Fire and Cooked Food

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  • Making & Controlling FiRE has been a hugely significant factor in the evolution of man.
  • The ability to make & control FiRE would've not only kept us warm, provided light, but also allowed us to start cooking the food we hunted, gathered & later grew.
  • It's believed that cooking our food might have been the reason why our brains grew much bigger than other evolving species.                                                   Cooking a Big Brain
  • Food, such as fruit, vegetables & meat is tough & fibrous to eat raw. Cooking makes food quicker & easier to eat as well as easier to digest. Eating cooked food uses less energy than eating raw food. 
  • One theory states that eating cooked food would've allowed our evolving guts to shrink over time. The energy that would’ve gone into supporting a larger gut might instead have contributed to the evolution of our big brains.
  • In other words, when we started cooking food it may have allowed our brains to grow.
  • Brain tissue requires 22 times the energy of skeletal muscle. It would be hard to get enough energy from raw food to support our big brain.
  • Modern Humans need to eat cooked food, which provides the high-quality calories they need. 

If you want to know how we go about lighting a fire Download our FREE fact sheet on Fire & Cooked Food HERE

In brief, this is how we light a fire .....

IF ANY CHILDREN ARE READING PLEASE GET AN ADULT TO HELP YOU: FIRE IS DANGEROUS!

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