Letter for Sunday, February 23, 2020
Plant-based diet not just for Lent
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Sorry, Leo, being an omnivore I like a little meat in my diet. But don’t get me wrong . . . I DO plan on making some “sacrifices” during Lent — one of them being avoiding holier-than-thou vegetarians as much as possible.
Try this on for size Leo:
” Evidence suggests we are descendants of omnivores, and that the increase in brain volume coincides with a transition to hunting for animal game and eating large amounts of animal foods
Phytoalexins are plant defense compounds that may be causing more harm than good when consumed, and people generally underestimate just how many defense compounds are in plant foods
It is commonly believed that plant molecules act as antioxidants in humans, but they do not act as direct free radical scavengers in your body; rather, they trigger your antioxidant response system — a mechanism known as hormesis
Animal foods are uniquely healthy for humans and provide all the nutrients required for optimal health, including vitamins A, C, E and K2, as well as choline, carnitine and creatine
Evidence suggests the reason people live longer in certain areas known as Blue Zones has to do with healthy lifestyle behaviors such as not smoking or drinking and staying active; it does not appear to have anything to do with shunning meat and animal foods”
I suggest you read Dr Saladino’s book The Carnivore Code.
how can you tell if someone is a vegan? don’t worry they’ll tell you.