“Vege”-tarian Diets?Posted: January 28, 2010
I was in a debate online with some vegetarians about nutrition this morning, and one of them suggested that I go to the site GoVeg.com. So I did.
Here’s the first image on thier site;
Here’s the one labeled “transitions”…all products, no food.
hhhmmmm..no veggies here..
On thier site I took one of thier meal plans for one day ands analyzed it. I copied thier recipes exactly and used software to get the nutrition info for the day. Here are the results. Hhhmmmm, lots more “products”, nothing I would consider real food…and still no vegetables in site…looks like mostly soy and seitan (pure wheat gluten- a component of some grains that humans cannot digest)…
So, here is thier menu for one day;
Sumptuous Spinach Salad With Orange-Sesame Dressing
Mama’s Mock Meatloaf
Creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes With Brown Gravy
Here’s the nutrition info for this day;
2583 calories- too high
Calories from fat- 47%
Calories from carbs- 47%
Calories from Protein- 9%
Protein is dangerously low.
Fat % would be fine except that most of the fat is mono-unsaturated fats, which leads to cancer, stoke and heart disease. And who recommends margarine anymore…haven’t you heard that hydrogenated fats and trans-fats are UNHEALTHY?
Vitamin C was 391 mg. too low
Vitamin D was only 21640 IU, way low, you need a minimum of 50,000 IU a day.
Calcium was at 87% of the RDA, a figure which is too low anyway.
Cholesterol was only 3% of what the governments recommendations are!
This is NOT good nutrition; too many carbs, not enough protein, no high quality protein whatsoever, no vital amino acids and CLA, not enough healthy fats for building an immune system, not enough fiber from veggies.
And, why are they calling this a vegetarian diet…I see no almost no veggies here. Most of the carbs come from white flour and sugar. Soy is a highly toxic food for humans, it’s not a good replacement for grass fed meats.
Here’s what thier FAVORITE “PRODUCTS’ page looks like;
Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread
Soy Garden Natural Buttery Spread
Tofutti Soy-Cheese Slices
Organic Soy Delicious Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Tofutti Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
Soyco—Soymage Vegan Grated Parmesan
WholeSoy Creamy Cultured Soy Yogurt
WhiteWave—Silk Chocolate Soymilk
Tofutti—Better Than Cream Cheese
Smart Balance 37% Light Buttery Spread
Follow Your Heart—Vegan Gourmet Cheese Alternative
Rice Dream Non-Dairy Beverages
Boca Original Vegan Burgers
Gardenburger California Burgers
Now & Zen—Unsteak
Nate’s Meatless Meatballs
Morningstar Farms—Better ’n Burgers Veggie Burgers
Gardenburger Black Bean Chipotle Burgers
Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Steak Strips
Chicken and Turkey Substitutes
Gardenburger Flame Grilled Chik’n
Gardenburger Buffalo Chik’n Wings
Nate’s Chicken Style Nuggets
Yves Veggie Cuisine—Veggie Chick’n Burgers
Tofurky Deli Slices
Yves Veggie Cuisine—Veggie Turkey Slices
Boca Chik’n Patties
Boca Chik’n Nuggets
Morningstar Farms Meal Starters Chik’n Strips
Vegieworld.com—Vegetarian Lobster Balls
I have yet to find any mention of fruits and vegetables, or real food on this site….jeeez, ya think someone selling “products” might be behind all this??
I eat 2000 calories a day. (See the post before this one for a typical day for me)Every single calorie I eat comes from REAL FOOD! NOT products, nothing processed, all of it needs no labels, it’s whole food. I eat on about 40 bucks a week, grow almost all my own veggies and herbs. No packaging to throw away to fill up our landfills, plenty of great compost to grow more veggies with. I am able to eat almost all locally grown and produced food.
Which diet looks healthier to you AND our planet???