Jake Shields isn't the only UFC fighter getting attention for eating no (or less) meat products. You may be surprised to see the number and level of fighters who are proponents of this diet enhancement.
I thought it would help to have a post defining some of the terms used on this website, and when talking about diet in general. These are not the dictionary definitions, just plain English so we can think about things correctly.
So here you go.
Eating "close to the source". This is just a way to think about every fruit, vegetable, nut, root, plant, etc. and all the
You probably already eat a lot of great foods that either don't contain meat, or could easily be made without it. The easiest thing to do is to take a glance at the What to Eat page, and notice just this basic list of examples of foods that are closer to the source. You'll see pastas, burritos, rice dishes, veggie burgers, salads of every kind,
Tofu is a curd make of soy beans. It's amazing because it can take on any flavor when added to a dish, and has good protein with no cholesterol. People in Asia have been eating tofu for centuries, tossing it into stir frys and curry dishes.
Tofu gets a bad rap because it has no flavor. Just think of tofu like a protein powder. It needs to be
Well, it never hurts for anyone to take normal amounts of dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. If you decide to eat no products from animals at all, you may want to take a sublingual B-12 supplement, and hemp seed or flax seed oil for omega 3's is good as well. Some people also take a Taurine pill or powder. Also, if you are
When we think of the way people have eaten over thousands of years, we sometimes have a notion of cave-man type people doing nothing but hunting down mammoths. The truth of course is people have throughout time (prior to our ability to mass produce foods of all types) been at first hunter/gatherers, with most of our food being gathered (berries, plants, roots, etc.), and then agricultural. The
Many beans and nuts, and products made from them (tofu, casseroles, stir fries, bean and vegetable burritos, peanut butter, etc.) have a good deal of protein per ounce, but without the cholesterol, hormones or pesticide concentrations. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) say the average American is eating significantly more protein than they need - and that's the average
Sure, but you can be more healthy and have better performance if you eat less or replace them entirely with great tasting "close to the source" foods". More and more, doctors and telling us to eat more vegetables and less meat products. What's up with that? Is meat good for you and necessary, or bad for you and not necessary? Well here's he deal. Meat, when cooked and
Should we eat like a tiger or eat like a raging bull? Well this could be a long post, but I'll keep it as short as possible.
A carnivore exists by eating only meat, and that means raw meat of animals it catches and eats, chews apart or swallows whole. My friends, we are not carnivores. Herbivores graze grasses and plants and can digest vegetable products. Omnivores can