Biology

Why can’t human live on grass, and animals can?

You probably wonder about this topic. You have seen grass everywhere you go. You have seen many animals live on grass like cows, goats, sheep, etc. Cows, goats, sheep, etc looks healthy and well nourished living in the grass. Although it is well-known facts that humans can thrive on a totally vegetarian diet, eat grass, and unfortunately, wouldn’t do much for us humans. So the question is ‘Why we humans can’t eat grass and cows, goat and other ruminants can do?’

images.jpg

Cellulose is a complex carbohydrate that makes up most of a plant’s cell walls. It consists of a linear chain of several hundred to many thousands of glucose units known as polysaccharides that plants use to build their walls. Cellulose is present in basically all plants, like spinach, kale, and grass. Most of the plants we eat have some nutrients we can digest. But grass is basically all cellulose, which is indigestible for humans.

Grass, leaves, and other plant materials provide plenty of metabolic energy for cows, goats, sheep and other ruminants and they have four chamber stomach match to break down the complex food called callous given out by the grass. We humans do not have such stomachs. That means grass doesn’t break down in our guts. If we eat a lot of it, we’ll most likely vomit or have diarrhea. At a minimum, we’ll just pass it out undigested. Eating grass is not good for human teeth. Grass contains a lot of silica, the main ingredient in many rocks including quartz and sandstone. If you Eat enough grass, and it will wear away the enamel on your teeth. Cows, goats, and sheep don’t have this problem. Among other dental attributes, they chew grass in a side-to-side motion. Their molars shred the plant into tiny bits, which makes it easy to digest. Ruminants also have teeth that are always growing. That means they can replace the worn-out surface rather quickly. But in order to digest the cellulose that forms a large part of the fiber in our diets, we need a specific enzyme called cellobiase which we don’t have.  It’s produced, however, in the digestive system of animals like cows, which harbor the micro-organisms that are able to make it.  Although we can’t digest cellulose, we still need to include foods rich in fiber because it seems to reduce the risk of some cancers.

LEARN SOMETHING MORE.

Further reading on (Sparkonit).

If you’re interested, you can watch the video below for further knowledge.

Advertisements

Categories: Biology

Tagged as: , , ,

39 replies »

  1. Ꭼxcеllent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff prevіous
    too and you are just extremely wonderful. I actually like what you have
    acquired here, reaⅼly like what you’re sayinmg and the waay іn which you say it.
    You makе it enjoyable and you still caгe foor to keep it wise.
    I cant wait to read much more frߋm you. Tһis iss гeally ɑ
    tremendous site.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Greetings from Los аngeles! I’m bored at work sⲟ I decided to
    check oᥙt yiur weЬsite on my iphone during lunch break.
    I enjooy the knoᴡledge you present here and can’t wait to take a ⅼook ԝhеn I get home.
    I’m sᥙrpriѕed at how quick yohr blog loaded on my phone ..I’m nnot even using WIFI, just 3G
    .. Anyways, fantastic site!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I was curious if you ever considered changing the page layout of your site?

    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could
    connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text
    for only having 1 or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice at the same time as
    you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a weblog site?

    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I were tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast offered vivid
    transparent concept

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site.
    I’m hoping to see the same high-grade content from you later on as well.
    In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own site now.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. New visitors is still in a position to vote on older questions by scrolling over the page links on the bottom from
    the main page. Initially, came the blood curdling scream,
    in this case it wasn’t faked, then came the blood, it was
    lots of blood. We also require feel it and wish them truly, which is the
    best way the wishes figure out else they only remain few words which were
    said but never meant anything.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Somebody necessarily lend a hand to make significantly articles I might state.
    This is the very first time I frequented your web page and to this point?
    I surprised with the analysis you made to create this particular publish
    amazing. Excellent job!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Heya i’m for the primary time here. I came across this board and I to
    find It really useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to present something back and help others like you aided me.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I think other web site proprietors should take this web site as an model, very clean and wonderful user genial style and design,
    as well as the content. You are an expert in this topic!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment.
    There’s no doubt that that you should publish
    more about this issue, it might not be a taboo matter but typically folks don’t discuss these issues.
    To the next! Cheers!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to grasp so much approximately
    this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I believe that you simply can do with a few p.c. to power the message home a bit, however other than that, this is excellent blog.
    An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. whoah this blog is fantastic i love reading your articles.
    Stay up the good work! You realize, a lot of individuals are searching around for this information, you can aid them greatly.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Every weekend i used to visit this web site, for the reason that
    i want enjoyment, for the reason that this this web site
    conations genuinely pleasant funny material too.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Thank you, I have recently been looking for information about
    this topic for a while and yours is the greatest I have found out
    till now. But, what about the conclusion? Are you certain concerning the
    supply?

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam feedback?
    If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any assistance is very much appreciated. http://www.Solqr.Com.mx/periodico/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44148:elia-viviani-repite-victoria-por-cuarta-vez&catid=57:internacionales&Itemid=612

    Like

  17. Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam
    feedback? If so how do you prevent it, any
    plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving
    me mad so any assistance is very much appreciated. http://www.Solqr.Com.mx/periodico/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44148:elia-viviani-repite-victoria-por-cuarta-vez&catid=57:internacionales&Itemid=612

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.