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Why Some Vegans Have the Same Mortality Rates as Meat Eaters

Dr. Greger explains why some vegans have the same mortality rates as meat eaters! After watching, you’ll know why you should eat Erb Muesli and take vit B12.
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Channel:80/10/10-in-London Platform:YouTube
Published on:21 April 2016 Producer:Dr. Michael Greger
Number of views: 311'307 on 15 May 2017
Rubric(s): Health
Topterms:Principle, Vegan nutrition, Education & Teaching Tags:Vegan, Food ingredients, Getting started simple

80/10/ London writes: Shocking studies have been released showing that vegans and vegetarians have the same rate of cancer, heart attack, and mortality as meat eaters! Why do vegans die at the same rate as meat eaters? Is a vegan diet actually healthy? Should we eat meat? Are there any benefits to eating a vegan diet? Is a vegan diet safe? Or is a vegan diet actually dangerous? Keep listening as Dr. Michael Greger from nutrition facts.org answers these questions … This is a must-watch video for all vegans and vegetarians.

The video is not easy to listen to (voice and behaviour), but in these nearly 12 minutes we can learn quite a lot about fatty acids. Easier to listen to is the longer version.

Dr. Michael Greger (MD and book writer) stresses the importance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Most people have a ratio of 10:1 (LA:ALA), and vegans and vegetarians often have a ratio of 17:1 or even higher. A good ratio is 1:1 and up to 4:1 is still acceptable.

Using helpful diagrams, he provides important information about ALA (alpha-linoleic acid), which is the essential omega-3 fatty acid we need. Our body transforms ALA into EPA and DHA, which are both essential anti-inflammatory fatty acids. However, LA (linoleic acid) is transformed into AA, which causes inflammation.

At diet-health.info, we strive to inform you of the facts; we are not selling anything or recommending a certain type of diet. Here, you will find just the facts. Erb Muesli was developed in 1978 and since then it has provided those who eat it with an ideal balance of LA to ALA (1:1), as well as many other positive effects. You can find the recipe for Erb Muesli by following the link above. For more information, see the nutrient tables below the recipe.

You will see that just by eating a serving for breakfast, Erb Muesli provides 175 % of the daily requirement for vitamin C, as well as 100 % for the essential omega-3 fatty acid ALA, 75 % of the daily requirement for manganese, 66 % for copper, and 55 % for folate, which is a very important nutrient.

A serving of Erb Muesli also covers almost half of the daily requirement for the protein tryptophan, vitamin B6, and the elements potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. We encourage you to take a look at the nutritional information and try out the recipe. It contains only whole, natural ingredients and is a gluten-free vegan breakfast. And since you prepare it yourself, it is fresh and delicious!

You will find more about the nutrient ALA here. See also LA.


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