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Created on: 09/05/12 01:06 PM Views: 2295 Replies: 14
But my family says I need more...
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I thought it would be useful to provide some fun resources to prepare newbies for the inevitable concerns from well meaning friends and family members. You may have already heard that you need more protein, that you must drink milk for your bones, or any of the other wide spread myths. Here is a very nice looking, and very strong, young vegan man, for starters. No, you don't need to eat meat to be strong!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151095899467804&set=a.10151082703257804.426010.72411252803&type=1&theater

Apologies to those who don't have facebook. Here is one from YouTube that is guaranteed to get you dancing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc8TrchWeO0

Enjoy... and add more!
- madeline

madeline yakimchuk
Director: MEET IRENE - An Unlikely Vegan
GRYPHON media productions

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RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 4:18 PM

This one isn't fun but good for when they tell you to drink more milk:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17704029

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RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Thanks Madeline Smile Any photos of very nice looking, very strong, vegan men are welcome. I don't know what Theodore looks like but I always thought he probably looks a lot like Derek.

Edited 09/05/12 5:42 PM
RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Great idea gryphon - never too many resources!

Here's more, with a great graphic to boot:

Where do you get your protein? The plant-based diet answer

Cant' resist posting the image from the article:

Laughing

Lani


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Lani Muelrath, M.A. CGFI, CPBN
Fit Quickies: The Plant-Based Fitness Book

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RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM

is it true that protein is definitely a myth, in that everyone thinks we need so much but in reality...a little goes a long way?

RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:02 PM

cuteddybears wrote:

is it true that protein is definitely a myth, in that everyone thinks we need so much but in reality...a little goes a long way?

Teddy, the protein issue is all back to front. The only issue is getting too much protein. Which you're more than likely to do when you eat animal products. Google IGF-1 and protein.

veganer wrote:

I don't know what Theodore looks like but I always thought he probably looks a lot like Derek.

Veganer, your instincts are impeccable as always.

Theodore

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RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:10 PM

*waves* hello theodore! rumour has it you're a veteran vegan with a sharp if not highly cynical sense of humour. I'm excited to read your input haha. Very Happy

RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Vegancake instead of beefcake!

The video was cute. It would be a good visual to teach children and teens about healthy vegan diet.

RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 3:38 PM

cuteddybears wrote:

*waves* hello theodore! rumour has it you're a veteran vegan with a sharp if not highly cynical sense of humour. I'm excited to read your input haha. Very Happy

Thanks for the nice words, cuteddybears. I am indeed a veteran vegan. Always happy to answer questions. I'm not aware of having a sharp sense of humour though. Is it possible you mis-heard ?

Theodore

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RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Thanks Theodore.

Edited 09/07/12 5:35 PM
RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:50 AM

I found a thorough answer to "Where do you get your protein?" in a McDougall newsletter.

http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/apr/070400.pdf

What I found surprising was the chart titled "Percent of Calories of Proteins" since it shows that quite a few starchy vegetables and green vegetables have a higher percentage of calories of proteins than some animal foods.

RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Friday, September 7, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Ah Theodore my love, always good to read you!

Always offer kindness and a soft word to the beings around you; You do not know their journey. Your words can be the hug they need or the shove that breaks them.

RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 1:54 AM

I bought a copy of Eat to Live by Dr Joel Fuhrman just so I could make photocopies of the chart on page 186 called

Protein Content of Common Foods in Increasing Order of Protein per Calorie

that lists over a dozen foods and the protein per calorie of each. It comes in handy when people tell me I'm not "getting protein" eating vegetables.

Examples: 6 oz. fruit yogurt - 15 percent protein
Burger King cheeseburger - 21 percent protein
Meat loaf w/ Campbell's gravy - 24 percent protein
cup of frozen peas - 30 percent protein
cup of lentils - 36 percent protein
cup of tofu - 44 percent protein
cup of frozen broccoli - 45 percent protein
cup of cooked spinach - 51 percent protein

RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Hey Oceandog, thanks for your kind double U's. the feeling is almightily mutual.

T

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RE: But my family says I need more...
Posted Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Here's another interesting resource which new vegans can put in people's face if they tell you you need more protein:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2673798/

Quote:

our data provide evidence that protein intake is a key determinant of circulating IGF-1 levels in humans, and suggest that reduced protein intake may become an important component of anticancer and anti-aging dietary interventions.

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Edited 09/09/12 2:42 PM


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