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In the past, food was seen as sustenance used only to give us energy for our busy days hunting and gathering, farming, and doing other intense manual labour. Now, we live in more advanced societies which require less manual work allowing us to be choosier with what we put into our bodies. Although nourishing our bodies is still a necessity, we are now more inclined to eat food based on taste rather than nutritional value.

We as a species are now given access to food that may be more detrimental than beneficial for our bodies. One example of this being an excess amount of meat. Before, humans had limited access to meat. In Paleolithic times, we needed to hunt for it, share it with large groups and therefore were eating a more plant-based diet. In recent history, we moved from a hunter gatherer society to agrarian society which led farming and then markets and merchants where people could specialize their skills and trade, barter and buy. Although meat was more accessible, it was still more expensive and not a huge part of the average diet.

Now, in North American society, meat has become much more accessible and cheaper due to mass farming. Meat is now a huge part of the North American diet.

According to National Geographic, our planet will be looking at another two billion people by 2050. Currently, the meat farming industry requiring huge plots of land which are cultivated through deforestation and other environmentally unfriendly practices. Experts say that the best way to prepare for the incoming population growth is to incorporate a more plant-based diet.

According to a Harvard study, people who cut down on meat and add more plants into their diet also are preventing many common health issues. Katherine D McManus of the Harvard health blog says, “The mediterranean diet [a plant-based diet which includes some meats and animal products] has been shown in both large population studies and randomized clinical trials to reduce risk of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, certain cancers (specifically colon, breast, and prostate cancer), depression, and in older adults, a decreased risk of frailty, along with better mental and physical function. Vegetarian diets have also been shown to support health, including a lower risk of developing coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and increased longevity”

Making large changes in lifestyle can be difficult, and if you do not want to, you do not to exclude meat from your diet to create beneficial change. Adding more greens into your diet is already a huge step. Adding a daily portion of Karen into your life will add the nutrition you need, without having to rework too much of your current diet. Not only is Karen a plant-based product, but it also provides over 75 important nutrients. It helps prevent health issues, gives more energy, and will overall make you healthier. Karen is made on land in a sustainable state of the art facility. By taking Karen, you’re helping your health, along with the planet.


“Evolution of Diet,” National Geographic, Published 2013,

McManus, Katherine D, “What is a plant-based diet and why should you try it,” Harvard Health Blog, published August 31 2020,

“What makes Karen better” Karen Phytoplankton,


  • Alex Hurst is a writer for HUM@Nmedia covering Optimyz and Silver magazines in print and digital editions and is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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