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Old 03-24-2014, 09:57 PM   #88
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Check out for some good information on whole grains. Oatmeal is a good thing, at least the truly whole-grain type - not the 'instant' packets, the type that takes some cooking.

The best, most reliable way to bring your cholesterol, and every other parameter, down into the healthy range, is to eat a whole-foods plant-based diet. The studies are consistent. And protein is present in every single food (whole food, that is) we eat. Meat isn't 'pure protein'; it's perhaps 17% at most. Mammals don't do well on high protein diets; see T. Colin Campbell's work, and see the more recent research on animal vs plant protein in Levine ME et al, Cell Metabolism 2014; 19(3):407-417. Even the higher protein recommended for those over 65 was not animal protein; just a slightly higher protein intake.

We've been brainwashed so long by Big Food/Ag that we NEED tons of animal protein that we've stopped challenging the ads. Got milk? You don't need it. Got meat? You don't need it, either.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Ghandi
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