Low Meat or No Meat?

20 thoughts on “Low Meat or No Meat?

  1. @cuba306 It'd be wonderful if you could post it to this specific video on nutritionfacts. org. This way more people benefit from the response, and I can actually provide you with links (which I can't do on Youtube). Thanks!

  2. @cuba306
    From Wikipedia:
    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 also the only vitamin that is not naturally occurring in the fruits and vegetables that humans normally eat. If you can get away from vegan for one or two eggs a week, you have your B12 covered.

  3. @MrSomeTeacher this does not provide adequate levels of B12. In fact even raw paleo meat eaters suffer from B12 deficiency.

  4. How on earth can you draw a conclusion that it's US vegetarians more likely to supplement with B12?
    I can think of a bunch of factors that may come into it but don't have evidence so I'm not going to guess.

  5. Strange conclusion. Sounds unlikely. How about: US meat is more likely to come from factory farms with GMO corn feed. UK meat is more likely to come from rural farms, with no GMO corn feed, and a more natural grass fed diet.

  6. I saw the video that says more that half of British vegans are deficient in B12. I wonder what percentage of Americans are. Also i wonder how the traditionally lacto-vegetarian East Indians measure up.

  7. ~50% of First World meat-eaters are also B12-deficient, e.g. google to find "USDA's Framingham Offspring long-term study". B12 has very strong chemical bonds to animal-proteins, thus B12 from animal-foods isn't as bio-available.
    B12 is made by bacteria–NOT by animals nor plants.
    Today's bad rate of B12 deficiency is due more to pesticides sprayed on the only foods with GOOD bio-availability (plants), rather than a meat-heavy vs. veg-heavy diet; most pesticides kill the bacteria along w/insects.

  8. Maybe British vegans don't get enough Vitamin D which is lately touted as a major contributor to longevity, as well as not getting enough B12.

  9. Usually spot on. Wrong on this one for Euro centric reasons. Epidemiologically,the longest lived cultures are those that have a high produce diet with small amounts of animal protein. Typified by the Okinawans. Why would you focus on Americans and Europeans?

  10. This study, that study…yawn…good organic properly raised and cooked meats are in my humble opinion good food and healthy for almost everyone.

  11. Isn't it obvious? The British vegetarians eat more cheese and eggs, nullifying their benefit from cutting meat. You can't just take studies on vegetarians and extend them to vegans. The vegetarian consumption of animal products differs per country.

  12. The Brits are alcoholics, with a pub on every corner. They are even worse alcoholics than the Russians are.

  13. What is low meat?  I think that is someone down to meat 1-2 times a week?  how about eating meat once a month?  Could having a small amount of meat (no more then a med 1 patty hamburger) once a month make you die faster?

  14. This is an old video, so maybe no-one will see this, but I think it's not the B12 or vitamin D thing. I think it's that American meat eaters are less healthy compared to British meat eater. This could be from many factors such as American meat eaters eat more junk food compared to British meat eaters, or the meat in the US is worse for your health (higher in fat, worse animal feeding practices, more antibiotic use, more often processed – like burgers etc.).

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