Health Dangers of Cruciferous Vegetables

Health Dangers of Cruciferous Vegetables

Health Dangers of Cruciferous Vegetables In our look at the Health Dangers of a Plant-based Diet we turn to the cruciferous vegetables. You might be surprised to learn that broccoli and brussel sprouts have a dark side. I mean these are the vegetables that kill cancer, right? How can there possibly be health dangers of cruciferous…

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Health Dangers of Glycoalkaloids

Health Dangers of Glycoalkaloids

Health Dangers of Glycoalkaloids One of the Health Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet are neurotoxins called glycoalkaloids. They are enzyme inhibitors. The health dangers of glycoalkaloids are numerous. The potato is a good example of glycoalkaloids and their hazards. One of the enzyme inhibitors is called an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. This blocks the breakdown of acetylcholine…

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Health Dangers of Lectins

Health Dangers of Lectins

Health Dangers of Lectins One of the hidden “Dangers of a Plant Based-Diet” are proteins called lectins. The health dangers of lectins can be numerous and insidious. Seeds like grains, beans, and nuts house the plant’s embryo. Naturally, the plant wants to protect these offspring and uses lectins as a means to do so. [r] Health Dangers of…

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Health Dangers of Eating Seeds

Health Dangers of Eating Seeds

Health Dangers of Eating Seeds There are health dangers of eating seeds. In the first article of this series, Health Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet, we discovered how plants have motivations for their survival, not human health. And to protect themselves, plants use phytochecmicals to deter predators from eating them. These toxins fight back against…

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Health Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet

Health Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet

Health Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet To claim there are health dangers with a plant-based diet flies in the face of conventional wisdom. It’s surely heresy among nutrition experts. These experts tell us we need to eat fruits and vegetables for their essential vitamins and minerals. Their potent antioxidants ward off aging and cancer. And…

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Vitamins and Minerals – Plants vs Animals

Vitamins and Minerals – Plants vs Animals

Vitamins and Minerals – Plants vs Animals Why do we assume plant-based foods are healthy?  I used to think it was because fruits and vegetables were a good source of fiber and antioxidants. I thought these powerful plant ingredients fought off cancer and disease and promoted health and longevity. But after finding no validity to these…

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What did humans evolve to eat?

What did humans evolve to eat?

What did humans evolve to eat? I discussed “What are humans designed to eat?” and revealed the most obvious “smoking gun” to answer this question – our brains. Here’s the briefing on our brains: The vast size and energy demands of the human brain required a diet that differed from that of our hominid ancestors. I’ll cover…

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