Does a long term plant-based diet actually supply enough nutrients?

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Much like eating non-plant based. You must eat intelligently to get all of the vitamins and minerals you require as a human. Plant based or not.

SirQuads

Well I’ve been vegan for a decade now. I get my blood drawn every couple years when I go to the doctor and they have always my full blood panel looks fantastic. I don’t even eat a whole foods diet just regular plant based with faux meats a couple times a week lol so yeah I’d say that plant based diets are fairly sufficient. I think like any diet though it’s important to be well rounded. I don’t think I’d be so healthy if I didnt eat so many vegetables or fortified rices, cereals, and milks.

WanderingSondering

Many vegans have proved it by living decades as vegans. Look at the country of India.

I am a carnivore though

OpenMindedShithead

If you know what you’re doing then yes. Just because you eat animal products doesn’t automatically mean you’re nutritionally getting everything your body needs you still need to eat consciously and do your research. Same goes for a plant based diet – be informed, think about what you’re eating and why you’re eating it. A plant based diet has many proven health benefits and when done correctly doesn’t pose any health risks.

Booty_Flex

Yes. As long as the diet includes adequate nutrients and has enough B12 (either from supplements of fortified foods).

If you only eat cola and Oreos then no, but likewise if you only eat string cheese and bacon bits you’ll be missing out on a bunch of nutrients too.

GraveTidingz

Grits vs Oatmeal vs Steel cut oats

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Oats are higher in fiber, protein, and almost every vitamin/mineral compared to grits. Rolled oats and steel cut oats are nutritionally the same, the only significant difference would be the glycemic index, and for that, steel cut oats win.

ashtree35

Oat bran should be on that list. More fiber and protein!

MissKDC

Steel cut oatmeal, with a bit of flax and chia for extra fiber and nutrients. Dash of cinnamon, bit of butter and brown sugar (or your favorite sugar substitute) . S-tier breakfast right there. Add some yogurt and fruit and you have yourself a meal

wooq

Oat groats are the least processed type of oatmeal and have the most nutritional bang for your buck. The hull is left on so the texture is more firm, like barley, rather than soft and mushy like traditional oatmeal. I personally like them a lot better. 🙂

peacefulpiranha

Id say steel cut oats, itll keep you full longer, now grits, i gotta say, not as nutritiou unless added with something else lets say some cheese, then we are talking😋😋

back2basicsnutrition

why is nutritional information so contradictory ?

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Yeah, I still don’t know if eggs are going to kill me one day or if they are a super food.

Turd_Flycatcher

Corporate interest. Lobby groups sponsor studies and bend the results to point to whatever they are selling.

juicerocketer

The most conclusive evidence would be controlled trials in humans with hard endpoints, but those are expensive. Therefore, people mostly try to interpret indirect evidence, but the interpretation leaves room for bias.

AnonymousVertebrate

Diet Culture is a multi billion industry.

spb097

1. The media constantly hypes up single studies, which often have contradictory results, because different methods are used, different populations are studied etc. You should look at the consensus, rather than at single studies.
2. Everyone and their mother are trying to sell you a diet or miracle cure. These people cherrypick studies to support their views, and different shysters promote different diets. Newer fads are just around the corner.
3. Corporate lobbies affect governmental policies and recommendations. Cattle farmers want to see more beef and dairy recommended, cereal producers want to promote cereal grains, the processed food industry wants more studies showing that sugar isn’t bad for you etc.
4. Some things aren’t genuinely well known. It’s hard to study nutrition. Studies are expensive, it takes many years to see the results, and participants don’t stick very well to their prescribed diets.

SinusoidalElephant

Why are we getting beer belly?

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Because for many people, alcohol is a huge appetite stimulant. There’s an entire cottage industry in the UK dedicated to serving greasy food to drunk and hungover people. A kebab and a large portion of chips just becomes “the tradition” on the way home from a night out on the lash, and having a “cheeky” fry up the next day is just normal.

TL:DR drunk people will eat ALL the foods.

grumpalina

In addition to what others said, the 90 calories in a bottle of Heineken is not typical for your average beer. Only very light and low alcohol beers are that low in calories.

A bottle of IPA, which is a very popular style these days, is more like 225-250 calories each.

ManOfTeele

I lost 75lbs 8 years ago and kept about 65 of it off, I was never a big drinker mostly social and I’m about the same now. I have 3 beers on the weekend, one Friday , one Saturday, one Sunday. I’m also very active running , cycling and the gym so I’m guessing this is why I’m able to keep the weight off. However I must confess , I have a few friends that love to party every now and again and I drink about 4-5 beers that night and nothing screws up my body like excess drinking, to the point it takes me days to recover and be my self again.

JRkettlebell

As a man ages his natural testosterone levels deteriorate a little each year. And if he on top of that don’t exercise, and don’t eat properly, these levels will more rapidly decrease. And the result of the deteriorating testosterone levels is, amongst other things, gradually more abdominal fat.

There’s other reasons too, but this is the main one in the western world.

One of the main factors here would be;

Excessive consumption of empty calories like beer, chips, pastries, saturated fats and sugar (hence the name ‘beer belly’).

Behemian

Booze is terrible for your health.

Eternally_Blue