Re: Vegan Diet (was Re: Practical Extropianism)
Thu, 8 May 1997 13:18:14 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 5/8/97 4:04:34 AM, you wrote:

>Nope, u can get more protein from beans than from meat. Vegan diet gives
>so much nutrition its crazy.

Not true; there's no B12 and it's a little difficult to get a couple of
minerals like zinc. In many respect (most vitamins) vegan diets do indeed
tend to be excellent. Protein is a non-issue; you'll get enough protein from
almost any natural diet.

>The only thing better is a noncooked,, organic,
>living foods diet. I go for milk too though. Proper food combining is a
>must too, drink water before eating fruit before veggies before grains.

You should check up on that. I've yet to see any scientific references on
food combining.

>You know what the worst food combination is? Meat and potatoes. The
>chemicals in each cancel out the digestive chemicals in your stomach,
>becoming undigestibabl and rotting in your stomach and intestines for a day
>like it was sitting in the hot sun.

This is horsehockey. The digestive chemicals in your stomach are
hydrochloric and butyric acid. Neither meat nor potatoes (nor any other food
you'd eat) will cancel that.

It's a pity, really. Calorie restriction is a great way to extend lifespan.
If all I had to do was to eat meat and potatoes together and nothing would
get digested, I'd be set.