: The Angry Chef, aka Anthony Warner, has a go at those who would pretend that humans are carnivores
. The piece starts off bemoaning vegans who think taking a B12 supplement is optional, (something I've gone about in the past) but the true topic is so-called "carnivore" dieters who choose only to eat meat.
Why is that bad idea? Well, apart from being boring and socially excluding, it puts the eater at risk of scurvy. Humans can't make their own vitamin C, we have to get it from fruits and vegetables. Seeds and grain don't have vitamin C either, it's not just meat that lacks it. Scurvy is a terrible disease, and one that shouldn't exist. Even my veggie and fruit phobic son eats enough plant life (potatoes) to get his needed vitamin C.
This Angry Chef entry is mostly devoid of his usual swearing and "talking to himself" schtick, making it a lot easier to read. I'm not a prude, but profanity just because you can has never impressed me. My mother used to say that profanity is a feeble mind trying to express itself forcefully, and as I've aged I think she may have had a point. I can swear like a long shore man (as can my children), yet except in rare instances I do not because it's not needed.
So-called carnivores can get their needed vitamin C from supplements of course, and I have to say that based on my reading, many low carbers do seem to hork down quite a range of supplements for one reason or another. However, Warner doesn't think that many of them are doing that, and promises to explain all in the next installment. And define which diet shlls are the worst— presumably a contest between vegans and low carb/keto folks.
My opinion of supplements is unchanged: