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Microblog: Plant-Based Diet – Processed Junk Foods and Plant Based Foods

Microblog: Plant-Based Diet – Processed Junk Foods and Plant Based Foods

⛑As a nutritional therapist, I always consider the nutrient profiles in foods. And since I’ve done this in great detail with animal-based foods, let’s do one for plants.

🍃All foods are shown as 100g servings. Let’s look at the food alone. Some people tell me that they want to get back into shape, they want to cut their sugars and reverse their diabetes.⠀

🌱And a vegan diet is the way they’re going to do this.⠀

🚫Beans are not a nutrient-dense source of protein. It is very high in carbohydrates and low in bioavailability. Even comparing net carbs, the vegan diet is a high carb diet. The vegan diet also has minimal fat when 60% of our brain is primarily cholesterol fat and every single cell needs fat. You even need fat for hormones and neurotransmitters.

🎥(PSA: I have a YouTube video where I talk about fat as medicine for hormones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l68UtMdZKIQ&t)

⚠️Some of you may think that it’s not the same comparison, as plant-based foods are loaded with nutrients. But if most are bound by antinutrients like oxalates, lectins, and phytates and damage the gut wall, does it matter?

🚨And worse yet, the bioavailability of proteins in plant foods is very low.

💉If you were to eat a vegan diet you wouldn’t support the lowering of your glucose numbers. Even as complex carbs and net carbs, it is STILL higher in sugars than the processed junk food meal.

Note: the amount depicted on both is an insufficient amount of calories for a day of eating.

🚫Please don’t follow this diet, anyway.⠀

💡 Question what you see. A plant-based diet is not the optimal human diet. If plant foods really made us that strong, why are most vegans emaciated?

Nutrition with Judy

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