How is this obvious?
Because I'm taking for granted that I'm among Catholics, and Catholics know that God never intended for the Bible to be in the "Health" section of the library or bookstore.
And because, as Catholics, we have much more to guide our lives (morality) than JUST the Bible.
And yes, I am implying that the Bible is insufficient as a path to heaven (I know this belief is considered heresy by any protestant.)
But we're not protestants here, so I shouldn't be ashamed to say that.
Prots try to find everything in the Bible, from answers to every question and controversy in the modern world, to advice on stock picks and why young people shouldn't listen to rock music or take drugs.
I'm sorry, but those issues simply aren't covered in the Bible. It is inadequate. Period.
That is why, as Catholics, we have the Church Fathers, the Magisterium, the lives of the Saints -- in other words, Tradition.
For some issues, the answer is in the Bible. For other issues, we have to look to Tradition.
Have you considered that, if God was pushing vegetarianism (remember, the Holy Ghost inspired the whole Bible, and you're saying that the bit about Daniel and his companions is to be taken as health advice) then why isn't a Vegetarian or Vegan message pushed more consistently throughout the Bible? Because it seems to me that every time abstinence is mentioned, it's always in the context of penance
-- not health
And if you want to talk Scripture, there's always that quote I gave you, where God specifically gave us all animals to be our meat. I think that's pretty clear-cut.