opposite with it's own evidence.

I get the feeling that no one really knows what the hell our bodies need in terms of optimal nutrition, and that at the end of the day everyone is going to say: "it depends on the person, their ethnicity, etc". It's the same thing as smoking – everyone knows it's bad for you and causes cancer, but you still get people living to 80-90 yrs old after smoking every day of their life for the last 50 years.

It's quite annoying when you get all the conflicting advice and "scientific evidence" arguing that plants are good, no meat is better, cucumbers can cause brain explosion etc etc (exaggerated ofc). How is a person supposed to know what is best for them? I'm losing my faith in science/nutrition.

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