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Originally posted by jpm1602
Like with anything else. Moderation is key. I pretty much survive on pasta. But sometimes you have to let the big dog eat.
Originally posted by ChronMan
Vegan - a vegetarian who omits all animal products from the diet (www.dictionary.com).
Milk = Animal product.
Therefore, Vegan = B12 deficient.
Its also no secret that vegetarians aswell also have a hard time including or lack B12 in their diets
[edit on 14-9-2008 by ChronMan]
Originally posted by grimreaper797
reply to post by caitlinfae
I think that it would make sense that being a meat eater plays a role with intelligence. If you are a meat eater, you must be able to hunt. Therefore you need to be smarter than your prey.
Brain scans of more than 1,800 people found that people who downed 14 drinks or more a week had 1.6 per cent more brain shrinkage than teetotallers. Women in their seventies were the most at risk. Beer does less damage than wine according to a study in Alcohol and Alcoholism
Being overweight or obese is linked to brain loss, Swedish researchers discovered.
Scans of around 300 women found that those with brain shrink had an average body mass index of 27
Originally posted by lee anoma
Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin.
* Human ancestral diets changed substantially approximately four to five million years ago with major climatic changes creating open grassland environments.
* We developed a larger brain balanced by a smaller, simpler gastrointestinal tract requiring higher-quality foods based around meat protein and fat.
* Anthropological evidence from cranio-dental features and fossil stable isotope analysis indicates a growing reliance on meat consumption during human evolution.
* Study of hunter-gatherer societies in recent times shows an extreme reliance on hunted and fished animal foods for survival.
* Optimal foraging theory shows that wild plant foods in general give an inadequate energy return for survival, whereas the top-ranking food items for energy return are large hunted animals.
* Numerous evolutionary adaptations in humans indicate high reliance on meat consumption, including poor taurine production, lack of ability to chain elongate plant fatty acids and the co-evolution of parasites related to dietary meat.
Originally posted by ghaleon12
Red meat has been shown to increase the risk of colon cancer. Going veggie doesn't shrink the brain, lack of b-12 is what they say does. Simple solution is to take a multivitamin, problem solved. Might want to work on that colon cancer though, vitamin won't fix that...
Originally posted by Wallachian
Well even if that would be true (not really sure if it is or not), it doesn't play any role nowadays. You don't hunt your food, do you? And i'm pretty sure buying meat in the supermarket doesn't require more intelligence than buying vegetables. So no matter what role hunting played in developing intelligence in humans, that is long gone.
Besides, no matter how you look at it, gorillas (herbivores, don't get fooled by the fangs) are still smarter than crocodiles or leopards (the only predators that gorillas have besides humans). That proves at least that not all herbivores are stupid and that they can even outsmart their predators.
Edit to add: i think intelligence has more to do with social behaviour. Both herbivores and carnivores can develop social behaviour.
[edit on 14-9-2008 by Wallachian]