13 Matching Annotations
  1. Dec 2019
    1. Personally, I think that the likelihood that one diet is the right diet for every human being is nonsense. There are lots of healthy diets, some vegan, some vegetarian, some omnivorous. I don't have a quarrel with those who avoid meat or dairy products. I do have a quarrel with those who claim they have the evidence to prove that meat and dairy products cause cancer and should be avoided altogether. The evidence isn't compelling and cherry-picking studies to support your lifestyle isn't healthy, either.

      A nice quote on the variability of humans & their best diets.

    1. Natural Beef Flavor [Wheat and Milk Derivatives]*)

      Elsewhere there’s the claim that McDonalds fries are cooked in some amount of beef fat in processing. Warrants further vetting.

      (My previous account annotation.)

    1. In the U.S, McDonald's French fry suppliers add a very small amount of beef flavor to the oil in the par-frying process at the potato processing plant before shipping the fries to individual outlets.

      "No really. Where is the beef?"

      Is it vegetarian? A look at the ingredients.

    1. 'The object of the Society shall be to end the exploitation of animals by man"; and 'The word veganism shall mean the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals."

      First philosophical definition of veganism.

  2. Nov 2019
    1. Personally, I have eaten and will continue to eat the Impossible Burger. I often lean more towards the “ends justify the means” side of the philosophical spectrum, and for me, this falls into that category. Pat Brown, Impossible Foods’ founder and CEO, has been vegetarian for four decades and vegan (if the vegan police are still letting him call himself that) for 14 years. I’ve read his statement on the issue, and while I still have no idea what I would have done in his situation, I fully understand how he arrived at the difficult conclusion that he needed to allow the testing.

      This isn't spot on for me, but pretty close.

    1. 5.2 Metformin[edit] Reduced serum levels of vitamin B12 occur in up to 30% of people taking long-term anti-diabetic metformin.[71][72][73] Deficiency does not develop if dietary intake of vitamin B12 is adequate or prophylactic B12 supplementation is given. If the deficiency is detected, metformin can be continued while the deficiency is corrected with B12 supplements.[74]

      Fascinating overlap of two emergent life-extension-enhancement treatments.

    1. Betsy Ross Vegan "beef", Vegan Cheese, Onions. Add Shrooms and bells for One Dollar

      Mine is always with extra shrooms. :)

  3. Oct 2019
    1. According to the McDonald's website, here are the ingredients in the French fries: Ingredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [Wheat and Milk Derivatives]*), Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (Maintain Color), Salt. *Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients. Here is the ingredient list for McDonald's hash browns, taken from their website: Ingredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [Wheat and Milk Derivatives]*), Salt, Corn Flour, Dehydrated Potato, Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (Maintain Color), Extractives of Black Pepper. *Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients

      Elsewhere there’s the claim that McDonalds fries are cooked in some amount of beef fat in processing. Warrants further vetting.

  4. Jul 2019
    1. Comment a-t-il réussi à créer un calisson vegan sans perdre sa saveur et sa consistance si particulières ? Les blancs d'oeufs ont été tout simplement remplacés par une décoction de pois chiche. "

      Aquafaba mon vieux.

    2. Sans colorant ni conservateur, le premier calisson vegan de l'histoire possède pour en différencier l'aspect une très légère poudre de romarin sauvage séché sur le nappage. "Le plus difficile, insiste Adrien Candas, ça a été de trouver la bonne température pour le cuire et surtout à quelle hauteur l'installer dans le four, cela avait une véritable incidence sur son aspect. Puis, il a fallu observer comment le calisson vegan évoluait dans le temps."

      La deuxième révolution française !

  5. Dec 2017
    1. Vegans had higher testosterone levels than vegetarians and meat-eaters, but this was offset by higher sex hormone binding globulin, and there were no differences between diet groups in free testosterone, androstanediol glucuronide or luteinizing hormone.

      In other words, vegans have higher total, but not free/unbound, testosterone.

  6. Nov 2017
    1. Vegans had the highest intakes of fibre, vitamin B1, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium and iron, and the lowest intakes of retinol, vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium and zinc.

      Of note, vegans consume more iron. Since non-heme iron absorption is regulated (i.e. titrated in proportion to stores), this does not mean vegans absorb more iron. Importantly, however, it does translate into no greater risk of anemia for vegans as compared to meat eaters.

  7. Jan 2016