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    Superfoods

    Re liver : there's actually very little fat, let alone saturated fat in (beef) liver (cron-o-meter says 10 grams of beef liver has around 0.5g of fat, of which 0.3g is saturated). It's sky high in cholesterol though, maybe that's what you wanted to say? As for more than half these foods, I wouldn't plan to use more than 5-10 grams a day, which should cut the risks drastically down (I was also wondering how many other bad substances, such as heavy metals, pesticides, etc. could be stored in liver in significant enough amounts for instance) while still providing a decent amount of micro-nutrients (copper and retinol density is pretty high too in liver - although I realize that retinol may not the best way to get vitamin A and copper can be fairly abundant in many plants and seeds sources anyway.) How established is it that liver is bad for the intestinal flora? Keep in mind, it's 5-10 grams, drowned in a sea of broccoli, avocado and other fiber-dense foods. Also, what makes me lean towards liver as a superfood was also the idea that it's partly a storage organ, and as such even nutrients I am not actually tracking, but still unwittingly need, might be present in it (the good old Walford idea that you should eat from a variety of foods in order to cover deficiencies which you didn't foresee). Last but not least I could understand someone not eating liver if that person is vegetarian. Re sardines : good idea. I actually have some in the pantry. Two main issues : most of what I can get is canned in oil (sunflower and whatnot) which I cannot as easily account for when I track my nutrients, and could easily stack up fast, and also - shouldn't I be worried about getting too much EPA and DHA (dixit the DHA-Accelerated Aging Hypothesis?) Re : mineral water : it can be hard to find those really high in minerals. As for the liver, my main hope as well as concern is the diversity of trace elements. Some of those would be useful, not well characterized as necessary, and possibly hard to get somewhere else in a restricted diet, but others (like radioactive compounds?) could also be a problem. What's your take on that? In general I'd rather get my nutrients from food rather than pills, only supplementing when it's my last resort. I forgot to mention another possible con about rice bran, its supposedly high arsenic content. There again, I'd expect getting only around 5-10 grams of it wouldn't put me at such a risk. One more superfood : matcha tea. cons : pretty expensive (especially if you'd rather get the safer, possibly less polluted Japanese/organic versions). Pro : tastes good if prepared correctly (I can't stand the bitterness, but I can put it in a smoothie). High in iron and B1, as well as carotene. A slew of other health benefits too.
  2. AnotherVincent

    Superfoods

    List of superfoods (nutrient-dense for a given amount of KiloCalories.) I know about and use on at least a semi-regularly basis and can work well together to compensate for one or more nutrient deficiency in my usual diet (but could likely work in your diet too as far as nutrients are concerned) : Broccoli : staple food, good all-around nutrient profile, couldn't think of any negative point against Avocado : staple food, high mono-unsaturated fats, decent nutrient profile, couldn't think of any point against Olive oil : good fats profile, other benefits (although I still can't tell for sure whether what I buy is good quality extra-virgin olive oil). Oysters : high zinc, high vitamin B12 (around 10 grams a day is enough for all intent and purposes). Mussels : high vitamin B12 (around 10 grams a day is enough for all intent and purposes). RIce bran : high vitamin B3, good magnesium, (but) also good manganese Potassium Salt : high potassium, no calories Chia or flax seeds : high omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid - ala). Liver (usually beef, sometimes calf) : high B12, high copper, high retinol, high choline Mineral water : good mineral profile (Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and trace elements, zero calories.) Yeast extract : high B vitamins (such as B1 and B3) Various dried spices (thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano) : good minerals (for instance iron) and almost no calories, especially given the small amount you'd normally put in your food (like, around one gram a day.) Can everyone add their own, so that we can all get good ideas for our planned diets? Any other reason why these or other foods are a boon? Also, any comments as to why some of these could be recommended against?
  3. AnotherVincent

    Tofu, Soy Products, and Dementia

    Thank you for this thorough analysis Michael, this is exactly what I had been looking for :-)
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    Online food/supplement ordering

    [Note: Per Brian's request, I've split the first two posts of this thread off from the pea protein thread and started a new discussion here about on-line ordering. - Dean] Thanks all for the welcome! Brian : Ordering online seems more advantageous but I'm quite the neophyte there, having only ever ordered a few items from ebay (which doesn't propose a lot of supplements and no food items I think). I don't know for sure where I could find such products (also, I live in continental Europe, so I assume some online orders would be unavailable or charge extra for sending the stuff?). Finally, I'm not entirely sure either what criterion of quality / reliability I should be looking for (though I guess people in here would have a good idea).
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    Pea protein powder options?

    Hi, new to the forum. Quick question, what is everyone's take on soy protein? I have been toying with the idea of adding some low met protein to my diet (and possibly rebuild at least part of my diet around that if it works), and I couldn't find any pea protein in nearby stores. I know I've previously read in the list discussions that soy products were somewhat suspicious if one considers the dementia and brain issues correlation. But I can't quite estimate how being mostly processed/purified protein would impact (and lower) that (putative, anyway) risk, for soy protein. Also, aside from that one concern, is there anything else I should be aware of with regards to soy protein? The product I bought is an isolate with 92% protein per weight.
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