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David3 07-18-2019 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by IonSurfer (Post 4121874)
I have a theoretical diet which might work. You could try the following:

Fruit: raw, 3+ times daily between dinners (vitamins, soluble fibre, some quick energy)

Nutelene: 2 cans daily (energy and protein staple, oils, fat-soluble vitamins; also has added iron, zinc and B12; not heavily processed like soy; easier on the digestive system than straight nuts)

Spinach: 2 times daily, boiled (calcium, some other minerals, some vitamins and fibre)

Salt: added to spinach (essential electrolyte)

Water: for hydration


Nutolene sounds really good. It's sold by the California-based Loma Linda label, which has been selling vegetarian convenience foods since 1905: https://atlanticnaturalfoods.com/dim...inda-nutolene/

However, I think it's important to mention that your Nutolene fat-soluble vitamins advice is incorrect - Nutolene doesn't contain any fat-soluble vitamins. Nutolene's ingredients are water, peanuts, salt, added zinc, added iron, and added vitamin B12 (see link above). The peanuts themselves are rich in B vitamins, but contain none of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K: https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts...roducts/4361/2

Spinach is certainly healthy, but it's not a good source of calcium. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the world's largest association of Registered Dietitians) recommends that vegans obtain calcium from turnip greens, collard greens, kale, broccoli, calcium-set tofu, and/or calcium-fortified beverages: https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrit...or-vegetarians

The (vegan) Vegetarian Resource Group makes similar calcium recommendations: https://www.vrg.org/nutrition/calcium.php


Please remember that new vegetarians come to this forum looking for solid nutrition information. Your advice, while well-meaning, is incorrect. Please check your facts before posting.




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David3 07-18-2019 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by blue_green_gold (Post 4121850)
You might consider researching Ayurveda, the ancient natural medicine system from India. It is based on vegetarian eating and can easily be vegan. They place a huge emphasis on strengthening digestion and elimination as the basis of good health. There is a lot of specificity about how and what to cook and what herbs might help. Good luck to you!


The Ayurveda sattvic diet looks very healthy, but I can't find any nutrition evidence to support Ayurveda's discouragement of mushrooms, leeks, garlic, or onions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sattvi...mpatible_foods . I think that this no garlic/onion/leeks/chives recommendation comes from the Buddhist/Hindu belief that these foods "arouse the passions": http://www.krishna.com/why-no-garlic-or-onions . I'm not qualified to make any comment on these religions.
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David3 07-21-2019 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by David3 (Post 4121886)
Nutolene sounds really good. It's sold by the California-based Loma Linda label, which has been selling vegetarian convenience foods since 1905: https://atlanticnaturalfoods.com/dim...inda-nutolene/

However, I think it's important to mention that your Nutolene fat-soluble vitamins advice is incorrect - Nutolene doesn't contain any fat-soluble vitamins. Nutolene's ingredients are water, peanuts, salt, added zinc, added iron, and added vitamin B12 (see link above). The peanuts themselves are rich in B vitamins, but contain none of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K: https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts...roducts/4361/2


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I'm sorry - I messed up here. Peanuts do contain one of the fat-soluble vitamins: Vitamin E: https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts...roducts/4448/2 .


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silva 07-21-2019 03:50 PM

Here's a diet that's more than just theory- it's full of scientific research--

https://veganuary.com/starter-kit/dr...zen-checklist/


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