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  1. No, because bitter can mean many things: vitamin c, sensitive tastebuds, other substances etc FWIW, the book I got the information from quoted a study on the absorbability of calcium in various vegetables. The "3 times kale" thing I quoted was shorthand for "3 times the usable calcium of kale"
  2. It depends on how long and often you are feeling hunger pains. Right before a meal probably isn't a problem. However, if you aren't getting enough calories or protein you will not build muscle........possibly not even retain what you have. Raw diets are not optimal for building muscle. They are high bulk(fiber = water together) so you are feeling "full" on fewer calories and likely a smaller amount of protein.
  3. I don't think you think think this, but just because it is on the Internet doesn't make it true. You have to look at the credentials of anyone giving advice on the internet. I've seen SO MANY spurious articles about nutrition, thoroughly routed, that turned out to be written by people whose only qualifications were things like "food writer". Look for a name and a date on any internet article. Does the person have a degree? In what? Do they do nutrition research for a living? Are they quoting experts who do? Are they know for a bias ( Google )? Dr. Mercola has a reputation for being irrationally anti-soy and being all about weird alternative beliefs.
  4. Yes, it is very tender. I'm surprised it is not a hit. You might not have to grow it. I don't know about Italy, but at least in the U.S. it is a fairly standard item in Chinese supermarkets.
  5. Its called choy sum baby! http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/images/4025.jpg
  6. This video is less than 2 minutes long. Despite that it is informative and FUNNY. Just watch it and you will know what I mean. Like I wrote, it is less than 2 minutes: Originally posted here http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/how-much-broccoli-is-too-much
  7. There is no need to be scared. Everything you need to know about vegan nutrition can be fit on one page. Print a few off, use them as daily checklists for a few weeks until they become habit. You will recover.
  8. You don't need to combine foods dominant in different amino acids in every meal to get ADEQUATE amounts of usable protein. If you want OPTIMAL amounts of protein ( bodybuilding forum, eh? ) you would want to do that: legumes ( beans, soy, peanuts, lentils ) + WHOLE grains legumes + seeds Don't take anyone's word for it. There is a free vegan nutrition site authored by a vegan and registered dietitian veganhealth.org
  9. Yes, there is a lot of misinformation out there. You also find it in vegan circles too. Raw foodists. Fruitarians. Anti-vaccine people. All sorts of other B.S.. That is why I have the URL that I do in my signature. For people who just want to give a vegan diet a try to help animals, help the planet and improve their health. Oddly enough, the truth asks less out of people's lives than some of the crazy diet folklore people choose to believe in over research........and the results can be as nice.
  10. The video by Jack Norris who is a cofounder of Vegan Outreach and a Registered Dietitian. Vegan Outreach publishes the best vegan diet starter guide in regards to correct, complete and current nutrition information.
  11. I've eaten soy since I was a teenager and it hasn't femized me at all http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IW2Ygd77i6Y/TNwcgoGOy5I/AAAAAAAAAKY/1h8H9jGKY-U/s400/female%2Bbody%2Bbuilder%2Bimages%2B4.jpg
  12. I've been eating soy a few times a week for over 30 years since I became a veg. I never had any problems with it. One time, I did believe the hysteria and gave it up for about 6 months. I didn't notice any difference. Jillian Michaels is a ripped, muscular physical trainer celebrity. That doesn't mean she knows as much as professional researchers who study soy. I collect articles in a special section on my blog that offer an alternative view to the anti-soy hysteria. The content of the articles point to authors with recognisable credentials, education, etc... http://beforewisdom.com/blog/category/soy Good Luck
  13. Aww, please don't tell me I've been eating all this human poop for nothing. Dr. Greger mentioned those things because many raw food gurus tell their followers that they do not need vitamin b-12 supplements because there is b-12 in the human colon. This is true, but it is useless to human nutrition.
  14. I have a friend who works for them. According to my friend the owners are assholes. They pay very little, they have been reducing the pay the staff gets and forcing the staff to long ( and double ) shifts. They have also ridiculed some of their staff for their religion. They have also tried to the fact that they serve vegan food when famous chefs/critics who hate veg*ns have come to the restaurant.
  15. The owners of Horizons owned the building it was in and it was becoming a burdensome expense. They sold it and reopened as "Vedge", a higher end ( ie $$$$ ) restaurant. http://www.yelp.com/biz/vedge-philadelphia
  16. I don't drink smoothies myself otherwise I would answer your question. Your question is a standard topic on every vegan forum. If you used the search that comes with this forum, I'm sure you would find more than a few threads. If you went to Google, you would probably find professional reviews as well.....not to mention amazon.
  17. In this video Dr. Michael Greger M.D., the director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States explains why the vitamin b-12 found in human colons is useless for human nutritional needs. Interestingly, the video also points out how meat eaters are coming up deficient in vitamin b-12 and that the people with the healthiest vitamin b-12 levels are people who supplements ( fortified foods are just supplements blended into food ). The video on nutritionfacts.org(with sources cited.
  18. This is pretty cool as it boils everything down to an easy list, it is written by vegan who is an RD From: The 7 Habits Of Healthy Vegans Virginia Messina, The Vegan RD Ginny is a dietitian specializing in vegan nutrition and the co-author of Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet. Ginny was a dietetics instructor at Central Michigan University and a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and is a former co-author of the American Dietetic Association’s position on vegetarian diets. She writes about a variety of issues related to health and animal rights on her blog TheVeganRD and as the National Vegan Examiner at Examiner.com.
  19. Dr. Michael Greger, the director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States talks about some of the myths about raw food diets in this short 3 minute video. The video was originally posted on his site NutritionFacts.org
  20. From http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/blue-green-algae-spirulina/ The risks associated with these supplements may outweigh the benefits.
  21. Vegan Resources in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area There is a great list, over 10 years old, for vegans and vegetarians in the area to network about what is local,cool, and veg*n. This list is unaffiliated with vegdc.com https://waste.org/mailman/listinfo/veg-dc Compassion Over Killing COK puts a great veg*n restuarant and veg*n resource guide for the DC Metro area: http://www.vegdc.com/ COK also organizes a lot of volunteer activities to promote veganism that are a great way to have fun and meet area vegans: http://www.cok.net The Vegetarian Society Of The District Of Columbia has some nice non-political events some times: http://www.vsdc.org They advertise many of their events through this meetup.com group: http://vegan.meetup.com/28/ Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary Local animal sanctuary that takes volunteers to help care for the rescued former livestock animals. Horses, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats etc. It is a quick drive but in a nice, quiet rural area. They do a few events a year http://www.animalsanctuary.org/ Open The Cages Alliance also does cool stuff and is run by high energy, positive, grass roots people: http://openthecages.org/ Glut is a 100% vegetarian workers collective / natural food store: http://www.glut.org
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