Saturday, 26 February 2011

SACN Iron and Health Report | SACN

SACN Iron and Health Report | SACN:

"Adults with relatively high intakes of red and processed meat (around 90 g/day or more) should consider reducing their intakes. A reduction to the UK population average for adult consumers (70 g/day cooked weight) would have little impact on the proportion of the adult population with low iron intakes.

Leading UK nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says

This is the equivalent of no more than one bacon roll or 1 lamb chop or 1 big mac per day.

That means you should at least be vegan for at least two meals a day such as Breakfast and lunch and only have a small portion meat for one meal a day.

There is still no safe advisory level for meat eating, the scientists will only confirm that risk significantly increases after 70g of meat per day.

There is mounting evidence that Plantarian style diets that avoid all saturated animal fat products and replace animal products and meat with natural wholefoods from plants can actually reverse the symptoms of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

In the Oxford /Epic study it has been shown that a 22% reduction in risk of dying from heart disease can be attributed to eating at least 8 portions of fruit and vegetables per day.

The safest thing to do is to avoid all meat and dairy and eat a variety of different Plantarian foods.
It's clear what you need to do if you want to reduce your risk of chronic disease - Eat more plant foods and less meat.

Take the Plantarian Double One Diet Dare - try plantarian for 11 days 1:11:11 - 11-11-11 - join us at One World Day - One You , One World, One Day - Please pledge now.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Red meat cancer risk

OK at last, in 2011, the year of the Rabbit, the world is waking up and beginning to see sense, even Red Blooded meat eating newspapers such as The Mail and The Telegraph are reporting this.

Red meat cancer risk: | The Daily Mail:

"Research has shown that red meat significantly increases the risk of bowel cancer. It is the second most common form of cancer and affects 36,500 Britons every year.

It has also been linked to heart disease because of its high saturated fat content, type 2 diabetes and other forms of cancer including breast, lung and prostate.

In the Daily Telegraph they report

A landmark 2005 European study claimed that those who regularly eat more than 5.6oz (160g) of red meat daily increase their risk of contracting bowel cancer by a third. As many as 16,000 people die each year of bowel cancer in Britain, most of whom are diagnosed before they turn 50.
Following these concerns, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) was asked by the Department of Health to review dietary advice on meat consumption as a source of iron.
Its draft report, published in June 2009, claimed that lower consumption of red and processed meat could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

The Scotsman reports

The committee, which includes a number of doctors, said those consuming more than 100g of red or processed meats - the equivalent of as little as two thick cut back bacon rashers in one leading supermarket - may need to be told to cut their intake.

The government will try to mediate these scientific findings with scare stories about iron - The irony is that studies show most meat eat eaters have less than optimal levels of iron and many have clinically low levels.

They will undoubtably fail to point out that iron is available in many plant foods which also provide a synergistic balance of many other minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, essential fats and more importantly without the high levels of saturated animal fat dietary cholesterol and dearth of important fibre.

Please pledge to go meat free on One World Day and encourage your friends to eat more plantarian foods

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Oprah + Staff Take Vegan Challenge

Oprah and 378 Staffers Take a Vegan Challenge: Can you feel it? Can you feel it? The world is waking up to a plant based way of life and the solutions it offers to more sustainable and healthy way of life. Now not just Oprah but 378 of her staff are trying vegan for a week. That's a great little step forward towards the One World Day New World Record for plant based eating