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How nutritious are vegetables really?

Glynis BarberDiary 9 Comments

This is not a question I ever thought I would ask. Surely the incredible benefits of vegetables are indisputable? That’s why we’re told to eat a minimum of 5 a day, isn’t it? And shouldn’t we really be aiming for 8 to 10 a day?

It turns out that “5 a day” could just be a PR stunt

What?? Surely not? Where else are we meant to get all our vitamins and minerals from?

Today, I talk to Dr Zoë Harcombe PhD, herself a former vegetarian and lover of all things non carnivorous, who studies data and research for a living. This talk blew my socks off and I have a feeling it’ll do the same to you.

This is going to be a shock for vegans and vegetarians, but, as Zoë says at one point, “I’m not making this up, it’s all there in the data”.

Brace yourself and have a watch:

Share the knowledge!

Comments 9

  1. Wow!! Even after all of that info my plate will still be heaped up with gorgeous multi-coloured veg.
    Let’s face it…. liver may be good for you but its not at all attractive, is it?
    Japanese live by the theory that each meal should contain 7 different colours & they’ve all got great skin & live a long & healthy life.
    I will still be eating my 5+ veggies each day because it makes me feel good.

  2. You just cant win can you? I will still stick to my healthy esting .. plenty of veg and wholefoods. My manta is have a little of everything thoug including meat and vegan meals in moderation. I do think fibre is important too. We wouldn’t get any fibre from meat would we?

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  3. Glynis, thank you for sharing this video, i need to research, but so fascinating, i love my eggs, so great to hear 🙂

    Again, thank you 🙂

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  4. There is very little fibre in meat so a carnivore diet can be very constipating. Also our microbiome relies on the undigested fibres from vegetables to thrive. We now know that 70% of our immune system is in our gut. Furthermore our microbiome performs other tasks such as the manufacture of vitamin K to aid blood clotting.
    A spreadsheet may provide raw data on nutrients but it needs to be combined with knowledge of how the body works.

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