For someone that has severe heart trouble I would say the McDougall style diet would be best.....and it would probably be good for a healthy 70 yr old.But for the average person would it give them a big advantage?The clear answer is maybe not in a great many cases..... but statistically it probably would.
Why can so many eat meat at every meal and still be so healthy?There must be some factors other than diet we have yet to identify.I am not one who can do that.A plant based diet was forced on me.
The main thing this study points out is that for large numbers of people meat is not as unhealthy as it is often protrayed.
Dolores,Would you mind posting the earlier experiments or studies that show sugar is healthier than fat and meat.
This study says the opposite.That meat did not come off all that bad when compared to carbs has to mean junk carbs and that means sugar.
So,in this study sugar came out worse than fat and meat.
Statistically i think meat comes out behind a healthy vegan diet but I KNOW first hand its not all as bad as it is potrayed.How do i know....i have a very large number of friends and realtives living long healthy live from mid 80's to mid 90s.....and they gobble meat at every meal.
There are just far too many to be rare exceptions but i would would agree that statistically a vegan diet is better.View Thread
Thats not what this guy is about....unlike Dr Becker he is even less self promoting than Dr McDougall.His science is spot on every time I have checked it out.
When I check out Dr OZ or Dr Becker I find they are dead wrong on the science as much as they are right,but this guy has yet to make a mis statement.(that I have found)
I disagree with his conclusions much of the time as he is against a total low fat vegan diet. He is against meat and pro carbs for the most part much like way most traditional cultures eat.....not totally vegan but mostly plant based.
But not a self promoter....a good bit less than even Dr Mc and light years less than Dr Fuhrman....not that there is anything wrong with some self promotion,after all we do operate in a capatilitist society.View Thread
If not then it shows meat is not as bad for you as has been speculated.
However, This study probably does not compare meat diets with a healthy vegan diet such as the Fuhrman/McDougall diets and may just be saying:
Meat and fat are less harmful than sugar(a major component of vegetarian diets).... and its sugar which compares less favorably than meat and fat.But it does not say that meat and fat are necessarily healthful.View Thread
When I used to race and do cross country bicycling I had all the energy in the world as long as my diet was primarily carbohydrates. I ate a lot of pasta, potatoes, rice, etc. and rarely touched meat. I was healthy and had more energy than I knew what to do with. If I started on meat after about three days I would be so sluggish that I could hardly exercise. When I went back on my high carb diet my energy returned. Of course I would not recommend this unless you are doing some serious training. But I definitely found out first hand how much a high protein diet could slow me down. As far as the claim that proteins are made up of amino acids and thus are acidic by nature, this is outright wrong. In fact, I could take his statement and using his same reasoning state that amino acids are made up ammonia and thus are alkaline by nature. Or it could be argued that plants should be avoided as well since they also contain proteins. in fact, some plants such as chlorella and bee pollen are higher in amino acids than beef.
I also disagree with the claim that the sulfur bearing amino acids produce sulfuric acid. First of all sulfuric acid is highly corrosive and would turn your tissues to charcoal. Secondly, sulfur is very abundant in our diet, including numerous plants. Does he think that eating garlic and onions also generate sulfuric acid due to their high sulfur content? The claim that protein leads to bone loss is also somewhat misleading. Some protein sources are known for leading to bone loss, such as beef and dairy, but this is due to the high phosphorus content, not the protein content. In fact, the bones are one of the last buffers used to control acidity in the body. Respiration is the primary pH balancer for the body. Bicarbonate and the kidneys are also major pH regulators. So there would have to be a major breakdown in the buffering system in order for the acids produced from protein to break down bones. So the whole acids from diet leading to bone loss for the most part is a myth View Thread