Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Some interesting links I thought I'd share

This has a lot of numbers and facts about meat eaters vs vegetarians. While I'm sure this isn't the whole story, it still has some interesting numbers!
How To Win An Argument With a Meat-Eater

This article talks about the percetage of vegetarians and the percentage of them that are vegan.
How many vegetarians/vegans are there?

A vegan diet has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer (From the BBC)
A vegan diet has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer

Diet, Exercise and Reduced Stress Slow Prostate Cancer, Study Finds


This has a vegetarian spin, but sums up what I've read pretty well:
Milk, Calcium and Bone Density

You may want to skim (no pun intended! LOL!) this one, but it does have some interesting and seemingly unbiased information on milk consumption in children:
Milk: Can a "good" food be so bad?

The last paragraph has a lot of info

"Diets that are high in protein cause more calcium to be lost through the urine. Protein from animal products is much more likely to cause calcium loss than protein from plant foods. This may be one reason that vegetarians tend to have stronger bones than meat-eaters."

Calcium in Plant Based Diets

Quinoa has a tremendous amount of calcium!
"A cup of quinoa has more protein than a quarter-pound hamburger and more calcium than a quart of milk. Yowza. It's also loaded with iron, magnesium, and a bevy of other minerals and B vitamins. No wonder the Incas named it "the mother grain." "
Wonder foods

A lot has been said about soy lately.... I haven't read these links yet, but I'm going to read through and I'll update later on my thoughts, if necessary....

There are a LOT of links and comments on here:
Vegan Lunch Box

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