the great vegetarian debate

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat May 22, 2010 11:32 pm

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby Annapurna » Sun May 23, 2010 8:32 am

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun May 23, 2010 4:01 pm

There are some excellent tips here on the topic. One has to consider vegetarianism on an individual basis. Not everyone absorbs nutrients equally and must make adjustments. Protein isn't the main issue with most people I think; protien is very easy to obtain. Vitamins are though, and these can be very tricky.

Every time vegetarianism comes up, the Dalai lama's eating habits are evoked. As a Theravada, I couldn't care less what the Dalia Lama says or does (there, I said it :P ), though respect his efforts toward world peach and think China's treatment of Tibet is monstrous . But ... My wife practices Tibetan Gelukpa and thinks whenever there's a rainbow here in Bloomington, it's because His Holiness is in town and meditating. She also eats more beef than three Texans. The Buddha is my teacher, and in all matters I ask, what did Buddha teach, not what did people who lived after the Buddha teach. Sorry if this seems rude. Just what seems practical. But I'm onea dem grumpy Theras. :anjali:

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby alan » Mon May 24, 2010 3:33 am

If you are totally veg best to take some whey. All the aminos are there, especially glutamine.
Don't forget to take your coconut oil!

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby retrofuturist » Mon May 24, 2010 11:00 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby PeterB » Mon May 24, 2010 12:00 pm

I believe the protein combining theory has been disproved.
Few people in fact are short of protein. The reasons for problems in adjusting to a veg diet are more to do with impaired digestion and food sensitivity.

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby PeterB » Mon May 24, 2010 12:12 pm

Something that I read a while back Kim O Hara..This is not a science website, if people are suffiently motivated they will google the evidence. Over to those who are concerned.

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

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Thanks, Kim and Peter. :smile:
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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby Mukunda » Mon May 24, 2010 7:11 pm

There are plant sources for so called "complete" proteins. Soy, hemp seed, chia, quinoa, and yellow peas to name just a few.

Food sensitivities and allergies are a problems almost exclusive to the industrialized, developed world.

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby PeterB » Mon May 24, 2010 7:39 pm

Which is where many of us live.

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Re: So I gave vegetarianism a try and..

Postby alan » Tue May 25, 2010 4:21 am

Thanks for the photos, Anna! Reminds me of my father. I can still smell the boiling cabbage...

Ok--food combining. First off, be aware that the humble potato is all carb, no protein. Pretty much the same with rice (although brown rice is preferable, it still is a poor source of protein). Whole wheat bread does have a bit of protein, but you would have to eat a loaf of it a day, or more, and the adverse effects would far overwhelm whatever benefits you might get from that type of diet. Actually, there is no starch that has any significant protein.
Yes, beans and legumes are good--eat them up. But don't fall into the trap that says if you eat beans and rice you have consumed complete protein.

If you want a complete protein, it's easy. Eat an egg!

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