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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:01 pm
by ObiWanKenobi
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What are the major sources of dioxin and related compounds in the human diet?

Dioxins are lipophilic compounds which accumulate in the fat of animals. The types of foods which tend to have the highest dioxin concentrations are dairy products, meat and poultry, eggs, fish, and animal fats (Eduljee and Gair, 1996). Green vegetables, fruits and grains are the types of foods with the lowest dioxin concentrations. Schecter et al. (1997) measured dioxins in pooled food samples that were collected in 1995 at supermarkets across the U.S. The pooled sample of fresh water fish had the highest level of dioxins (1.43 TEQ1), followed by butter (1.07 TEQ), hotdog/bologna (0.54 TEQ), ocean fish (0.47 TEQ), cheese (0.40 TEQ), beef (0.38 TEQ), eggs (0.34 TEQ), ice cream (0.33 TEQ), chicken (0.32 TEQ), pork (0.32 TEQ), milk (0.12 TEQ), and vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes (0.07 TEQ). A person’s intake of dioxins through the diet therefore, depends on the relative intake of foods with high or low levels of contamination and the quantity consumed. For example, Patandin et al. (1999) investigated the dietary intake of a group of preschool children in The Netherlands and found that dairy products contributed about 50% of their intake of dioxins and related compounds, while meat/meat products and processed foods contributed about 20% and 25%, respectively (Patandin et al. 1999). ...

The draft dioxin reassessment concludes that dioxin is a human carcinogen and that the lifetime cancer risk associated with the average person’s body burden of dioxin is between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 100. This estimate of risk is ten times higher than EPA’s previous estimate and represents a very significant public health concern.


Source: United States Department of Agriculture

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Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:20 pm
by mauiwowi
Also = red urine!

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:48 pm
by ObiWanKenobi
High soy intake improves lung function: Study
A new Australian study shows that a diet rich in soy products, gives better lung functioning, reducing the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary [pertains to lungs and respiratory system] disease (COPD) and other respiratory symptoms. ... Food products rich in soy like tofu, soybean curd, soy milk were associated with improved lung function and a lower risk of respiratory symptoms, such as breathlessness. ...


Read more: http://www.themedguru.com/20090629/news ... 23103.html

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:25 am
by E-P
Back to the original topic. Beet root is disgusting Image.

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:15 am
by Mum2Lucian
[quote="E-P"]Back to the original topic. Beet root is disgusting Image.


I love it in a veggie burger. And also roasted. The only times I will eat it :P

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:20 pm
by Herbsman
raw beetroot in a salad is awesome

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:29 pm
by ObiWanKenobi
Spinach 'may boost exercise'
The Daily Telegraph reported that “Popeye was right: spinach really does boost your muscles”. The newspaper said that eating 300g of spinach “reduced the amount of oxygen needed to power muscles by as much as five per cent when exercising”. ...

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Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:59 pm
by fredrikw
[quote="ObiWanKenobi"]Spinach 'may boost exercise'
The Daily Telegraph reported that “Popeye was right: spinach really does boost your muscles”. The newspaper said that eating 300g of spinach “reduced the amount of oxygen needed to power muscles by as much as five per cent when exercising”. ...

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Not only that, one of the researcher in the team behind this study is a vegan triathlete :)

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:04 am
by ObiWanKenobi
Fighting viruses with a vegan diet:

Lowering Cholesterol Could Fight Infections
A new study sheds some light on the interaction of the body's immune and metabolic systems suggesting that cholesterol may play a role in fighting off infections. ... "What we have discovered is that a key immune hormone stimulated upon infection can lower cholesterol levels and thereby deprive viral infections of the sustenance they need to grow," Peter Ghazal, Chair of Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine at University of Edinburgh, said in a statement. ...

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And the best method to lower cholesterol is a vegan diet.

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:55 pm
by etherspin
beetroot juice FTW .. it destresses me, I had some at a cafe before some city driving and I enjoyed the drive whereas I'd normally stress and sweat in the unfamiliar setting.. my mother in law has very low blood pressure and went to hospital the evening I gave her beetroot soup cause of the drop .. same problem with my wife I now discovered though she was immune to the effect while pregnant.. made her a beetroot juice a few weeks ago and she nearly passed out, holding onto walls, lying down with feet up etc ..

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:21 pm
by powerlifer
Raw beetroot in salad is lovely as has been suggested also now and again i will juice beet root.

Very good for the liver, although pretty potent so best to start very small when juicing beets.

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:13 am
by ObiWanKenobi
Spinach makes you stronger, says Swedish study
New research shows that when Popeye wanted bigger biceps he was right to grab a can of nitrate-rich spinach.
A Swedish study has found that the compound nitrate, which is naturally in spinach and several other vegetables, tones up muscles.
... "The mice that had been on consistent nitrate had much stronger muscles," they said afterwards, explaining that nitrate boosts the production of two proteins key to muscle strength. ...

Source

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:50 am
by tal
[quote="ObiWanKenobi"]Spinach makes you stronger, says Swedish study
New research shows that when Popeye wanted bigger biceps he was right to grab a can of nitrate-rich spinach.
A Swedish study has found that the compound nitrate, which is naturally in spinach and several other vegetables, tones up muscles.
... "The mice that had been on consistent nitrate had much stronger muscles," they said afterwards, explaining that nitrate boosts the production of two proteins key to muscle strength. ...

Source


As this is a vegan forum, it would be appreciated if you didn't link to animal studies. They have little relevance to human studies nor are they done in the animals best interests.

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:22 pm
by ObiWanKenobi
Ok, this time no animal studies:
Cherry Juice Reduces Muscle Damage Caused By Exercise
Tart cherries could help athletes reduce muscle damage to recover faster from a tough workout, according to new research published in the American College of Sports Medicine's journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. ... After drinking cherry juice, athletes returned to 90 percent of normal muscle force at 24 hours, compared to only 85 percent of normal at the same time point without cherry juice - a significant difference that could affect an athlete's next bout of performance. ...

Source

Re: Beetroot Juice Boosts Stamina, UK Study

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:03 pm
by ObiWanKenobi
Again astonishing health benefits ...

Soy-rich diet improves arteries in stroke patients
Isoflavone, a chemical found in soybeans, chickpeas, legumes and clovers, can improve artery function in stroke patients ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/09/ ... 6N20080924