Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

New Study Advises against animal protein in Middle Age (50-65)

A new study backs up the benefits of eatiing a diet consisting more of plants and legumes for protein sources.  Here is an excerpt from the report
"...subjects ages 50–65 years potentially experiencing benefits from low protein intake, and subjects ages 66+ experiencing detriments. This may explain why previously the strong association between protein intake, IGF-1, disease, and mortality has been poorly understood and controversial..."

More of the study can be found here

here is a response to a commentor from one of the authors of the study:

"A number of studies including ours indicate that you are at an increased risk for developing cancer and possibly other diseases. Also look at the study by Frank Hu at HArvard 2010 annals of internal medicine study on over 120,000 men and women showing that a high animal protein high fat low carb diet was associated with higher overall mortality in both men and women. Naturally, the high level of exercise is increasing your requirements for proteins, but we don't know if that can counterbalance the effects of high protein intake"

Combine this study with the red meat study showing: 
" carnitine - found mostly in red meat and energy drinks and supplements used in body building is responsible for an increase in TMAO levels in the blood - made from a little-studied chemical that is burped out by bacteria in the stomach after people eat red meat. It is quickly converted by the liver into yet another little-studied chemical called TMAO that gets into the blood and increases the risk of heart disease..."

also read the longevity " blue zones" and diet

I think this data makes a great case for very low if not elimination altogether of animal flesh derived consumption.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Restaurant: Santa Maria

what do you do when you are on vacation - do you eat in the off beaten, small, unknown restaurants - or do you seek out the known destinations - which may not always please the palate - but may give you a sense of being a tourist. 

I would eat here again - the fried fish sandwich I ate was good and they took the fries back to make them more crispy for me - out door eating would be fantastic here for the ambiance of being out in the middle of the Intracoastal Waterway  - the docks have a replica wooden Galleon spanish ship and pirate ships and charter ships...

Product Review: Chocolate

Whetstone's milk chocolate bar - pretty - waxy tasting - would not purchase again.

Restaurant: La Herencia Cafe

Cuban food - La Herencia Cafe at 4 Aviles St - one of those places you hoipe never goes out of business and never replaces the chef /owner - the best flan - the best capuccino - eaten to date!  we only went for desert - outdoor seating and in - fun street - 


we met Chef Manny- this is a photo from their website

Restaurant: Hurricane Patty's

a very fun place with extensive menu of fish, fried, and other bar food!  good cocktails! family and friend get together for large dinner parties...we had rawed oysters which were gritty - some of them- and not very tasting of the sea - that is because they were farmed - but I would suggest the fried fish platters for a place like this anyway for future reference.

Restaurant: The Present Moment Cafe

Small Batch: Flan