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Alex P

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amazing science data shows the truth of protein quality that the meat and dairy industry probably is not keen to advertise. :)
 
25+ VEGAN FOODS with more complete proteins (higher amino acid score) than beef and milk. With a blender, any vegetable or fruit can be made into a puree ultra easy to eat raw, with biophotons, vitamins, flavonols, phytochemicals and enzymes meat and milk don't have, as heat destroys them totally (biophotons and enzymes and some vitamins) or partially (some anti-oxidants, vitamins).

Cooked Beef score 79http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/beef-products/6197/2

Pineapple 81http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2019/2

Raw Broccoli 83http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2356/2

Cooked Broccoli 112 (most cooked veggies have same score as raw, broccoli is an exception)http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2357/2

Yellow Bell Pepper 86http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/3017/2

Cooked Lentils (cannot eat raw) 86http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4338/2

Coconut 87http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3106/2

Zukini 89http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2639/2

Raw Jalapeno Pepper 89http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/3043/2

Green Leaf Lettuce 90http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2477/2 (Note that Romaine lettuce is only 68 - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2475/2)

Kale 92http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2461/2 (cooked it's 91)

Flax seeds 92, also has 80+ times more omega 3 than tilapia fishhttp://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2

Asparagus 93http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2311/2

Red Chili Pepper 93http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2894/2

Cooked Collard Greens 94 (hard to eat raw unless as part of a smoothie, but raw is same score)http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2411/2

Cooked Pinto Beans 96http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4430/2

Soy protein isolate 99http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4465/2 (some brands have score 102 or 108, for example 108 for http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4389/2)

SHOCKER ► Tofu is only 68http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4393/2, Soymilk only 25, lower than most fruits evenhttp://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/8010/2

Raw Cauliflower 103http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2390/2

Cooked Red Kidney Beans 103http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4302/2

Kiwi 105http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1934/2

Cooked Garbanzo Beans 106http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4326/2 (however, they got 40% higher glycemic index than lentils)

Chia Seeds 115 (dissolves in water in 10 minutes) - has 80 times more omega 3 than tilapia fish per 100 gramshttp://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3061/2

Cooked at home soybeans 118http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4376/2 (since tofu is too low, 68)

Spinach 119http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2626/2

Avocado 129http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1843/2

Not to mention that watermelon has a lot of threonine, in which zukini is lower, so with some watermelon -http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2072/2, zukini protein score becomes not 89 but 129.

Anyone wants to eat beef 79 and milk 85 now to get "BETTER PROTEIN"???


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For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm
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Alex P

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imagine curing type 1 diabetes
 
Type 1 diabetic off insulin for 4 months, as they ate mostly raw vegan foods - low fruit, mostly veggies and nuts :)

5 videos about Diabetes (90% of diabetes is Type2) cured:

Type 2 DIABETES gone in 2 weeks after raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/NwLHtVr8PYk

San Francisco people reversing DIABETES with raw foodshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/bCgYSVahFB9

Colon cancer, DIABETES, 230 pound loss with raw vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Cdw1o7RCXk5

80 year old man reverses DIABETES with raw vegan foods
https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/dZDF7pM8ZgU

Cured DIABETES with Raw Vegan diet in 30 days, A1c dropped from 9.2 to 7, LDL from 146 to 99, lost 27 pounds, stopped taking medshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/FX5ndcdUhmv

OTHER DISEASES CURED BY RAW VEGANISM

Brain cancer cured with raw foodshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Q1tfN8wGERv

Epileptic seizures, extremely low energy, depression healed by 6 months of raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/gSdFg1jzcZQ

Eczema disappeared via raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/5pBfR1qjRqz and https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ZACghmFSMam and https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/hPVxakNhKcD

Fibromyalgia, arthritis, depression, extra weight all gone via raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/QrNowtWosvp

Multiple Sclerosis and losing 135 pounds via raw veganismhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReP6DCUMIAs

Prostate Cancer healed by raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/QgdvmgxncvK

Clinically diagnosed depression cured with raw foodshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xk9exIkTtc

Lupus cured with raw vegan foods, after 90 days her blood looked like that of a 16 year old and she was so changed, that she started a raw vegan restauranthttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/StbATUFrFYg

Hypothyroidism cured with a vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/6vsvaam2cqq

Asthma cured with a vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4MasYbfu4tu

Vegan Lady loses 125 pounds by going raw veganhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/TqNx53Mdd8A

Crohn's disease cured via raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/HFcxh8JRb81

VEGANISM

For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm. Going vegan is like planting 62 trees in your backyard, as far as CO2 emissions reduction.
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Janet Garet

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http://healtheatingfood.com/methods-for-increase-metabolism/
Methods for increase metabolism with adequate food and more sports, watch your weight and eat fruits and vegetables and low calorie foods
Methods for increase metabolism with adequate food and more sports, watch your weight and eat fruits and vegetables and low calorie foods
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Alex P

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healing
 
reversing MS with more raw vegan foods that hydrate the body really well, water that can carry poisons out of the body, besides providing biophotons, enzymes and many phytonutrients - all destroyed by cooking and even pressure high temp steaming. :)


IDEAS FOR GOING RAW VEGAN

Zucchini has 7.5 grams of protein per 100 calories, higher protein quality than cooked lentils which have 7.75 grams of protein per 100 calories. Not to mention, far more biophotons and hydrating water. Raw Vegans often wonder - what am I going to eat to get protein?

Yellow bell pepper has score of 86, higher than milk, and 3.7 grams of protein per 100 calories. Spinach has 12.5 grams of protein per 100 calories with score 119, way higher than milk 85. Kale has 6.6 grams of protein per 100 calories with amino acid score of 92. raw broccoli has 8.4 grams of protein per 100 calories with amino acid score of 83. Spinach, kale, broccoli kill the plant if eaten and are impossible to eat raw in large amounts due to oxalate in spinach and goitrogens for all cruciferous veggies.

Zucchini has 7.5 grams of high quality protein score 89 (higher than milk) per 100 calories and more water than tomatoes to hydrate the body, (cow milk has 5.3 grams of protein of score 85 per 100 calories - totally inferior to zucchini - almost zero biophotons and far less water/calorie), cooked lentils have 7.75 grams of protein of score 86 per 100 calories but zero biophotons and zero hydrating water, tomatoes have 5 grams of protein score 52 (so you need to eat a lot more to get some amino acids) per 100 cal. Watermelon has 2 grams of protein per 100 calories, while bananas have 1.2 grams of protein per 100 calories. Banana protein score is 62, watermelon 52, but both are very incomplete. Watermelon has more photons, hydrates more, has more protein, even adjusted for lower score, so watermelon wins among all common fruits by far for biophotons and hydration, but is inferior to tomatoes and zucchini. No other sweet non-tomato fruit comes close in water, biophoton and protein per calorie content. All fruits are way behind zucchini, which beats tomatoes big time in quality and quantity of protein and milk in quantity of protein.


Colon cancer cured with raw vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/hiCPzFDKb9m

Colon cancer, diabetes, 230 pound loss with raw vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Cdw1o7RCXk5

Reversing diabetes with raw foodshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/bCgYSVahFB9

Brain cancer cured with raw foodshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Q1tfN8wGERv

Epileptic seizures, extremely low energy, depression healed by 6 months of raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/gSdFg1jzcZQ

Type 2 Diabetes gone in 2 weeks after raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/NwLHtVr8PYk

Eczema disappeared via raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/5pBfR1qjRqz and https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ZACghmFSMam and https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/hPVxakNhKcD

VEGANISM

For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm. Going vegan is like planting 62 trees in your backyard, as far as CO2 emissions reduction.
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Nur S

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Scrambled tofu with onion, spinach, garlic and bell peppers 
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Virginia McCallum

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http://healtheatingfood.com/low-calorie-foods/
It is important to know that only low-calorie foods can not live. For it is better to consider the existence of some foods that will have a good influence on our metabolism will speed up and while it will satiate at least briefly, without an adverse effect on our weight.
Low-calorie foods beneficial for weight loss and a healthy diet, an important choice to maintain the optimal balance of energy and lower cholesterol
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Alex P

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more raw fruits and veggies helped her improve her health :)
 
Kristina explains how her eyes turned hazel from brown in this clip with 2.5 million views. This raw vegan eye color change is also explained at https://consciousnourishment.org/2013/10/16/eyes-that-are-changing-colors-with-a-raw-vegan-diet/.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv7nnlmmlpg is another case of green into blue color change. You can see in the 4 min clip about Tanya's eyes getting clearer and healthier looking, with a slight eye color change from green to blue - this happens to many raw vegans - the color becomes lighter for some reason (iridologists https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridology say that a clean digestive system, body and especially colon brings a cleaner and healthier eye look) - the white becomes whiter, the eye looks healthier, the iris becomes lighter color, like green becomes blue or hazel becomes green.

Iridology is the science of looking at the eyes to determine our health. Vegans are the least likely to develop cataracts (http://prime.peta.org/2011/04/eye), followed by vegetarians, then fish eaters, then meat eaters. As the body cleans of mucus and other things on a raw vegan diet, the eyes become clearer or in some cases even lighter. Colorful vegetables keep vision healthy ► http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/15/study-colorful-vegetables-can-keep-vision-healthy/. Kale, spinach, carrots, summer squash, all greens are very good for the eyes.

A third example of eye color change is this 50 second video about brown eyes going green in 4 months due to a raw vegan diethttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s2r4K-fevM

http://www.tannyraw.com/ explains that Tanya lost 86 pounds on a raw vegan diet, and got blue eyes.

Well, i guess i learned something new today, this stuff seems a lot more common, i see some youtube videos about raw vegan foods that cause the eye color to change. Interesting thing to know, nobody should be surprised if it happens to them. :) Not like it's a goal, but eyes do reflect how healthy we are too in a way - regardless of color. I noticed when i feel not that great, my eyes look duller and more cloudy and etc. Perhaps that's common for others to notice a relationship between how our eyes look and how we feel - from a health point of view.


VEGANISM

For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm. Going vegan is like planting 62 trees in your backyard, as far as CO2 emissions reduction.
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Alex P

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omega 3 basic stuff
 
The normal human diet ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 has been 1:1 (like in many veggies) for eons. Recently, due to industrialization, our diets ratio moved from 1:1 to 1:16http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12442909 - Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56(8):365-79. This shift has led to an epidemic of inflammatory diseases, heart disease, increase in diet preventable violence, hypertension, diabetes, etc

Vegans do not need to add vegetable oils to foods to be healthy, but if you do, omega 3 to omega 6 ratio is 1:46 in corn oil, 1:13 in olive oil, inferior to soybean 1:7, canola 1:2, flax seed 4:1 . Soybean has 6.8% omega 3 by weight, canola 9.1% omega 3 and olive 0.76% omega 3, corn 1.1%, sunflower 0.2% (high oleic) and 0.04% (mid oleic) omega 3, so olive oil is extremely low in omega 3 compared to 57% in flax seed oil. The chart says 0% because that 1% is negligible. For the best omega 3-omega 6 ratio, using flax or canola or soybean is way better than olive, corn, sunflower, safflower, sesame, cottonseed, peanut.

The richest vegan sources of omega 3 are

walnuts - 4 times the omega 3 in salmon, 5.4 times the omega 3 in sardines, 41 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 32 times the omega 3 in tunahttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4eaSGEwuNiS

No nut comes even close, the only one close in omega 3 to omega 6 ratio are macadamia nuts, but those have 44 times less omega 3s. Walnuts have 9.1 g of omega 3, 38 g of omega 6 in 100 grams ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3138/2.

flax seeds - 10 times the omega 3 in salmon, 14 times the omega 3 in sardines, 103 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 80 times the omega 3 in tunahttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/6JTzFJ5AaaY

Flax seeds are very cheap (5-10 times cheaper than walnuts, about same price as chia seeds or cheaper) and have 22.8 grams of omega 3, ONLY 5.9 grams (compare that with 38 in walnuts, omega 6 causes inflammation) of omega 6 in 100 g ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2

chia seeds - 8 times the omega 3 in salmon, 11 times the omega 3 in sardines, 82 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 64 times the omega 3 in tuna - 17.6 grams of omega 3 in 100 g, 5.8 g of omega 6 in 100 g. ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3061/2

I only eat walnuts (rarely now) and flax/chia seeds when it comes to nuts and seeds, and I avoid all vegetable oils (even olive oil has a bad omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, 1:12, and little omega 3, 0.76 g, compared to walnuts, 9.1 g) Some people eat avocados for omega 9, but i almost never eat avocados either, being a low fat vegan to prevent heart disease. Avocados (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1843/2) have omega 3 to omega 6 ratio 1:15, very bad, and just 0.1 g of omega 3 per 100 grams, 90 times less than walnuts.

Flax seeds have 6 times less omega 6 than walnuts, so they are superior from that point of view (flax seed oil has omega 3 to omega 6 ratio about 4:1, while walnut oil has this ratio 1:5), but not many people eat flax seeds, even if they are cheaper. With a coffee grinder, one can grind them and add them to foods. Or one can go to Walmart or amazon and buy algae vegan DHA or DHA-EPA capsules.

Omega 3 fatty acids increase brain volume. People thought the brain shrinks with age always, but it's not true. DHA-EPA can reverse that shrinkage. DHA is 97% of all omega-3 fats in the brain and 93 % of omega-3 fats in the retina. 8% of the brain is omega 3 fatty acids.http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2010/8/omega-3-fatty-acids-increase-brain-volume/page-01.

The vegan algal plain DHA or vegan DHA-EPA supplements are way better than "mercury free" fish oil supplements for those few people (usually men) who cannot turn ALA into DHA. Today many fish oil supplements are mercury free, but there are PCBs and other heavy metals sometimes in fish oil - besides saturated fat and cholesterol. The animal saturated fat and cholesterol in fish (which was shown to affect heart and vascular health of babies in the womb) and fish oil supplements are working against recommending intake of fish during pregnancy or at any other time, since vegan DHA exists.

Violence increases when there is low omega 3 in diet ► http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/oct/17/prisonsandprobation.ukcrime.

ALA conversion to DHA in men is 5 times less than in women sometimes, leading to low DHA. Could this explain why we got so much more men engage in violent crime? Perhaps that's why men could prioritize taking vegan algal DHA if they are vegan, since almost everyone gets too much omega 6, which furthers lowers ALA to DHA conversion and the uptake of DHA by the brain.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12323085 explains that in healthy young men 8% of ALA (alpha linoleic acid) is converted to EPA and 0 to 4% is converted to DHA. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12323090 shows that in healthy young women 21% of dietary ALA is converted to EPA and 9% is converted to DHA. So, women have far less issues with DHA than men. Even so, it's better to get some DHA (the typical 200 mg per day found in most algal DHA capsules) to be safe, especially since most women today get too much omega 6 from vegetable oils, processed foods, nuts, seeds, etc which compete with omega 3 for prostaglandin formation leading to more inflammatory compounds.

DHA can convert into EPA at a rate of about 9% ► http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9076673. Therefore, many people choose to take DHA only or DHA mainly supplements, such as vegan algal DHA supplements. There are also vegan DHA-EPA supplements, but there is a huge debate whether DHA is more useful than EPA and should be used in larger quantities - so many people who believe DHA is more useful tend to go for DHA supplements, as they view EPA as secondary and anything needed is made from DHA anyway. Also many papers showed too much fish oil leads to cancer and that some algal vegan DHA oil has more DHA than fish oil percentage wise and is better than fish oil for a variety of reasons related to fats interfering with the fatty acids biochemical cycles in the human body and the prostaglandin synthesis as relating to inflammation. I myself just use vegan DHA algal oil supplements, since I think DHA is more important than EPA and any EPA is made from DHA and ALA.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20861171 was a 4900 people study that showed that vegans and fish eaters had almost the same level of EPA and DHA in their blood plasma, with vegans having more DHA (286 micromoles per liter instead of 271) but less EPA (50 instead of 64). These studies indicate that when we eat less DHA, the body increases the conversion rate of ALA to DHA and makes better use of DHA. Hence, DHA supplementation may only be needed for pregnant women and those males (females convert ALA to DHA much easier) who have very low DHA in their blood due to poor conversion, or those vegans who eat very little ALA due to being on a very low fat diet to prevent heart disease or diabetes. There are many studies that show ALA to DHA and EPA conversions being low (you will see that there is a wide variation in these studies where they give people ALA and measure blood level of DHA and EPA), but in the end all we need to look at is the final DHA and EPA concentration in the plasma, not what happens when you increase ALA in the diet. The body is very intelligent and knows when it needs more DHA and it produces more regardless of how much ALA is in the diet.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3164236 has the full free paper that found that the Japanese (the longest living nation on Earth, Monaco lives longer but it's just a town of 37000 people) have 2 times the EPA-DHA level in their blood compared to Americans. However, other studies found that Norwegians eat as much DHA-EPA as Japanese and have poorer heart health, probably due to eating more animal oxidized and long fatty saturated fatty acids (coconut is medium fatty acids and Sri Lankans in 1953 had the lowest heart disease rate, even if eating a coconut a day, way more saturated fat than people get from animal products, but a different type of saturated fat). The Eskimo studies have shown that just eating 4 times the DHA-EPA omega 3 that Japanese eat doesn't improve heart health, since they get too much long chain saturated fatty acids. Apparently, DHA is only effective as dietary intake method to prevent atherosclerosis (plaque is caused by oxysterols from cooked unsaturated fats in meat, cheese, some oils - you cannot oxidize saturated fats like coconut), etc when the total animal long chain saturated fat is low. The blood levels of DHA and EPA are affected by the amount of EPA, DHA and ALA ingested, smoking, diet, omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, and lots of other things. Every second a million trillion chemical reactions take place in our body, so it's very hard to determine which people may have their ALA (the omega 3 precursor to DHA in most plant foods) to DHA (the omega 3 in algae that is used by the brain, eyes, etc a lot) and EPA (the other major omega 3 used by the body) conversion working better. Even when 2 people have the same blood level of EPA-DHA, one cannot really know how much DHA is made from ALA and is being taken by the cells or stays in the blood. So, while we may look at a lot of biomarkers and assess these concentrations over a few weeks after a rise of ALA consumption, it's hard to know precisely what is going on at the cellular level. Some people pick and choose a study or two and write a general nutrition article and then come up with a conclusion, but with the hundreds of related studies and issues of the fatty acid cycle biochemistry, things are quite complex - so it's very hard to make any preliminary conclusion or hypothesis into a "science fact".

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nhs.12182/abstract is a very good study too ► Low DHA in blood was found in depressed women ► Nursing & Health Sciences, Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 257–262, June 2015

VEGANISM

For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm
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Neha Singh

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Dahi Papdi Chaat, perfect dish for your main course.
#indianfood #foodiefriday
The refreshing #dahi_papdi_chaat sets the mood perfectly for the main course! #foodiefriday #indianfood  - Rooftop Restaurant Patang - Google+
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Virginia McCallum

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http://healtheatingfood.com/how-to-replace-favorite-foods-with-vegetarian/
How to replace favorite foods with vegetarian, sample tips for different types of food and a way to replace cheese, milk and meat with nuts, fruits and vegetables
How to replace favorite foods with vegetarian sample tips for different types of food and a way to replace cheese milk and meat with nuts fruits vegetables
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Alex Foster

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http://healtheatingfood.com/best-shakes-for-weight-loss/
Best shakes for weight loss, a useful way to satiate hunger and feel fresh all day, Instead of breakfast – energy shake bomb
Best shakes for weight loss, a useful way to satiate hunger and feel fresh all day
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Alex P

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reverse diabetes
 
3 min clip about 80 year old curing diabetes and hypertension with raw foods :)

Raw Vegan foods hydrate the body really well, water that can carry poisons out of the body, besides providing biophotons, enzymes and many phytonutrients - all destroyed by cooking, freezing and even pressure high temp steaming. :) Freezing is not as bad as cooking, but quote bad.

Long post with IDEAS FOR GOING RAW VEGANhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/i3EEHt8iCQp

Colon cancer cured with raw vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/hiCPzFDKb9m

Colon cancer, diabetes, 230 pound loss with raw vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Cdw1o7RCXk5

Reversing diabetes with raw foodshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/bCgYSVahFB9

Brain cancer cured with raw foodshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Q1tfN8wGERv

Epileptic seizures, extremely low energy, depression healed by 6 months of raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/gSdFg1jzcZQ

Type 2 Diabetes gone in 2 weeks after raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/NwLHtVr8PYk

Eczema disappeared via raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/5pBfR1qjRqz and https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ZACghmFSMam and https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/hPVxakNhKcD

Fibromyalgia, arthritis, depression, extra weight all gone via raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/QrNowtWosvp

Multiple Sclerosis and losing 135 pounds via raw veganismhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReP6DCUMIAs

Prostate Cancer healed by raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/QgdvmgxncvK

2 min clip about guy curing clinically diagnosed depression with raw foodshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xk9exIkTtc

Lady heals lupus with raw vegan foods, after 90 days her blood looked like that of a 16 year old and she was so changed, that she started a raw vegan restauranthttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/StbATUFrFYg

Lady heals hypothyroidism with a vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/6vsvaam2cqq

People cure asthma with a vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4MasYbfu4tu

VEGANISM

For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm. Going vegan is like planting 62 trees in your backyard, as far as CO2 emissions reduction.
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Virginia McCallum

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http://healtheatingfood.com/homemade-ice-cream/
Homemade ice cream, method of preparation of delicious chocolate ice cream and interesting solutions how to serve classic ice cream
Homemade ice cream, method of preparation of delicious chocolate ice cream and interesting solutions how to serve classic ice cream
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Alex P

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zukini wonder
 
Zucchini has 7.5 grams of protein per 100 calories, higher protein quality than cooked lentils which have 7.75 grams of protein per 100 calories. Not to mention, far more biophotons and hydrating water. Raw Vegans often wonder - what am I going to eat to get protein?

Yellow bell pepper has score of 86, higher than milk, and 3.7 grams of protein per 100 calories. Spinach has 12.5 grams of protein per 100 calories with score 119, way higher than milk 85. Kale has 6.6 grams of protein per 100 calories with amino acid score of 92. raw broccoli has 8.4 grams of protein per 100 calories with amino acid score of 83.

Zucchini has 7.5 grams of high quality protein score 89 (higher than milk) per 100 calories and more water than tomatoes to hydrate the body, (cow milk has 5.3 grams of protein of score 85 per 100 calories - totally inferior to zucchini - almost zero biophotons and far less water/calorie), cooked lentils have 7.75 grams of protein of score 86 per 100 calories but zero biophotons and zero hydrating water, tomatoes have 5 grams of protein score 52 (so you need to eat a lot more to get some amino acids) per 100 cal. Watermelon has 2 grams of protein per 100 calories, while bananas have 1.2 grams of protein per 100 calories. Banana protein score is 62, watermelon 52, but both are very incomplete. Watermelon has more photons, hydrates more, has more protein, even adjusted for lower score, so watermelon wins among all common fruits by far for biophotons and hydration, but is inferior to tomatoes and zucchini. No other sweet non-tomato fruit comes close in water, biophoton and protein per calorie content. All fruits are way behind zucchini, which beats tomatoes big time in quality and quantity of protein and milk in quantity of protein.


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For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm. Going vegan is like planting 62 trees in your backyard, as far as CO2 emissions reduction.
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http://healtheatingfood.com/eating-before-workout/
Eating before workout for better sports performance without artificial additives, energy characteristics of fruit juices, workout fresh fruit with spirulina
Eating before workout for better sports performance without artificial additives, energy characteristics of fruit juices, workout fresh fruit with spirulina
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Even if you’re not a big fan of #Indian food, you will absolutely love this #eggplant #dhal #recipe! It’s easy to make, budget-friendly and perfect for a family dinner!
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Alex P

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reverse type 2 diabetes
 
3 min video on reversing diabetes with a raw food vegan diet. :) For learning how to measure your own blood glucose for a few pennies, 1 hour after each meal and 8 hours after a meal, see https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/CFdpxZYpLj8. Raw food is superloaded with biophotons (absent in cancer tissue), phytonutrients, flavonols, enzymes (all destroyed by cooking) for proper digestion, etc


Going Vegan has helped many to prevent or even reverse Diabetes Type 2, and even Type 1 (https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/9fvp9fEvq7e, see how milk can cause type 1 diabeteshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/5VVB1tPWG1d) as explained below:


See below several videos about Reversing Diabetes

1. MD Michael Greger 7 min video ► http://nutritionfacts.org/video/diabetes-reversal-is-it-the-calories-or-the-foodgreat video about reversing Type 2 diabetes with a whole plant vegan diet since the 1930s

2. http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_29523546/vegan-diet-makes-difference-reversing-diabetes - man reverses diabetes with a vegan diet

3. https://youtu.be/JDM5HsQ9qPM - 1 min video of Dr. Neal Barnard about curing diabetes with a vegan diet

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P85GQBnrZN8 - 2 min video of Dr. Neal Barnard about the benefits of the vegan diet: longevity, prevent heart problems, reverse heart disease, clean the arteries, reduce the risk of Alzheimer, lower blood pressure

5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAwgdX5VxGc - half hour video by a Canadian MD about using intermittent fasting to cure diabetes.

6. Studies show saturated fat (from dairy too, cheese has lots of it) causes diabeteshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/i9uNnN5UBaA.

7. https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/7ZqsihFo8Qe - 8 min video of Dr. Neal Barnard about reversing diabetes. People who eat the most cheese and bacon have 4 times the risk of Alzheimer, which is linked to diabetes. The higher the cholesterol and animal fat intake, the higher the cognitive decline and Alzheimer risk.

8. Kaiser Permanente recommends a vegan diet for the best health and longevityhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/PpeWtYgPn2R.

9. the importance of legumes (they provide the fiber diabetics desperately need) in blood sugar and cholesterol loweringhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/BcWdkj5YCKE.

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For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm. Going vegan is like planting 62 trees in your backyard, as far as CO2 emissions reduction.
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Alex P

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rancid oils that give heart attack
 
Very Good article on Oils and Foods going rancid really fast, especially those containing polyunsaturated fats

Has your food gone rancid?

Consumers may have kitchen full of dangerous products and not know it

Does your cupboard hold a package of unfinished crackers? An old bag of whole grain flour? Some leftover nuts from holiday baking? Or perhaps a bottle of vegetable oil you've been slow to finish?

If so, you may be harboring dangerous, rancid foods.

Protecting against rancidity — which occurs when oils oxidize — has long been a challenge for home cooks, but a recent perfect stew of factors has made the issue more serious. Strangely enough, this situation comes courtesy of the rising popularity of "healthy" polyunsaturated fats, whole grain flours and warehouse stores — not bad developments on their own, but taken together they've resulted in American pantries full of food that goes rancid much faster than we're used to.

Add to that Americans' growing acclimation to the taste of rancid foods, and the problem gets bigger.

So what's wrong with eating rancid oils?

"There are at least two," says lipid specialist and University of Massachusetts professor Eric Decker. "One is that they lose their vitamins, but they also can develop potentially toxic compounds" that have been linked to advanced aging, neurological disorders, heart disease and cancer.

"They're carcinogenic, pro-inflammatory and very toxic," says integrative medicine specialist Andrew Weil. "They are also widespread in the food chain."

The growing problem comes as a byproduct of Americans and food manufacturers swapping trans fats for polyunsaturates in their products over the past 10 years. This has resulted in a whopping 58 percent drop in trans fatty acid consumption in the U.S. in the past decade, according to a recent government report. But for all of their artery-blocking evil, trans fats had at least one big benefit: They were very stable, meaning they took forever to go rancid. The same is true of highly refined white flours.

But when these flours and fats were replaced with whole grain flours and polyunsaturates, such as corn and soybean oil, that shelf stability collapsed.

"Manufacturers noticed this and had to change their delivery schedules and formulations," says Kantha Shelke a food scientist and spokeswoman for the Institute of Food Technologists. "And some consumers became irrationally angry that their food was not lasting as long as it had before."

Indeed, while Americans followed orders to ditch saturated and trans fats for polyunsaturated (vegetable) and monounsaturated (olive, canola and peanut) fats, they didn't realize these healthier fats don't last nearly as long.

"People buy these huge containers of oil (at warehouse clubs) and just don't realize that there's no way they can use it before it goes rancid," Decker says. "They don't recognize it as a problem."

While monounsaturates (like olive or peanut oil) also can go rancid after about a year, they are still 10 times more stable than polyunsaturates, according to Decker.

"People need to minimize their use (of polyunsaturated oils)," Weil says. "And if you do use them, keep them in the refrigerator in the dark, and buy only small amounts that you use up quickly."

And while some consumers can sniff out (and toss out) rancid foods, many don't know the telltale stale, grassy, paintlike odor. Others may not be able to detect them through layers of other flavorings. And still others might feel compelled to consume them out of thriftiness or hopes that a strong sauce will mask the taste.


Because air, light and heat speed up oxidation, it's normally a bad idea to, for example, buy vegetable oil in a clear bottle and place it on the counter in a warm kitchen for several months.

Exotic oils (macadamia, walnut, sesame, fish, flaxseed, etc.), nuts and whole grain flours are also major candidates for fast rancidity, and should all be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Whole intact grains and nuts in their shells, however, last much longer.

"When grains are ground, their interiors are exposed to the air," says food scientist and author Harold McGee. "The whole grains contain the germ and the bran, both of which are rich in oils, that are especially prone to oxidizing and going rancid. So you end up with off flavors very quickly in whole grain flours compared to refined flours."

Frequent shopping for small quantities of fresh and freshly processed foods has served much of the world well in avoiding rancid food. Americans, however, favor a different grocery-shopping pattern that involves less-frequent trips for larger quantities of shelf-stable foods.

Trans fats, preservatives and refined flours combined to train a couple of generations of Americans that "chips, cakes, cookies and crackers could last for months," Shelke notes, "and we became accustomed to that."

Those habits may change in time, but until they do, Weil suggests that consumers train their "noses to recognize the smell of rancidity even in parts of a dish."


Though some hope that our sense of smell and taste can help us avoid rancid foods, recent studies raise doubts. Shelke notes that new immigrants to America often think peanut butter — now often made with polyunsaturates — smells rancid while American natives think it just smells like peanut butter.

McGee notes that the problem extends to rancid olive oils, which, in a 2011 University of California study, were actually preferred by 44 percent of American tasters.

"We assume that rancid flavors are normal," McGee says, "because, in some cases, that's what we've gotten used to."

The smell test

A rancid food is "the smell of oil paint," says integrative medicine specialist Andrew Weil. "Linseed oil, which is the same as flax oil, is the basis of oil paint. It's highly unsaturated and so it oxidizes fast when exposed to the air."

How long is this good?

Although the FDA oversees advice on the safe storage of food at home, it has not updated its recommendations since the gradual switch from saturated fats to unsaturated fats in food production.

Experts advise paying close attention to "use by" and "sell by" dates on packages, which may have changed in recent years because of new formulations.

The Institute of Food Technologists' Kantha Shelke says she's found that similar boxes of soda crackers using refined and whole grain flours had shelf lives of 141 and 80 days respectively when left unopened.

In general, buy products that contain oils or fats in small quantities.

Store most cooking oils in a cool, dark cabinet — not next to the stove.

Refrigerate polyunsaturated oils especially fish, nut and flax seed oils.

Store nuts and whole grain flours in the freezer.


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protein sources
 
The amino acid score (which measures how complete a protein is) is 68 for tofu - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4393/2, 25 for soymilk - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/8010/2 - and much higher for the following cooked veggies or legumes: lentils 86, collards 94 (raw 94), kale 91 (raw 91), broccoli 112 (83 if raw), spinach 120 (119 raw), summer squash 92 (raw 92), asparagus 91 (raw 91), cauliflower 102 (raw 102), cow milk is 85 for those curious. Nobody needs milk of any sort, except babies from their mom. In non-technical terms this means that MOST FRUITS HAVE BETTER PROTEIN QUALITY THAN SOYMILK, Many Veggies have MUCH BETTER PROTEIN QUALITY THAN TOFU.

What this means is that to get the low amino acids in soymilk (most fruits even have better amino acid score than soymilk), you need to eat far more soymilk than the 50 grams of protein a day, which is not doable. The only soy product that has more complete protein (but lower than broccoli and spinach) is soy protein isolate, with a score of 108 ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4389/2. However, some soy protein isolate brands have a score of 99 ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4465/2. This is lower than even cauliflower!!! Nobody almost eats soy protein isolate usually, maybe 5% of vegans. 95% eat TOFU and SOYMILK. This highly processed food "soy protein isolate" is not used in many vegan soy products eaten by vegans, so a real issue emerges when people don't do proper nutritional research. To make some feel better, tempeh (eaten much much less than tofu in the West, it's fermented) has amino acid score of 79 - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4381/2 - but omega 3 to omega 6 ratio is 1:16. Even 79 though is way lower than many veggies. Miso (fermented soy) has 44 for amino acid score (lower than most fruits and veggies) and almost 4 grams of sodium in 100 grams, which is a no no for hypertensives and anyone - you cannot overeat sodium.

Therefore, one cannot use soymilk, miso and tofu (perhaps tempeh, but quite low 79 score) to get one's 50 grams of protein if one wants the best muscle building, etc. Amino acid score of any protein in food should be at least 80, otherwise, you need to eat far more to get the same level of all essential amino acids. Tofu omega 3 to omega 6 ratio of 1:9, soymilk ratio of 1:8 are very bad, compared to 1:1 or 2:1 or 1:2 in the lentils and veggies mentioned above. If you really want to eat plenty of tofu and soymilk, since high omega 6 to omega 3 ratio causes inflammation it's best to eat some high omega 3 source, such as chia seeds or flax seeds presented below to prevent inflammation. Eating soy daily in large quantities is not ideal for those trying to conceive, as it lowers sperm count and can cause female infertility in high quantities as explained in extreme detail with science papers at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4EQT41X5bpR/ or at the end of this post. There are other issues with high soy consumption, which the link explains. Moderate amounts of soy are harmless and even health promoting (isoflavones I think prevent some form of cancer, etc), it's when people become too excited about it and rely on tofu only for protein mainly that issues can appear.

If you want whole plant foods for longest lifespan, perhaps the following are way healthier (steaming veggies 2 minutes with a pressure cooker retains most nutrients) than processed soy products most people use such as tofu and soymilk:

1. LENTILS (prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lower cholesterol, get all protein and fiber needed daily, half the glycemic load of beans, double the fiber in beans, easier to digest than beans, much healthier than beans overall for reasons at the link)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/DPagLPDS4wQ (see the link for why lentils or beans alone are far more complete protein than lentils and grains, beans and rice or grains, contrary to the popular myth about "rice or bread and beans")

2. KALE (Best Eye Food, 150 times more lutein than carrots, more beta carotene, 3 times more calcium, etc)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/MtTgbHado1E

3. BROCCOLI (eye food, prevents cancer, lowers cholesterol and blood glucose)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/NsxmjVmTEkX

4. SPINACH (50 times more lutein than carrots, almost as much beta carotene as carrots, highest protein per calories of any vegan whole food - highest protein quality of any veggie or legume)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/UgGPHD42nQ1

5. COLLARD GREENS (anticancer, heart health, more calcium than milk, more protein per calorie than lentils and broccoli)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Ro6bQs95m7n

One of the great misconceptions today is that we need to eat soy products or beans to get our protein. We can get all protein we need by eating the veggies above, steam them and then if you eat summer squash (aminoacid score 92), flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut, those also have a lot of protein too (not as much per calories). There are other veggies rich in high quality complete protein, such as cauliflower (amino acid score 102, excellent protein, same amount per calorie as lentils), asparagus (amino acid score 92 - higher protein amount per calorie than cooked kale, collards, cauliflower, broccoli), etc.

The list of high protein veggies beating soy products, beans and lentils in protein per calorie is surprisingly bigger than many people realize. Therefore, we reach 50-60 grams of protein daily really fast (some only need 40) - without even needing to eat lentils or beans or soy or grains at all - which is really helpful for people who have issues with "blood sugar". Steamed veggies for protein works well also for those who are sensitive to high omega 6 intake from soy (if they cannot balance it with chia seeds 115 amino acid score or flax seeds 91 amino acid score, these 2 seeds are loaded with omega 3). Some people are allergic to the high lectin and high phytic acid amount in beans, grains, legumes - so they are another group that benefit from veggies as protein source.

Amino acid score of cooked broccoli is 112 (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2357/2) versus 85 for milk or 86 for cooked lentils. Cooked kale score is 91 (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2462/2) and collards is 94 (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2411/2), higher than lentils and milk. Raw spinach amino acid score is 119 (cooked is 120) - higher than any veggie or legume - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2626/2 - but we cannot eat spinach raw in large quantities more than once a week or so, due to high oxalate (to prevent kidney stones), unless you cook it a lot to remove 50-90% of oxalate (doable, but most people like it raw or steamed for 1 minute). I like it raw, more biophotons, so i eat it rarely, maximum a pound every 10 days usually. Also, if you eat high vitamin C foods, like yellow peppers (10 times more than collards) or broccoli, etc - it prevents oxalate calcium binding.

2 seeds with a lot of high quality protein AND TONS OF OMEGA 3 which would be very good to eat by soy products fans (or those who want vegan omega 3 without mercury and PCBs), because soy products have very little omega 3 and way too much omega 6 (but about 2.5 times lower protein per calorie than lentils and the veggies above)

FLAX SEEDS (10 times the omega 3 in salmon, 14 times the omega 3 in sardines, 103 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 80 times the omega 3 in tuna, 2.5 times more omega 3 fatty acids than walnuts, 4 times more fiber than walnuts (fish has no fiber), 5-8 times cheaper than walnuts)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/6JTzFJ5AaaY

CHIA SEEDS (8 times more omega 3 than salmon, 80 times more omega 3 than tilapia, 5 times more Calcium than milk, 4.5 times more Calcium than Kale, 11 times more Calcium than lentils, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli. 100 g of chia seeds have 60% of the protein in beef)https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/iNnEtutSc8w

HIGH SOY INTAKE CAN LEAD TO INFERTILITY and inability to conceive easily - try 12 months instead of 1 month:

Men who ate a lot of soy had 41 million sperm/ml less than men who did not consume soy foodshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2721724/. -- Hum Reprod. 2008 Nov; 23(11): 2584–2590.

High levels of soy (above 2 servings a day) lead to reduced ovarian function, lower circulating levels of hormones, especially lowered gonadotropin levelshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3139237/ -- J Nutr. 2010 Dec; 140(12): 2322S–2325S. However, at 1-2 servings of soy a day, no such effects were found.

In female rats, high soy intake caused infertilityhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23000043 -- Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2012 Nov 1;264(3):335-42.

In mice, high soy intake caused adenocarcinoma and early puberty.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480510/ -- Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Jun; 114(6): A352–A358.

Judging by these studies, it seems to be unwise for both men and women to rely on daily tofu (say a pack that has 4 servings) as the only protein source if vegan. Not just due to phytoestrogens, but also due to high levels of omega 6 inflammatory fat and poor protein quality.

It is not good to give soy milk to babies or cow milk, but human milk. Soy formula milk has too many estrogens (5 times more than birth control pills, unhealthy for kids) and cow milk has lots of issues as explained at ► https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4iMtMqvK2tX.

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http://healtheatingfood.com/healthy-eating-against-cellulite/
Healthy eating against cellulite can prepare meals from fresh ingredients and do not use any cooked damage fat cells caused by siltation of toxins
Healthy eating against cellulite can prepare meals from fresh ingredients and do not use any cooked damage fat cells caused by siltation of toxins
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