exitium wrote:A vegetarian diet is also usually lacking in many B vitamins and many of them play an important role in calcium absorption.
You also need adequate vi K (as Owen has stated) as well as vit A & D.
but even on a non=vegetarian diet, one might need b vitamins, as they are water soluble.
a plant based diet, gives lots of vit A and K, aside from the nitrates one needs to keep BP in range, among other things
Nitrite infusion in humans induces rapid local vasodilation, reduces blood pressure acutely, serves as an endocrine reservoir of nitric oxide, and, unlike organic nitrates, does not induce tolerance (45, 46). Nitrite has also been shown to play a role in mitochondrial respiration (47), cardiac function (48), activation the α form of the estrogen receptor (49), and exertion of antiapoptotic effects (50). Because nitrite is a biologically active compound resulting from nitrate reduction in tissues, significant physiologic benefits may be associated with the provision of nitrite from dietary sourceshttps://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/90/1/1/4596750
Eating spinach/carrots/ eggwhites is better than eating steak/potato, \https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-he ... free-diet-
The idea that a low-fat, strict vegetarian diet may reverse heart disease is hardly new. First popularized by Dr. Dean Ornish more than two decades ago, these diets shun most animal-based foods, such as meat, milk, and eggs, and limit added fats. Small studies suggest that this eating pattern can shrink the amount of cholesterol-clogged plaque in your arteries, the main culprit in cardiovascular disease.
what they plant based people miss, is it is the extra vitamins they get, along with more nitrates, that are reducing the chance of heart disease, rather than a "low fat" diet being magical./
but that might be misleading as well, as the 2nd thing a person should do after getting on PT, (taking cardio C) is to lean out,,,, and this can be done eating whatever you want,
Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 poundshttp://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/tw ... index.html
For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals and Oreos, too.
His premise: That in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most -- not the nutritional value of the food.
The premise held up: On his "convenience store diet," he shed 27 pounds in two months.
For a class project, Haub limited himself to less than 1,800 calories a day. A man of Haub's pre-dieting size usually consumes about 2,600 calories daily. So he followed a basic principle of weight loss: He consumed significantly fewer calories than he burned.
His body mass index went from 28.8, considered overweight, to 24.9, which is normal. He now weighs 174 pounds.