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Everything posted by artystik

  1. I don't worry about protein. All I do is just eat enough grains, seeds, fungi, legumes, fruits, and tons of vegetables, until my body is satisfied.
  2. I think greens are the foundation for a vegan diet. They are loaded w/the most nutrition, hands down. Greens make up a very large portion of my diet.
  3. I think you should add more nutrient dense foods (fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, legumes), which green veggies are the best. Usually, people who are always hungry are hungry because they are starving for micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc). That is why they will eat so many macronutrients (protein, carbs, fat, etc) until they get fat. Eating high levels of carbs, fats, and protein (which are calorie dense/nutrient deficient) will only keep you content for a brief time because you will still need the vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, etc. This is what can make vegans just as unhealthy as meat-eaters.
  4. You may be eating too many goitrogens (highly likely if you are vegan). Goitrogens are naturally-occurring substances that can interfere with function of the thyroid gland. Goitrogens get their name from the term “goiter,” which means an enlargement of the thyroid gland. If the thyroid gland is having difficulty making thyroid hormone, it may enlarge as a way of trying to compensate for this inadequate hormone production. “Goitrogens,” like circumstances that cause goiter, cause difficulty for the thyroid in making its hormone. There are two general and one misc. category of foods that have been associated with disrupted thyroid hormone production in humans: 1.soybean-related foods: -tofu and tempeh 2. Cruciferous Vegetables: -Broccoli -Brussel sprouts -Cabbage -Cauliflower -Kale -Kohlrabi -Mustard -Rutabaga -Turnips 3. Other: -Millet -Peaches -Peanuts -Radishes -Spinach -Strawberries *Fortunately, if you cook these foods, the goitrogens can diminished by 30-90%. Checking how many foods you eat that contain goitrogens may be a wise choice. *Also, an herb that helps the thyroid is bladderwrack. It naturally contains iodine. *Another thing, eat enough carbs. Your metabolism will slow down if you are depleted of glucose and you will most likely be lethargic.
  5. We are no different from animals, everything just evolved differently. We all contain the same energy. No offense, but I don't like to devote a lot of my time in fairy tales which were written by man. I think religion is just trying to feel secure about knowing who our Absolute Being is and becoming closer to It, because NONE of us know why we are here. Nobody likes questions unanswered, therefore books will be written throughout history. Mythology is no different from Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, etc... These are all man-made religions created which will only last for a brief moment in time, then will be considered obsolete and shall diminish.
  6. come on, wouldn't you? and another point: what if she had to take insulin before she became an animal rights activist? I support animal research because it is beneficial toward the positive development of mankind. If animal research would be cut off, then we would not be as advanced medically as we are today. On the flipside, many of the diseases in our society are caused by eating animal or animal-based products. If society was more careful about the food industry's standards, then we would not have to create so many drugs because new disease would not manifest as rapidly. For example, cutting out steroids and antiobiotics which are added in meat. That would save millions of lives from illness...Peta has a good outlook, but they are too extreme. For example, if animal testing would have to be used toward the final cure for aids, most likely Peta would oppose the animals research and let the disease continue to kill people just to save some animals. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made for progress...
  7. Very great points about medical research. If people aren't for having tests performed on animals for medical reasons, they should not use a drug that was derived from that specific research. On the flipside, they didn't say one word about the food industry, which has the greatest cruelty aimed toward the animal kingdom.
  8. It sounds like your not resistance training and focusing more on cardio. Lift weights with low reps (ABOUT 70-80% of 1 rep. max, which is at about 6-10 reps) and you'll most likely be sore the next day.
  9. and Noah put 2 of every animal species in a ship . just playin'
  10. I've never had wild rice, do they sell it at typical grocery stores like krogers?
  11. Ok, that's cool .. But trying to say that there are NO hazards to one's health by becoming a vegan without supplements is a little crazy. I had a friend of a friend who became a vegan and she had to go to the hospital, she became lethargic and her thought processes weren't as accurate as before. Then she ate animal again and was fine. These defiencies aren't acccidental, it's because animal is an abundant source of nutrients the body needs to survive. Say, if a bodybuilder goes vegan tommorrow without doing his homework, he has a large chance of becoming deficient in a nutrient or many more... Also, saying meat has no nutritional benefits is also insane. This isn't about being ethical in this conversation...it's about saying if we are omnivores or herbivores, whcih you are saying we are herbivores.. If you were stranded in the woods starving to death and there was an animal, would you eat it or try to ambigously mix and match plants so you could meet the nutrient requirements your body needs and take a chance of having a nutrient deficiency?
  12. Another example would be the Protein Efficiency Ratio, which is how well the body can absorb protein. The best protein source is egg, then milk.
  13. One example like peavy stated is that the body requires b12. There is no b12 in plants sources only animal. Therefore, supplementation will be needed. I agree in what that cartoon was stating, but if we are not omnivores, then our bodies most likely could not gain any nutritents from eating aniimal. Yet, we absorb many nutrients from animals (along with bad things also ). Our bodies are also designed to digest, process, utilize, and synthesize the nutrients contained in animal.
  14. I agree, plants do not have pain receptors. Basically, it's a golden rule, treat others how you want to be treated . Also, will peavy is right about the supplementation.
  15. Whether Jesus did or did not eat animal, the fact is that the human race evolved partly because of consuming flesh. We are omnivores, not herbivores...eating meat played a vital role in the development of our species, especially our minds... Sadly, animal cruelty and harmful additives make it practically impossible to consume flesh in an ethical and healthy way. Therefore, I do not choose to consume meat. It seems as if people view animals as being different from plants. All living things have the same intangible life force of surviving and striving toward a utopia of perfection, animals just evolved more closely-related to us....Everything is the same...When I die and decompose in the dirt, my atoms/elements will be used to help make a plant or animal and this cycle will continue throughout time...
  16. www.nutritiondata.com here you can get the nutritional facts on practically any food you want: specific amounts vitamins, minerals, amino acid, etc. *search for food on the top right-hand corner
  17. Ok, this is beautiful... Simple and mouth-watering.. Mix up in a chopper with the following (no measurements needed): 1. Oats 2. Zuchinni 3. Squash 4. Mushrooms 5. Onion 6. Garlic 7. Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower (Garden Blend) 8. Spinach 9. Beans (Navy, Garbanzo, Great Northern, Black, Lentils, etc.) 10. Green, Red, and/or Yellow Peppers 11. 1/2 an Apple or Pear 12. Canola or Extra Virgin Olive Oil 13. Flax or Sunflower Seeds *Mix in enough oats to form a "patty"* *cook on low-medium heat about 10-15 minutes on each side until light brown* *Add spices of your choosing (ex. Turmeric, ginger, parsley flakes, etc.) *Add some vegan spagetti sauce* *you can mix up the ingredients, mix/match.... it's your patty!!* mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........ -It looks a lot better than a burger ... and it's more colorful
  18. According to my knowledge, rice is deficient in the following amino acids: 1. lysine 2. isoluecine 3. threonine *In (MLO) rice protein, are there still low amounts of these amino acids?
  19. Right now I'm a pesco vegetarian bodybuilder because I'm afraid of not getting adequate amounts of specific amino acids and cholesterol. Also, I am allergic to Soy. To become 100% vegan, my questions are: 1. Are there any websites or does anybody have a list of the amino acid content in foods? (For example, what amino acids do legumes greatly contain or lack?) 2. Where can I get essential cholesterol from being a vegan? NO SOY AT ALL!!!!! -Thanks
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