Thursday, June 12, 2014

My Plant Based Meals | Don Matesz | 6-11-14 - YouTube

My Plant Based Meals | Don Matesz | 6-11-14 - YouTube

This day's meals provided me 105 g protein, or 1.5 g/kg, without any protein supplements.  


Charles Grashow said...

Without the fortified silk soy milk you get NO B12.

Don Matesz said...

Charles, what is your point?

Did you know that research has shown that meat-eaters who don't eat fortified foods or supplements are prone to B12 deficiency?

Did you know that "Many people over age 50 lose the ability to absorb vitamin B12 from foods."

"Because 10% to 30% of older people do not absorb food-bound vitamin B12 efficiently, those over 50 years should meet the RDA by eating foods fortified with B12 or by taking a vitamin B12 supplement. Supplementation of 25-100 mcg per day has been used to maintain vitamin B12 levels in older people."

This applies to everyone, not only people on plant based diets.

Makes one wonder why people don't efficiently absorb B12 from animal products, doesn't it? Could it be that we aren't adapted to extracting B12 from meat, etc.?

Boiling Pot said...

Well, your body is supposed to be able to manufacture its own B12 in the presence of cobalt and a healthy digestive system. Possibly a cobalt deficiency is the main factor. I don't know for sure, just suggesting. You make a good point in any case.