The Vegetarian Thread

Rerenny

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Sounds good to me.

Avoid processed food as much as possible and you can't go too far wrong IMHO.
Absolutely!

if your supermarket prepared the meal for you - BAD
if you bought the ingredients individually from your supermarket - GOOD
Cheaper, and way more yummy: mum-in-law's curry compared with microwaved curry???
 

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A salad every day helps.
It all reverts back to olden times...an apple a day and what have you. Also, not so much a saying, more something written in somebody's letter from his mum (I can't remember who, some eminient Victorian): don't eat large meals late in the day. So "dinner" really should be eaten at "lunch" time, and only a light supper should be eaten at modern times dinner hour
 

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Yep, it is best not to eat a large meal in the evening and best not to eat after about 7pm. Gives the body a chance to digest the food before bedtime.
Quite right, wise Sir Knight. Unless you have particularly animated nightmares, you're not going to wear off that vast pasta meal overnight!
 

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Humans would never have developed the big brain if it wasn't for meat. We would still have climbed trees like other primates.
 

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It all reverts back to olden times...an apple a day and what have you. ...
An apple a day might keep the pharmacist away: study
People who eat an apple every day are less likely to take prescription meds, a new study found.

An apple a day might not keep the doctor away, but it might help keep the pharmacist at bay, a new study suggests.

"Everybody thinks of the apple as a healthy food, and it is, but after adjusting for other variables we didn't find a difference in doctor visits between apple eaters and non-apple eaters," said Matthew Davis of the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor, who led the study.

Davis and colleagues set out to tackle a light-hearted question: is a proverb about apples that dates back to at least the 1800s really true?

To find the answer, they compared apple eaters to abstainers, using data from 8,399 U.S. adults who completed questionnaires between 2007 and 2010 as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Just 753 participants, or 9%, ate at least one small apple day. People who only consumed apples in the form of juice, applesauce or pie were considered non-apple eaters for the purposes of the study, Davis said.

Apple eaters in the study had higher educational attainment, were more likely to be from a racial or ethnic minority, and were less likely to smoke.


And at first blush, apple eaters seemed more likely to keep the doctor away, with fewer self-reported visits to health care providers. But the difference wasn't statistically significant after adjusting for socioeconomic factors and other health characteristics.

The apple eaters did appear to be significantly more likely to avoid prescription medications. ...

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/apple-day-pharmacist-study-article-1.2167423
 

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On a slight tangent:

"For most of the world, it's impossible to 'eat local'

Less than a third of the world's population could subsist on locally grown food, according to a new study published Friday in the journal Nature Food.

The data showed just 27 percent of the world's population can source their temperate cereal grains within a radius of 62 miles. For tropical cereals, the number was 22 percent.

Only 28 percent of the world's population can get rice within such a radius, 27 percent for pulses. The number of people capable of getting local maize and tropical roots is even smaller, between 11 and 16 percent.

Researchers determined 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, was the maximum radius in which a sustainable local food system could exist -- a so-called foodshed.

"We defined foodsheds as areas within which food production could be self-sufficient..."

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/20...s-impossible-to-eat-local/1481587138874/?sl=5

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I think i may be a lacto ovo Pescetarian, maybe, i do eat fish, rarely, and i do have eggs
 

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I just usually say vegetarian when i pay for my meal in Toby's cause its easier and less pretentious,anyway i hate the taste of meat

@Bad Bungle, i know, it sounds kinda religious as well
Just teasing @Shady - a lot of people hate the taste of meat, which is why so many celeb chefs use herbs, spices and sauces to disguise it. I never liked my 'greens' - runner beans or daffodils, all tasted of chlorophyll.
 

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I have, in the past, seen film of patriotic Welshmen - it's always men! - chomping down on a daffodil, with the aid of a sprinkle of salt.

They always ate the flower, not the stem or bulb, iirc. It never came with a health-warning. They did not binge.

Looking at them from a stranger's point-of-view, those bunched stems, at £1, look like a good-value veg. to pop in the wok, so maybe the alert is necessary! :gluck:
 

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People confuse daffodils with "Chinese vegetables"? If they do that, it means they need to travel more. That would be as stupid as injecting yourself with, well, with something that I won't say here, because it belongs in a different thread . . . I've never seen a "Chinese vegetable" in any Chinatown or Asian grocery that looked like a daffodil.

And what is it with you British people anyway? The English eat peas with everything (peas in yogurt probably), the Scot eat haggis, the Welsh eat (toxic) daffodils (perhaps the Welsh are part Chinese, hey?). The Irish, they're sane, because they were sensible enough to eat potatoes when times were rough.
 

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My understanding is they didn't have a lot of culinary choices before that hit. I have to say America benefited from the blight, in that it led so many Irish to emigrate here. We eventually got great parades, green beer and a renowned President out of it, not to mention a lot of wonderful people.
Which isn't to say that starvation is a great way to go.
 

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“Vegetarians are more likely to be depressed than meat eaters, a new study has suggested.

Researchers in the US reviewed 18 studies published from 1997 to 2019 which examined the relationship between mental health and eating meat on a total of 160,257 people.

The authors cited one study from 2012 which suggested that a vegetarian diet might be chosen by some with mental disorders “as a form of safety or self-protective behaviour” due to the perception that plant-based diets are healthier.

The 2020 research paper, conducted by experts at the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Alabama, concluded that vegetarians and vegans had “significantly” higher rates or risk of depression, anxiety and self harm...”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...suffer-depression-meat-eaters-study-suggests/
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“Vegetarians are more likely to be depressed than meat eaters, a new study has suggested.

Researchers in the US reviewed 18 studies published from 1997 to 2019 which examined the relationship between mental health and eating meat on a total of 160,257 people.

The authors cited one study from 2012 which suggested that a vegetarian diet might be chosen by some with mental disorders “as a form of safety or self-protective behaviour” due to the perception that plant-based diets are healthier.

The 2020 research paper, conducted by experts at the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Alabama, concluded that vegetarians and vegans had “significantly” higher rates or risk of depression, anxiety and self harm...”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...suffer-depression-meat-eaters-study-suggests/
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Gee. You don't think there could be a clue to the motives behind this "research" in that Alabama's economy is based to a significant degree on livestock farming?

I know it's a bit early to invoke Godwin, but this reminded me of the myth about Hitler (whose biographer recorded his favourite foods as "Turtle soup, Pigeon and Bavarian Wurst") being vegetarian. This nonsense originated with the National Socialist Party wanting to give the impression that Der Führer was a noble Aryan ascetic who eschewed all carnal pleasures to devote himself entirely to the Third Reich. The propaganda was a godsend for those who promote meat consumption though and persists to this day to discredit vegetarianism and veganism.
 

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Oh the other hand . . .

"Veggies might cause a certain smell, but a 2006 study found that a vegetarian’s body odor is more attractive than a carnivore’s. The study included 30 women who sniffed and judged two-week-old armpit pads that were worn by men. They declared that men on a nonmeat diet had a more attractive, pleasant, and less intense smell, compared to those who ate red meat."

Quote from: https://www.healthline.com/health/sweat-what-is-it#12
Here's the study: https://academic.oup.com/chemse/article/31/8/747/364338
 
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