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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:49 AM

Vegans found to have highest amount of disease-fighting biomarkers

A vegan diet was found to produce the healthiest levels of diet-related biomarkers compared to other diet patterns, according to a Loma Linda University study. The study was reported last month in The Journal of Nutrition.

Like clues at a crime scene, biomarkers in blood, urine, fat tissue and other biospecimens can serve as indicators or predictors of health and disease. Biomarkers may have favorable or unfavorable health effects, promoting or preventing cancer, cardiovascular and age-related diseases, and other chronic conditions.

Researchers at the School of Public Health found that a vegan diet slightly outperformed other vegetarian diets, all of which fared better than semi-vegetarian or non-vegetarian diets.



https://news.llu.edu/research/vegans-found-have-highest-amount-of-disease-fighting-biomarkers

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mucifer Mar 2019 OP
Croney Mar 2019 #1
mucifer Mar 2019 #3
Croney Mar 2019 #4
CrispyQ Apr 2019 #6
Croney Apr 2019 #7
wasupaloopa Mar 2019 #2
blondebanshee Mar 2019 #5

Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:01 AM

1. I am so happy my husband has joined me in trying to become vegetarians this year.

Vegan may be out of reach, because I love yogurt and eggs. I could see finding an egg substitute, but what do I substitute for yogurt!?

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Response to Croney (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:06 AM

3. There are vegan yogurts made from coconut milk and almond and soy milks.

If you have a Trader Joe's near you they have it and lots of grocery stores carry "Silk" yogurt https://silk.com/products?

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Response to mucifer (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:17 AM

4. There is one nearby, I will go today. Thank you!

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Response to Croney (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:42 PM

6. Nice!

You start where you are, & you go where you go, & you don't kick yourself that you're not good enough or pure enough.

If you're looking for an egg replacement for baking, there are lots of options to try & see what works best. And some replacements work better than others in different situations. Google "vegan egg replacer for baking" & you'll find plenty of hits.

But if you are looking for a vegan replacement for a plate of scrambled eggs, please let me know if you find one.

Good luck to you & your husband. Veg is easier than ever these days, what with milk/cheese/meat replacements & the internet to source out recipes. There is a recipe thread pinned to the top of this Group.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 10:42 PM

7. Thank you! I'll check out the recipes. You're right,

it's turning out to be easy if I just look at the possibilities in front of me!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:56 AM

2. But we have canine teethe! Where do you get your protein?

I have been a vegetarian for 25 years. I'm 72 and have no health problems.

A guy at the dog park learned I was vegetarian. He told me his daughter was vegetarian in her teens and now she has bad knees because she didn't take ant supplements.


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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:30 AM

5. Thank you for sharing!

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