I like whey protein myself, although I know it isn't vegetarian as it is a by-product of cow's milk. It is easy to digest and really helps when you feel weak.'Sup forum.
I've recently acquired a total hate of meat, due to a strange episode involving a vacuum, a lightsaber, and three gallons of elephant birthing agent, and really don't think I can muster the courage to indulge in flesh anymore. But, seeing as veggies and I sometimes disagree, and I need moar protein, I need advice. Tofu is disgusting. It tastes like shoes, and has the consistency of congealed vomit. I heard that tempeh is harder, and therefore not as disgusting, but I cannot find it anywhere near where I live. What do?
Secondly, I recently read an article talking about how vegetarianism actually destroys too much land for farming, and that it really kills just as many, if not moar, animals by displacement. What is the solution? Maybe sometime, I'll link to the website, but right nao, I'm far too lazy. First to reply gets 10 points, and I'll ship them the half-cooked tofu I tried to mix into a stir-fry, but left out!
Ooh, I forgot about this one. Quinoa is actually in the same vegetable family as spinach and apart from being a source of 9 essential amino acids, it contains manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus. Not to mention it's delicious when simmered with some apple slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon!Have you tried quinoa? It's a complete protein source in itself, which is pretty cool. I also have nut butters (peanut and almond) and almond milk.
They were prescribed by my GI, I get a little vial and needles for about $10 at my pharmacy and inject them myself. They are mega easy, especially if you are already doing your own Humira injections and whatnot. My GI prescribes it to all it's Crohn's patients since we need it whether or not we eat meat. Just ask David how he feels about B12 supplementation! :lol:What kind of shots are they? And where do you get them? Are they expensive?
You can cook it just like rice -- it works well in a rice cooker, too. I don't usually put too many spices in mine, but it goes well with cumin.Never had quinoa. Didn't know that it was a good source of protein. Any recommendations for preparation? I kinda like yogurt, though admittedly, I really hate when there are solids in my liquids. Yogurt with berries creeps me out.
Any source to back up that animals are one of the most important macro-nutrients? Does that include the lips and a**holes (aka hot-dogs)? Horses, dogs, cats, squirrels, possum?Animal-based protein is the most bioavailable and optimal for humans and protein is one of the most important macro-nutrients.
B12 is not imperative if you don't eat meat.Been wondering the same as I am apparently a vegetarian now. I'm repulsed by meat anymore.
All I have to contribute: overuse of B12 shots. I'm supposed to do them monthly, and I sometimes do them weekly. I admitted it to my GI and he said no problem. B12 supplementation is imperative if ya don't eat meat.
Sounds like eggs and cheese are high in B12 So i guess if you eat a lot of those you may ok(milk and yoghurt have quite a bit as well). There are quite a few fortified foods on the market as well which should helpVitamin B12, vitamin B12 or vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B vitamins. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid synthesis and energy production