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#61 Old 06-01-2010, 04:41 PM
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No. I wasn't offended. Did I look offended?



I thought it was debunked in 1990. But I thought that idea was about having to combine different proteins at the same meal. What I understood was that by eating different foods throughout the day... Well, you would be good on your protein. But if you ate only ONE food and nothing else, then you'd probably be lacking a little in certain types of protein. I dunno. Can you really survive a lifetime eating only one thing? And not feel sick too?



I just wasn't sure if you were offended, so I wanted to explain my reasoning, it was not meant to be disrespectful at all. Maybe "lazy" and "rushed" on my part.



I believe that bananas have 8 amino acids that our bodies do not produce, but I'm checking now. I thought we were talking about someone eating 30 bananas a day not necessarily some prolonged period. Some people on that site mentioned promote a banana island for about 2-3 weeks to cleanse the body and aid in digestive issues and then adding other foods.



You could probably survive, but I wouldn't recommend it - it's boring, you'd have to always be careful to have ripe ones on hand, you'd need minerals from greens. I think, since the 30 bananas met the 30% or more RDAs for most nutrients, that you'd probably be doing better than most people as far as that goes, and plus the RDAs are for cooked food eaters, like I said, but "better than most people" doesn't mean much considering how unhealthy most of the world is.
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Bananas have all amino acids except one nonessential, hydroxyproline, that is manufactured from other amino acids in teh liver.



Protein2.5g5%Tryptophan20.2mg Threonine63.0mg Isoleucine63.0mg Leucine153mg Lysine112mg Methionine18.0mg Cystine20.2mg Phenylalanine110mg Tyrosine20.2mg Valine106mg Arginine110mg Histidine173mg Alanine90.0mg Aspartic acid279mg Glutamic acid342mg Glycine85.5mg Proline63.0mg Serine90.0mg Hydroxyproline~
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Avocados by weight have an almost identical fatty acid profile to olives which are predominantly (67%) monounsaturated with the rest coming equally from saturated and polyunsaturated fats. Nothing unhealthy there that I can see. In fact since becoming vegetarian I've tried to keep my dietary fats as high as possible to increase satiety and encourage weightloss. To be honest I think dietary fat has been demonized unjustifiably, but I suppose that's a topic for a different thread.



High fat diets are associated with energy loss, for one. Since we need carbohydrates for energy.



The good thing is that avocados have fiber and are a fresh food, unless high or all-fat items like bottled oils, processed foods like cheeses, meats, and eggs.
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I just wasn't sure if you were offended, so I wanted to explain my reasoning, it was not meant to be disrespectful at all. Maybe "lazy" and "rushed" on my part.



I believe that bananas have 8 amino acids that our bodies do not produce, but I'm checking now. I thought we were talking about someone eating 30 bananas a day not necessarily some prolonged period. Some people on that site mentioned promote a banana island for about 2-3 weeks to cleanse the body and aid in digestive issues and then adding other foods.



You could probably survive, but I wouldn't recommend it - it's boring, you'd have to always be careful to have ripe ones on hand, you'd need minerals from greens. I think, since the 30 bananas met the 30% or more RDAs for most nutrients, that you'd probably be doing better than most people as far as that goes, and plus the RDAs are for cooked food eaters, like I said, but "better than most people" doesn't mean much considering how unhealthy most of the world is.



Nope. I was just bugging you 'cause I thought you were trying to be like all non-confrontational or something and thought I wouldn't notice. lol.



I thought we were talking about a long time. Yeah, eating 30 bananas for a day or two wouldn't be bad, but can you imagine 50 years like that? You might survive, but I don't think it would be very optimum.



So, um, bananas have ALL amino acids huh? Except that hyroxyproline thing. Should eat more bananas then, note to self. What about avocados?
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It was no accident that bananas were chosen by those people as an optimum food to mono meal or cleanse on (or even eat as their primary dietary intake overall, long-haul). They did their research.
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This isn't coming out very organized when I cut and paste, but each food was 1 c. pureed.



this is avocado:

Amounts Per Selected Serving%DVProtein4.5g9%Tryptophan57.5mg Threonine166mg Isoleucine191mg Leucine324mg Lysine297mg Methionine85.1mg Cystine62.1mg Phenylalanine524mg Tyrosine110mg Valine242mg Arginine200mg Histidine110mg Alanine244mg Aspartic acid534mg Glutamic acid649mg Glycine235mg Proline221mg Serine258mg Hydroxyproline~



I think all plant-based raw whole foods do well as far as their nutritional profile. I'd be surprised to learn to the contrary, honestly.
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That's good It seems if you ate enough of anything, you'd get enough protein then. Good to know.
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wowza, this thread bloomed nicely



just read allllll the posts, very nice info every one ^.^



i dono if i could do this...i wouldnt mind, im lazy when it comes to cooking for myself, i only like cooking for others lol (though ill eat my own cooking, no worrys there :P)



personaly, id like to find a diffrent fruit to live off, because bananas....their ok for 1-3 a day, but after that, the taste kinda gets sickening XD mangos though, i could eat 30 of them a day



so, what COULD you thrive on singularly, 30 a day? any fruit or vegi :P







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Why just eat one food when there are so may other great foods out there that provide a complete profile of nutrition?

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Why just eat one food when there are so may other great foods out there that provide a complete profile of nutrition?



why not? when a food is considerably tasty, one might be compelled to eat only that :P



also, for reasons of money or potential "stranded on desert island" situations, this knowledge can be helpfull...if all there is is avacados and bananas, you gota know that you can or cant survive on them
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Just a weird personal avocado note..lol Even though they are really high in fats (good fats) and calaries. I tend to lose weight when I'm on an avocado kick.
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If you ate 30 avacados you would consume over 7000 calories and over 600 grams of fat.



Not to mention the cost! Cheapest here is at the co-op, and that's $1.50/ea, which would be $45 a day in avocados... which is $1350 a month in groceries for one person!

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I just dont understand why you would want to eat just alot of one thing........













Boring!
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I just dont understand why you would want to eat just alot of one thing........



Boring!



I don't know, I kind of find the idea of mono meals pretty appealing. It certainly simplifies your life.
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Yes it would be very easy kellye
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Not to mention the cost! Cheapest here is at the co-op, and that's $1.50/ea.

Wow and I've been complaining about paying 1.00 each at my grocery store.
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This was a very informative thread! Very neat information held within.. I don't thinking eating all bananas at one meal is horrible or any other food for that matter, as long as it wasn't the only thing I ate, it'd be fine. I can only down about 3 possibly 4 bananas in a day.
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it's not pissing anyone off, I don't think. your views don't have any substantiation, i.e. "it CAN'T be healthy" but at the same time you find cooking something on a stove for a half hour, adding how many ingredients?, salts, bottled/jarred items, dried items, perfectly "balanced." Do you realize that your body makes enzymes to digest each type of food (assuming you're actually eating things that CAN be digested) and eating more than one type of food at a time causes fermentation and malabsorption of nutrients? Your only issue with 30 bananas or a meal of them seems to be that you haven't heard about it before. Well, imagine growing up where people actually ate food off of trees and didn't go to the grocery store for 10 items and come home to brown up some slab of something and add salt, fat, sugar, etc. to try to make it taste good.....there ARE people out there who have never heard of cooking food. There ARE peopel out there who survive on fruit, greens, and sometimes insects. And they are most likely healthier than the average omni, vegan, or vegetarian, and very active as well.



This post makes a LOT of sense to me, it is perfectly logical that food in its most natural state is healthier for you.



One example a raw foodist friend of mine brought up was house pets who eat canned and dried processed foods and human food, they start developing the same diseases and obesity problems we do, problems you never see in animals in the wild. When you look at it like that it really gives you a lot to think about! I'm definitely trying to eat more raw these days

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This post makes a LOT of sense to me, it is perfectly logical that food in its most natural state is healthier for you. One example a raw foodist friend of mine brought up was house pets who eat canned and dried processed foods and human food, they start developing the same diseases and obesity problems we do, problems you never see in animals in the wild. When you look at it like that it really gives you a lot to think about! I'm definitely trying to eat more raw these days



I agree but animals in the wild are trying to survive while pets know they have a source of food so I don't think you can compare them because wild animals could be eating stuff that we don't realise?



I tried to go 50% raw for a while and I "felt" a lot better though so I think unprocessed food makes a lot more sense.
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Great thread! I always thought the raw thing was a little wacko, but I have learned a lot on this thread and it actually makes a lot of sense. I am feeling bad for silently judging raw foodists as unhealthy and way off in their logic. Thanks for setting me straight!
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well, we have accomplished something then ^.^ glad your opening your mind the the potentials of a raw foods diet...if you go raw, gota tell us how it is
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I think going raw makes a lot of sense! I'm inspired by the idea and would love to give it a try. The only way this will be possible is for me to stop looking in the Food Porn thread...lol
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Only nonripe bananas are constipating. actually, if you ate no cooked foods, no grains, no legumes, no sweeteners/syrups, no dried foods, no nuts/seeds, no spices, no salt, your poop will eventually stop stinking like other people's and when you go to wipe, there won't be any residue there. it should take about 10 seconds to exit you.....You can go about your day.

that right there is enough to make me want to go raw.



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I love how this thread is all about bananas.



Anywho, I don't think I could eat 30 bananas in a day... I usually can't even eat two in one sitting, they're too filling! :P
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I actually really hate bananas, but they're good in smoothies.
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