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Posted 12 March 2006 - 10:49 AM
I don't eat fish or meat, I just don't like it, I never have done. (My baby book states "likes baked beans, dislikes chicken") I'd say being vegetarian is only healthier if you know what substitute foods you need to get all your vitamins etc.
Recently I've found out I may be lactose intolerant, which means I'll need to first cut out dairy totally to find out if it makes a difference and then make sure I counteract the lack of dairy with other foods. I don't really want to become Vegan but if it's necessary I'll be consulting a dietician to make sure I'm eating the right things.
Personally I'd recommend a healthy diet includes fish and lean white meat.
Searching for more truth, you learn more about what you didn't know, and realize there is so much more you don't know. Celumnaz, Dec 2005
It can go either way. Vegetarians could be if they consume all the nessacary vitamins etc, although its easier for us meat eaters since a lot of meat already contains most of the vitamins and minerals, such as fish, which is really good for you
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 12:25 AM
I'm a vegan and very versed in nutrition I have taken alot of classes and still do, wth do you want to know in particular??Yes they are healthier, food builds a strong body and strong systems, fresh foods such as vegtables, fruit legumes rice (brown raw nuts etc... little to no animal foods most definitley builds a immune sytem that can fend off just about anything, I must tell you I take veganism seriously and put the time in to learn about it and I have reaped many health benefits, I was asthmatic very seriously all my life , It is completely gone, I had all kinds of sinus issues gone, skin disorders gone, My son who is 8 has never been on an antibiotic, and has never had anything more than a common cold... oh i do not take suppliments, that is personal preference , and a myth in my world, I'd say learn about nutrition so few even understand it, there are free classes available often through your medical...Most gyms have a nutrtionist you can meet with or your doctor cabn point you in the nutriton direction. , if not buy a book on nutrition go online...the majority of health issues are due to the consumption of animal products........It also makes kids smarter and devoid of behavioral issues brought on by sugar in the diet...
YOU BECOME WHAT YOU EAT...........a well nourished lifestyle is a well nurished healthy human....
"Significant athersclerosis is rare in peoples whose diet over the life span is predominantly vegetarian and low in calories, total lipids, saturated lipids and cholesterol."
Nutrition and Athersclerosis by Louis Katz. 1958 ______________________________________
"The study measured testosterone levels in 696 Oxford University men. Of the study participants, 233 were vegan (ate no animal products) and 237 were vegetarian (ate milk and dairy products). The remaining 237 subjects were men who ate meat on most days of the week...vegans had higher testosterone levels than vegetarians and meat-eaters."
British Journal of Cancer, 83(1), July 2000 ______________________________________
"Scientific data suggest positive relationships between a vegetarian diet and reduced risk for several chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including obesity, coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and some types of cancer."
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, November 1997, 97(1) ______________________________________
"Vegetarians often have lower mortality rates from several chronic degenerative diseases than do nonvegetarians."
British Medical Journal, 1996; 313 ______________________________________
"Vegan diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy and lactation."
Am J Clin Nutr. 1994;59(suppl):1176S-1181S. ______________________________________
"Vegan diets can meet the nutrient and energy needs of pregnant women. Birth weights of infants born to well nourished vegetarian women have been shown to be similar to birth-weight norms and to birth weights of infants of nonvegetarians."
"Vegetarian diets low in fat or saturated fat have been used successfully as part of comprehensive health programs to reverse severe coronary artery disease."
Journal of the American Medical Association 1995; 274 ______________________________________
"Vegetarian diets offer disease protection benefits because higher concentration of antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids, and phytochemicals."
Am J Clin Nutr. 1996;63(suppl) ______________________________________
"Vegetarian diets offer disease protection benefits because of their lower saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal protein content and often higher concentration of folate which reduces serum homocysteine levels."
J Am Diet Assoc. 1995;95 ______________________________________
"Mortality from coronary artery disease is lower in vegetarians than in nonvegetarians."
British Medical Journal, 1994; 308 ______________________________________
"Vegetarian diets have been successful in arresting coronary artery disease."
Am J Epidemiol. 1995;142 ______________________________________
"Serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels are usually lower in vegetarians."
Am J Clin Nutr. 1994;59 ______________________________________
"Vegetarians have a lower incidence of hypertension than nonvegetarians."
Am J Clin Nutr. 1994; 59(suppl) ______________________________________
"Type 2 diabetes mellitus is less likely to be a cause of death in vegetarians than nonvegetarians."
Am J Clin Nutr. 1988;48(suppl) ______________________________________
"Incidence of lung and colorectal cancer is lower in vegetarians than in nonvegetarians."
Am J Clin Nutr. 1994;59(suppl) ______________________________________
"Reduced colorectal cancer risk is associated with increased consumption of fiber, vegetables, and fruit."
Cancer Causes Control. 1991;1:427-442. ______________________________________
"Breast cancer rates are lower in populations that consume plant-based diets."
American Cancer Society Cancer Facts and Figures, 1994 ______________________________________
"Some plant proteins may increase survival rates and decrease proteinuria, glomerular filtration rate, renal blood flow, and histologic renal damage compared with a nonvegetarian diet."
Clinical Nutrition, 1995;10
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