For those who think we need dairy for its calcium, then why do the folks who eat the most dairy have severe osteoporosis? Just because milk is good for the calf, doesn’t mean it’s good for us. By eating unhealthy and processed foods, the stretch and density receptors in our stomach, which tells the brain to stop eating, gets messed up, so people keep eating, and end up overweight. They termed this the “pleasure trap.” The film goes over various studies, and interviews doctors, and those who have changed their diets, to validate its points.
They explain that eating 5% of animal protein from your diet seems to have no ill effects, but that’s an incredibly small amount. If you eat 2000 calories a day, that’s only 100 calories from animal meat. What this film didn’t discuss was whether wheat products like bread or pasta was a good or poor choice of carbs, but they seem to promote wheat since recipes with wheat flour are on their website. (I rarely eat wheat). They don’t discuss the fact that beans are hard to digest, and if a person doesn’t eat beans, but adheres to this diet, if they will be deficient in nutrients (most likely). (I cannot tolerate beans and don’t eat them). And we don’t learn in this movie if a moderate protein diet from lean animal meats would have the same benefits on a active person with an ideal weight, who eats clean the majority of the time. Regardless, it’s a convincing argument, and I recommend it to everyone, even though the film has such poor sound quality, and seems a bit dated for being only 5 years old.
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Photo: Grilled chicken can be hard to resist.