Congratulations: food, and alternative lifestyles, more myths about these on the internet than about any other subject.
Enjoy your "research".
It's still quite difficult to get information about something as simple as fibre.
Seen on TV: -
Veg mainly insoluble fibre (loosens your stools)
Fruit mainly soluble (hardens your stools)
Oh, I think to myself, if that's true, do fruitarians get constipated much?
I went to a fruitarian forum. Lo and behold they are sharing tips on how to avoid the constipation they often get! LOL!
I go to another food forum to look for specific sources of each type of fibre.
The only source of insoluble fibre it could come up with was bran!
The internet - free speech for every cretin on the planet!
Someone in this thread talks about trans-fat being necessary for health, or did he just word that badly?
Yeah, protein. We need less than we think. Main vegan source, things like soya beans, all beans? Dunno. Your problem.
But no mention of amino acids on this thread yet. Why not?
In school in the 70s I was told in biology classes that the body breaks down the digested protein into amino acids and from them it synthesises the proteins it needs. In vegetarian diets, there is a risk of getting insufficient quantities of two of these amino acids. An important reason certain things go together, like soup and bread, or perhaps beans on toast, is because they each supply complementary amino acids. In those days vegan diets were never discussed, but I would suspect there is a greater risk of more than two amino acids being in short supply. That is old 'knowledge' (and I'm mainly just refreshing my memory), but it's a start for more research (HINT: reading idiots' b-s on the web is NOT research).
Here's an example. As part of my study of the Classics I looked at gestation mythology. The ancients believed that, for the baby, a 7-month pregnancy was healthy, an 8-month pregnancy was unhealthy, a 9-month pregnancy was healthy. This, I think, was mainly to make it easier to tell which kids were legitimate and which illegitimate - if a baby was born 8 months after a marriage, you insisted it was a 7 month baby (if it had been 8 months, it would have died). That kind of thing. Or was the husband away at war, and who was the real father?
The boundary is the tricky area, and a lot of laws evolve to deal with boundary (liminal) problems - you try to make it easier to see which side of a boundary something is on. Food laws (such as kosher), it is currently believed, originally dealt with liminal problems (don't ask me what, I have no idea). Currently vegan vs Jain vs vegetarian vs fruitarian are vying for definition of the moral boundary. In 100 years' time that boundary will have shifted, and dietary fads will have shifted with it.
Modern medicine shows that every day longer a baby spends in the womb it is better for the baby.
BUT YES, there are mothers' forums out there where it is still believed that 8-month pregnancies are more harmful to the baby than 7 month pregnancies. Think about that!
If you've got a swelling in your intestines, go to your doctor and have that carcinoma cut out. If you look it up on the web, it will tell you to stop eating gluten.
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