Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.

    A new study from the Medical University of Graz in Austria finds that vegetarians are more physically active, drink less alcohol and smoke less tobacco than those who consume meat in their diets. Vegetarians also have a higher socioeconomic status and a lower body mass index. But the vegetarian diet — characterized by a low consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol that includes increased intake of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products — carries elevated risks of cancer, allergies and mental health disorders.

    http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/04...althy-lower-quality-of-life-than-meat-eaters/
     
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    No kidding....is that right until they have a heart attack or a stroke for eating all that animal fat........:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Lard is a HEALTH FOOD

    (...fresh fish, salmon patties, chicken, pork chops, fried in lard, mmm, mmm, good....)
     
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    That's trash. That ain't warrior food. Do yourself a favor & load up on salad. Otherwise you will become one with the food you eat. Understand lard button. :laugh:

    Seriously though, the better you eat now, the less health problems down line.
     
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    No trash, lard good; sugar, refined carbs, trans fats from vegetable oils and shortening bery bery bad:

    Saturated Fat Does NOT Promote Heart Disease

    The avoidance of saturated fat actually promotes poor health in a number of ways, compounding the health risks of following this completely outdated and dangerous advice. As stated by the author, Aseem Malhotra, an interventional cardiology specialist registrar at Croydon University Hospital in London:

    "The mantra that saturated fat must be removed to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease has dominated dietary advice and guidelines for almost four decades. Yet scientific evidence shows that this advice has, paradoxically, increased our cardiovascular risks...

    The aspect of dietary saturated fat that is believed to have the greatest influence on cardiovascular risk is elevated concentrations of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.

    Yet the reduction in LDL cholesterol from reducing saturated fat intake seems to be specific to large, buoyant (type A) LDL particles, when in fact it is the small, dense (type B) particles (responsive to carbohydrate intake) that are implicated in cardiovascular disease.

    Indeed, recent prospective cohort studies have not supported any significant association between saturated fat intake and cardiovascular risk Instead, saturated fat has been found to be protective."

    We've long acknowledged that the Western diet is associated with increased rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer. Yet the conventional paradigm is extremely reluctant to accept that it is the sugar content of this diet that is the primary culprit.

    Furthermore, it's been firmly established that it's the trans fat found in margarine, vegetable shortening, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils that is the true villain when it comes to heart disease, as they increase your LDL levels, or "bad" cholesterol, while lowering your levels of HDL, known as "good" cholesterol. Trans fats also contribute to type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.
     
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    Interesting. I Googled [URL="https://www.google.com/search?q=what+kind+of+fat+is+in+lard%3F&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial&client=firefox-beta&channel=sb]"What kind of fat is in lard?"[/URL] and got a whole page of articles confirming what KRN is saying ...

    ... unless you look at the middle of the page, where a link titled "Lard is back in the larder, but hold the health claims" appears.

    From ... wait for it ...

    NPR!!

    Now, are you really surprised? :laugh:
     
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    Bloomberg banned NYC restaurants from cooking with or serving trans fats 6-7 years back, and guess what many of them starting using, LARD!
     
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    My gosh! Hope NPR doesn't find out! :laugh:
     
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    Heheh, I 'oven fry' bacon (makes perfect bacon) more so for the rendered fat than for the meat. Lard is neutral in taste, bacon fat imparts flavor!

    I also render my own lard and seal it in sterilized jars (literally will keep for years); I get the 'leaf fat' from an Amish slaughterhouse a couple counties over, last batch I did was 2012, still not used it all. (probably will need to render some more this year though)
     
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    Cool! Would you mind sharing how it's done HERE?

    Always looking for new ways to prepare racoon and opossum to if you have any recipes. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Quoting Frank Slade from the movie "Scent of a Woman"

    "Whooaa, congratulations! Sugar is sh!t though. I told General Abrahams install honey in the commissaries. If the K-50's didn't blow your brains out, sugar sure as sh!t was gonna." :laugh:

    So whenever my wife starts baking heavy with sugar, thats my response.....Hooah! (as per the Army). The Marines say Hoorah! Thats the right way to say it.....but Slade was supposed to be an Army officer. :thumbs:
     
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    There! I fixed that for ya! :thumbsup: :laugh: :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Done.

    Coons and possums need to be 'purged' before slaughtering by keeping them penned and feeding them clean food like table scraps, cornbread & milk, dogfood, etc.

    I purge my fish when trotlining/limb lining by keeping them live in a holding basket several days prior to cleaning them. Only way to do big catfish from the river.

    ...no smilewinkgrin, no pretending, but for real.... :)
     
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    I do the same with clams using soda crackers.
     
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    Well he could always buy them and fire those who cross him! Then who would be the worse.
     
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    Sounds too much like a females......Na, if I said it I would get :tonofbricks:
     
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    I know they cook with lard, lots of it....
     
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    Is that why the owner of the Chinese restaurant has a bunch of caged cats in the back yard?
     
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    The ones in Chicago have free-range cats...much healthier. They just harvest them, as needed, in the alley.
     

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