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Okinawa Japanese is one of the populations with the longest life span. Their average life span is 77 for men and 86 for women. They eat to 80% fullness and rely very heavily on whole unrefined plants. 70% of their total calories comes from sweet potatoes. They eat essentially no meat, eggs, dairy, no sugar, no oil, but they do have very small amounts of fish....


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To make it short, veg*an athletes should follow the same recommendations as veg*ans that are not athletes. Indeed, several studies have been done on the topic and here I summarize the most important ones, stating which considerations have been done for each subject: State of the art Medical science has no final assessment on veg* diets and sport. Little ...


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The thresholds are a little fuzzy -- in researching this, I found 40-49°C, 42°C, and 48°C as the cited upper limit. Regardless of the exact number... From Raw Food Diet FAQ, heating above that point allegedly: Kills enzymes. Enzymes help you digest your food. Your body can create enzymes but that process takes a lot of energy. This process makes you ...


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This is pretty much the same goal that Rob Rhinehart (the founder of Soylent) set out to accomplish. He created a highly engineered recipe of soy protein isolate, maltodextrin, isomaltulose, soy lecithin, soluble corn fibre, gellan gum, cellulose salt, sucralose, and a vitamin/mineral premix. The recipe is specified to be a nutritionally complete meal ...


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I wouldn't be very surprised if it was. In the history of mankind, the ability to sustain something as big as a culture by purely plant-based means would not be the easiest way of doing things and unless there exist strong outside pressures (such as ethical ones that can be seen nowadays) then plant-based diet would be overshadowed by more diversified ...


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Simple and Less Tempting For the purposes mentioned in the question (clarity of mind, weight loss, mental reward by not worrying too much about food), it is enough to have some sort of simple, but nutritionally sufficient, diet, not necessary limited to a single recipe. Vegan or vegetarian diets are already simpler than omnivore diets. To make it even ...


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Around this temperature, enzymes (which are complex protein structures) begin to denature, and this is usually cited as the reason for setting a temperature threshold here. See Raw foodism on wikipedia article on The Spruce, typical of those I surveyed and agrees with what I've read elsewhere As the wikipedia article points out, enzymes are broken down by ...


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I would guess rainbow soup (all coloured vegetables fruit grain and nuts cooked in vegetable stock) with added fortified breakfast cereal or rice for b12 would contain all vitamins minerals and micronutrients a body needs.


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What to avoid Avoid refined sugar and refined carbohydrates (baked goods, white bread and pasta) as they have a high Glycemic index (which means they’ll raise blood sugar very quickly) as well as sodas and sweet drinks, which are filled with artificial sweeteners and preservatives that will inevitably lead to hormonal imbalance and a blood sugar spike. ...


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Some Neanderthals in Spain have been found to have consumed zero animal products. The theory is that since they lived inside forests there was plently of roots, mushrooms, nuts and fruits thus no reason to chase giant animals. "Neanderthals from El Sidrón showed no evidence of meat eating – instead they appear to have survived on a mixture of forest ...


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The argument that veg*s enjoy better health because of the confounding factors (reduced smoking habit, reduced alcohol consumption, more physical activity, etc.) could be valid for cohort studies, but there are actually several clinical trials (RCT and even cross-over) that show that - although there are some health benefits derived from these behaviours - a ...


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This article has meal plans for several days with an emphasis on being quick and low-cost. I haven't tried following it myself, but it does indeed look easy enough to follow. It says "The menus were planned to meet the average person's needs for most nutrients over a week-long period." It doesn't actually show nutrient values in the article, but I entered ...


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From this answer to the question on Biology.SE linked by unor: The answer to your question is yes it is certainly possible. As far as we know all essential human nutrients can be synthesised from inorganic ingredients, even complex molecules such as Vitamin B12. Other contributors have pointed out that organic pathways for synthesising our food have evolved ...


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I travel quite a bit and for me using apps like Happy Cow ,which locates veg*n restaurants near you, has been very useful. You can try using this kind of apps to look for something that is both healthy and suits your tastes. Personally I don't focus much in the healthy eating aspect when I travel. I prefer enjoying the local food and discovering new dishes ...


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There are mixed results when comparing semi-vegetarians with lacto-ovo vegetarians, while vegans usually do best. This study of Taiwanese Buddhists found that the vegetarians had lower rates of diabetes, even after controlling for several confounding factors, despite the fact that: Overall, our study participants consumed a predominantly plant-based diet ...


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I'm vegan and travel the world a lot. Some of my advice: I always bring a bunch of protein bars with me I find out the word and definition of 'vegan' in the language(s) where I'm travelling I go to Subway, Whole Foods, or similar chains when I'm not sure (assuming they exist) I buy a lot of fresh fruits / veggies that can be eaten raw (and I try to find ...


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I've written a small handbook called "Tiny Guide for the Vegan traveler. Survival manual for travelers and workers who don’t have a place to cook" You can download it from Google Drive here Good luck!


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It is definitely not true "that a plant-based diet never sustained any traditional culture." St. Jerome gives numerous examples of cultures in antiquity who abstained from eating flesh in Against Jovinianus bk. 2: Dicæarchus in his book of Antiquities, describing Greece, relates that under Saturn, that is in the Golden Age, when the ground brought ...


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2 suggestions with proven results: Dr John MacDougall Daily, I am asked to justify my recommendations for a starch- (corn-, potato-, rice-) based diet over other diets that offer contrary advice. (Below is a concise review of the McDougall Plan). The effects of different diets are far too complex to make meaningful such side-by-side comparisons. I ...


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Diabetes (type 2) is caused by being overweight. Everyone has a genetic threshold for the amount of fat they can build up under their skin, this genetic limit is determined by the amount of fat cells the body was born with. However the human body can produce new fat cells over the life time in order to contain the excess fat, this process is quite slow so if ...


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Maybe you can keep a small supply of whole grain snacks with you, like roasted grams, peanuts. You can also keep some dry fruits with you. These will supplement your "junk" diet on the road. In restaurants/eateries try ordering stuff which is easy to make, like vegetable sandwiches. They will be less likely to be stale/unhealthy. Also visit local shops​...


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