Why do humans need to eat ridiculous amounts of food to build muscle, but Gorillas are way stronger by only eating grass and fruits?

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Why do humans need to eat ridiculous amounts of food to build muscle, but Gorillas are way stronger by only eating grass and fruits?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Gorillas produce protein in their guts on their own. We as humans don’t do that. We produce glucose and the some(not all) of protein we eat is converted into glucose and used to fuel our muscles. Most of it is used to make new proteins to strengthen our bones, muscles, etc.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Biology the same way cows and horses build muscle from eating grass they can process the energy in the foods they eat to build the muscle because that is their normal diet.

Anonymous 0 Comments

We don’t need to eat ridiculous amounts of food to build muscle. You need to weight train, and eat at a caloric surplus with enough protein, but eating 500-1000 calories over TDEE is sufficient.

Anonymous 0 Comments

They’ve evolved to make those proteins themselves, but that requires more energy on their part. The thing is, we eat a lot less physical food than they do. Grasses and fruit don’t have a lot of calories, and because gorillas are so big, they have to almost CONSTANTLY be eating, and they don’t have the stamina we do. They can be big and strong for a bit, or move quickly for short bursts, but they spend most of their time just sitting around and eating so they don’t starve to death.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Gorillas spend half of their waking hours eating anew other quarter of waking hours resting

Anonymous 0 Comments

As far as I know our brains need a lot to function properly so maybe it hoards the most?, I may be wrong but I think our brain has the same behavior with anything, its survival always comes first

Anonymous 0 Comments

Ridiculous amounts? A human male requires 2500 calories a day. A silverback gorilla needs nearly four times that.