Health Dangers of Plant-Based Foods

Health Dangers of Plant-Based Foods

Health Dangers of Plant-Based Foods The Toxin-Time Continuum In this series finale of the “Health Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet” I want to zoom out and look at the big picture. The health dangers of plant-based foods should be viewed on a continuum. This scale goes from natural toxins to man-enhanced toxins to man-made poisons. And…

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Health Dangers of Eating Fruit

Health Dangers of Eating Fruit

Health Dangers of Eating Fruit In the exploration of the Health Dangers of a Plant-based Diet fruit plays an interesting role. Most people think fruit is healthy because they are high in antioxidants, they are a good source of fiber, and they contain essential vitamins and minerals. And unlike other plant parts (roots, seeds, stems,…

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Health Dangers of Oxalates

Health Dangers of Oxalates

Health Dangers of Oxalates In our look at the Health Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet we turn to oxalates. These are especially troublesome to the “health conscious” who have large spinach and kale salads topped with almonds and sesame seeds. They think they are eating healthy. But they are flooding their body with oxalates. Here…

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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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