Wednesday, March 22, 2006

lose weight on vegetarian diet? Lose your health too.

This is worldwide problem that has little to do with meat Meat-eaters who don't supplement suffer from B12 deficiency as well There was a recent reports about how widespread actually is B12 amonsts meat-eaters and the whole population Homocysteine levels (which show if you have enough B12 or you deficient in it) should be below 9; this is the optimal level Meat-eaters (who don't supplement) on average have a level of 13 Vegetarians (who don't supplement) on average have a level of 15 Vegans (who don't supplement)      on average have a level of 19 Meat-eaters are deficient too, like anyone else and we all should take a B12 supplement whether we eat tons of pork or not animal foods at all

This is a problem for anyone who live in cold climate People in North Europe suffer from vitamin D deficiency even if they drink milk (where the vitamin is ! chemically added and not a natural part of milk)of eat fish

All this amino acids are provided by plants In fact 2500 calories of beans would provide more than our RDA for these amino acids ------------------------------------------------------- 2500 calories of only beans provide all the essential amino acids one need without needing to complement with grains or other foods:

-----------------------------------------------------------                  (1)    (2)      (3)        (4)        (5)                   RDA    RDA     BEANS      BEANS Amino Acid     mg/kg  mg/70kg  mg/100g  mg/2000kcal   %RDA Isoleucine       10     700      363       5299       757% Leucine  !        14     980      6 56       9577       977% Lysine           12     840      564       8234       980% Methionine       13     910      124       1810       199% <-- Phenylalanine    14     980      444       6482       661% Threonine         7     490      346       5051      1031% Tryptophan      3.5     245       97       1416       578% Valine           10     700      430       6277       897%

What these results show is that eating nothing but beans would result in obtaining a large excess of every essential amino! acid.  In spite of the fact that beans are _relatively_ low in methionine, they are not _absolutely_ low in methione.  Eating nothing but beans would still provide 2 times the RDA of methionine. -------------------- This doesn't mean of course that eating nothing but beans is a good idea, but it would be protein-adequate anyway

What you doesn't seem to consider is that meat protein/calories is not a so good source of protein and it not so rich in protein Since we're talking about vegetarians and not vegans maybe it should be mentioned that eggs are a better source of proteins, vitamin D and vitamins B12 than meat

LOL What a idiocy This says a lot about your nutritional knowledge Vegetarians consume on average 40% fat mostly from nuts, seeds, avocados and oils A linoleic acid deficiency is impossible and have nothing to do with eating or not eating meat

Phytates are powerful anticancers and antioxidants, they're actually healthy substan! ce Although phytic acid content of foods can affect mineral absorptio n (less than 15 percent though) phytates are not toxic and they actually have beneficial properties They surely not the deadly posions unscientific Paleo Diet books would like us to believe

Come back when you've done your homeworks LOL... a vegetarian diet deficient in linoleic acid ...ROTFL ...

Daniel