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    Re: Nutritional yeast

    The Japanese are calling glutamate + ribonucleotides one of the basic tastes, along with salty, sweet, bitter, and sour: umami.

    http://www.umamiinfo.com/what_exactly_is_umami?/

    When put a few...
  2. Thread: Vegan Omega-3

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    Re: Vegan Omega-3

    You can be exposed to mutagenic peroxidation products on cooking the delicate triglycerides with their double bonds . It would be less of a problem with very light steaming compared to long-term...
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    Re: Vegan Omega-3

    What is your diet like? Have you been taking 1-2 tbsp of ground flax every day? Are you deliberately limiting omega6 fats? How many servings of uncooked leafy greens do you have per day? How many...
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    Re: B12 overdose?

    High B12 doses might also cause acne in some people.

    I think with the 1000 mcg sublingual b12s maybe the best way to use them is to cut them into fourths and take only 1/4 once per week rather...
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    Re: Vegans not eating enough

    I, too, eat like a gorilla. I don't count calories but I know which foods are the calorie-dense ones and I try to limit those to keep from gaining. But veggies and fruits: no limit, I have small...
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    Re: no vegan food in my area!

    The only veg convenience foods I use are soymilk (store brand, usually publix, I think it's the same as silk) and soy yogurt (again silk, not because it's great but because it's cheaper than...
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    Re: no vegan food in my area!

    You are saying that your grocery store does not carry produce, beans, grains, seeds, nuts, and plant oils?
  8. Re: Which company would you give money to?

    I have already made a will and I chose to give my money to the Sierra Club. I was going to give it all to PETA but they assured me that in the event of my death, even if I made provisions for my dogs...
  9. Thread: Supermarkets

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    Re: Supermarkets

    Let the wealthy people buy organic. I think it's more important to eat lots of f+v than to eat only organic ones.
  10. Poll: Re: Do you eat more or less varied food than you did when you were eating meat & dair

    I tend to eat 20-30 genetically diverse foods in a single day but there is a lot of overlap from day to day which partidular ones get eaten, for example every day I have tomatoes, some type of...
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    Re: Are we designed to eat meat?

    The brain, of course!

    [snipped questions]



    Well, I think the truth is that we did evolve to eat more meat than our more markedly herbivorous primate ancestors. You can go back 15 million...
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    Re: Green Smoothies

    She's being disingenuous. Six peaches and 1 cup of raw spinach is about 97% peaches by calories. That's a far cry from 40%.

    If she is using the proportions of greens she describes in her recipes,...
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    Poll: Re: Going vegan - was it easy for you?

    Going vegetarian was easy. The millisecond I determined that it was viable I did it. But, at the time, I could not envision a life without cheese, ice cream, chocolate, and yogurt. That was a lot...
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - USA

    :p

    I haven't figured out a way to get rid of them. They are great in coffee or tea and in fruit salads respectively. I have experimented with nutmilks fresh from the shell but there's too much...
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    Re: Favourite Vegan Food Products - USA

    The best vegan foods are the ones in the produce section: lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, scallions, bell peppers, squashes, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, parsley, fruit of all kinds, etc....
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    Re: South Beach Diet

    Please excuse me for quoting you in entirety but I feel exactly same way, if not more so. Give some stupid plan a catchy name and mass-marketing and people will gobble it up, especially if it...
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    Poll: Re: B12 - is there something wrong with nature?

    I'll put it this way: even if we were living on an island paradise with extremely nutient-rich soils and perfect plant food sources and none of the adverse effects, I'd still want to take a B12...
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    Re: Sulphur amino acids & quinoa milk

    She is referring to cysteine and methionine.

    You can search on vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains for their cysteine and methionine contents using this tool...
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    Re: The "I ate 10+ veggies & fruits today" thread

    It is not the lowly potato which is being attacked.

    It is the grouping which is questionable. This is no doubt due to lobbying. On a vegan forum most people have absolutely no problem...
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    Re: The "I ate 10+ veggies & fruits today" thread

    1. Because you have to pay 200 kcal to get 20 mg of vitamin C from a baked potato, wheras there are literally hundreds of fruit and vegetable choices that give you much more vitamin C (100s or more...
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    Re: The "I ate 10+ veggies & fruits today" thread

    It isn't anal. It's a simple fact. They lack the benefits of other vegetables. Nutritionally, they are quite different, and probably ought to be in another category entirely. They are a concentrated...
  22. Anna Wintour gets smacked in the face with a tofu pie

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051010/ap_en_ot/people_wintour;_ylt=AstpPqwFkNU5p.FjiEYI3cSs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3YXYwNDRrBHNlYwM3NjI-
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    Re: Does anybody here live in Jacksonville, FL?

    I am about an hour and a half away from Jacksonville.
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    Re: The "I ate 10+ veggies & fruits today" thread

    Plain potatoes shouldn't count in the total. They have been shown to lack the protective effect of nonstarchy vegetables in most studies-nutritionally they are more like grains than most other...
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    Re: Poor vegan, cheap living

    The healthiest foods are the most expensive ones. There are only a handful of exceptions: carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, cabbage, apples, and seasonal fruit.

    There is a disturbing trend: the...
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    Re: Morgan Spurlocks wife written a detox diet

    It was only very recently that I watched "Supersize Me." Am I the only one that found Morgan Spurlock to be incredibly irritating?
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    Re: veganism or not, alcohol isn't healthy

    Totally disagree with this. They are all full of synthetics and not environmentally-friendly. Aubrey is the worst; this is a company that regularly violates FDA labelling standards by including...
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    Re: Questions about being a Healthy Vegan

    Solgar makes a formula V for veg*ns. I would not count on it for anything but insurance. Studies have shown that fruits and vegetables are more protective than taking the vitamins and minerals they...
  29. Thread: Calories

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    Re: Calories

    Do you have a credible reference for this? Okinawan females average 1096 kcal/day and they do not suffer from brain damage, and have glowing markers of health, such as bone mineral density,...
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    Re: Ways to help the environment

    According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, transportation by far has the biggest adverse impact. After that, animal agriculture, and after that, plant agriculture. These are the big three....
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    Re: Cancer

    Micronutrient deficiences also cause cancer. Ames mentions the bare minimum 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day but 10-55 is probably much more protective:
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  32. Scott Med J. 1982 Jul;27(3):240-3. The...

    Scott Med J. 1982 Jul;27(3):240-3.

    The effect of megadose ascorbic acid ingestion on the absorption and retention of vitamin B12 in man.

    Watson WS, Vallance BD, Muir MM, Hume R.

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    I am not 100% raw, but more like 80%. About 10%...

    I am not 100% raw, but more like 80%. About 10% of my calories come from cooked legumes (usually lightly cooked sprouted ones and soymilk) and another 10% from various things including lightly...
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    I don't think that wheat is bad, it's just not...

    I don't think that wheat is bad, it's just not that good, and there isn't a whole lot of difference, nutritionally, between the refined and the whole except for the fiber content.

    But, wheat...
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    Sometimes, but not nearly as often as I used to....

    Sometimes, but not nearly as often as I used to. I wanted more vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protective phytochemicals, so I cut back on them. Throughout the very large majority of our evolutionary...
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    Every day I have romaine, yellow onion, tomato,...

    Every day I have romaine, yellow onion, tomato, citrus, strawberries, blackberries, flax, walnuts, a brazil nut, green tea, some type of legume, and some type of crucifer.

    Most days I have carrot...
  37. Thread: Vegan Omega-3

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    Go to http://www.nutritiondata.com Click on...

    Go to http://www.nutritiondata.com

    Click on the "Tools" tab

    Search for foods highest in 18:3. This is the short-chain omega3. The body can convert 5-10% of this to long-chain omega3 (EPA and...
  38. Thread: Vegan Omega-3

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    This is an outstanding paper on optimizing EFA...

    This is an outstanding paper on optimizing EFA status in veg*ns:

    Achieving optimal essential fatty acid status in vegetarians: current knowledge and practical implication
    Brenda C Davis and...
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    The recommended intake is at least 2.2 g ALA and...

    The recommended intake is at least 2.2 g ALA and no more than 4x as much LA. Seven walnuts provide 2.6 g ALA and 10.8 g LA, 185 kcal, and because this puts you over the 4x limit for LA, you'd better...
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    Raw *is* better in almost every case. Exceptions...

    Raw *is* better in almost every case. Exceptions only in the cases where large quantities of antinutrients are present and toxic (most legumes), in which case, you'd better cook to get rid of most...
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