Poison yourself, why not?

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Better for our health? Better for the environment? In what world?!?!!! 🤦 HEALTH 💪 The Beyond Meat burger contains 21 ingredients… Let's talk about a few. 👇 ⠀ ❌ pea protein – highly processed to isolate protein, usually hexane (derived from petrol) is used. Not a good source of protein as it is low in some amino acids. ⠀ ❌ canola oil and sunflower oil – highly processed, these oils oxidizes as soon as they are heated causing it to be extremely toxic for our health. Also processed with hexane. ⠀ ❌ maltodextrin – highly processed food additive made from GMO corn. It spikes blood sugar more than table sugar does. ENVIRONMENT 🌏 More ingredients = more processing, shipping, cooling, packaging, etc. More, more, more, MORE! Less is better when it comes to the environment. If you're concerned about the CO2 emissions from cattle, you have likely read an exaggerated statistic. According to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency, of the total US greenhouse gas emissions in 2016: ⭐ 3.9% came from animal agriculture ⭐ within that, 2% came from cattles ⭐ 28.5% came from transportation ⭐ 28.4% came from industry Remember all those highly processed ingredients we talked about earlier? That are all likely processed in different places and have to be shipped around? 🤔 ANIMALS 🐁 I wanted to touch on this quickly as well. There are animal deaths no matter what food we are eating, this is unavoidable. Mice, rabbits, lizards, etc. get caught in farming equipment regularly leaving them wounded or dead. Those that survive eventually starve once the crops have been harvested because they are left with no food. It isn't clear to me that eating fake meat results in less deaths, actually the opposite seems more likely to be true. One grass-fed cow (300kg+) could feed one person for close to a year. That is ONE death, vs thousands that would come from regularly consuming wheat, soy and corn. 🌽 Which would you choose? 🍔 #beyondmeat #grassfed #grassfedbeef #yes2meat #carnivorediet #ketodiet #keto #veganketo #lowcarb #highfat #carnivore #animalbaseddiet #realfood #jerf #healthcoachkait

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The dark side of plants – anti-nutrients

Did you know that most plant foods have anti-nutrients? They are compounds that essentially protect the plants from bacterial infections and from being eaten by bugs. Since plants can’t run from predators, anti-nutrients are essentially plants’ self-defense mechanism.

Anti-nutrients are found in grains, legumes, beans, nuts, plant roots, vegetables, leaves and fruits.

The bigger concern is that these anti-nutrients affect the absorption of nutrients from other foods eaten at the same time. There is no exact science to figure out how many nutrients are lost with anti-nutrient foods. The answer will also vary on the individual as well as how the food is prepared.

Not all anti-nutrients are bad, as long as they are consumed in moderation. Let’s get into some of the anti-nutrients and I’ll help paint the picture.