Yes I am dropping meats products for a month to detox. I don't feel meat is doing me good right now and ethically speaking, I am not handling the slaughter of animals well at all. Having seen horrific photos and spoken to those who work in an abattoir, I have come to the decision to get off meat products for a while. After the month is up I may allow fish and chicken into my diet on a the rare occasion, I'll wait and see how I feel.
I'd like to be able to have a couple of meatless days every week. I have cut meat consumption to less than half of what I used to have and have doubled the vegies. I do not eat deli meats or anything manufactured like salami, devon and ham - except ham straight off the bone. And I rarely have that but will buy a leg of ham for Christmas.
Here is a good detox to have once a week ....
juice of two oranges juice of half a lemon juice of half a lime one or two garlic gloves squeezed a 2in piece of ginger squeezed or grated
in a large glass topped with iced water - keep stirring
Do not eat or drink anything for one hour after having the detox.
Also make sure you have the juice of half a lemon in a glass of water every morning. But not first thing like many people do because the lemon is too acid for the enamel on your teeth!
Too much iron is bad for you too. It's hard to strike a balance.
Vegetarian and vegan diets work perfectly for some people. I highly recommend them.
Sometime when you crave something, the body is telling you, you must have it, so you know if you need some red meat. When you go vegetarian, you need to replace the animal products with beans at every meal... It used to be 1 once of protein at breakfast, 3-4 onces at lunch and 6-8 at night time dinner but I don't know what it is on todays recommendations. It's probably about the same I would say!
I take a vit/min supp but also eat lots of spinach.
Spinach has a lot of iron but it also contains oxalic acid which prevents the absorption of the iron. So you have to eat the spinach with foods high in Vit C which enhance iron absorption. Eat tomatoes, potatoes etc with your spinach and also sprinkle it with lemon juice. Also meat, poultry and fish help with the absorption of iron. Calcium also inhibits iron absorption so don't eat butter, milk or cheese in a meal that also contains spinach.
You could also try kale. It's a real super food and has more iron and masses more Vit K which is essential for blood clotting and protects bones. You wouldn't want to eat it if you're taking Warfarin though!
If I had as much land as you do, I'd grow my own because it's much better to just pick a couple of leaves each day than buy a bunch which loses its nutrients with storage. Kale is soooo easy to grow. My son's partner grows it and it's beautiful fresh. I always serve it steamed topped with tomato puree which helps the iron to be absorbed and also makes the kale a lot more palatable. It's an acquired taste but worth it for the nutrients. In salads you can chop it fine and mix in with the lettuce. It gives it a very green appearance and disguises the taste ... not that it's that horrible, lol.
I eat all those things Stellar except red meat. I often have a rocket, spinach and kale mix with roast pumpkin, pine nuts and lemon and will put lentils in soups. I also eat chicken, pork and fish as well as other veges, fruit, grains. I eat lots of dairy and I do take cartia. My blood test results were very good so I am going something right. I didn't go into the non meat eating with first researching what I needed to replace the essential vits/mins I need.
Post by Yassir Rebob on May 20, 2014 22:35:24 GMT 10
Mmmmm Steak Mmmmm Jarred Lamb Chops Mmmmmm Veal Schnitzel Mmmmm Roast leg of lamb
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Cas I have been a vegetarian now since November last year when I posted this thread. No cravings at all so far.
All your needs must be satisfied then. Sounds like your coping well in a shift in diet!
It bothers me GREATLY if large animals like cattle are mistreated when slaughtered.
I have 4 baby chickens. They were given to me when they were 5 days old and I hand raised them... they are about 5 weeks now. I think one is a rooster, (possibly two) and I cannot keep roosters where I live. I'm very attached to them.
I have to get rid of 1 or perhaps two of them.... We all know where roosters end up. Ugh... So sad if I do have two roosters!
They are mistreated when slaughtered Cas which is part of the reason I have stopped eating them...plus we're not meant to eat red meat. Our bodies struggle t digest it and it is what causes some cancers.
Someone may take him as a rooster for their own hens....advertise one of them on gumtree as a pet only. Say you want to be able to check on him.