Plant-Based Diets Boost Metabolism

Plant-Based Diets Boost Metabolism

And what foods help your metabolism? Oils are portrayed as health foods that provide all sorts of benefits to your body. But are those claims true?


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  1. Michael Parish

    She starts out using the term plant based and a minute later she says there are benefits in going vegan. Plant based isn't necessarily vegan. In fact there are no studies, whether population or otherwise that show a plant based vegan diet allows you to live longer than one that contains animal products. The long lived people on this planet over the last two hundred years weren't and aren't vegan. Those are the Blue Zone folks. There just never has been a population that's been vegan in history and therefore it's a crap shoot whether veganism plant based is better or worse than plant based omnivore. Only time will tell. As it stands right now you're better off with the proven way, which is plant based omnivore. Also a major benefit of plant based omnivore is that you don't need to take any chemical supplements or plant based analogs like B12, D, and K2. Notice that during the entire discussion they keep mixing plant based and vegan as if it's the same thing. It obviously is not. And the highest levels of arginine unlike what this lady tells us aren't in plants although they contain plenty. The highest levels of arginine are in animal products, in particular turkey and pork. Plant based diets vegan or otherwise don't raise your metabolism. She's spouting nonsense on that bit. Oh yeah, what she fails to mention is that every excess calories consumed from carbs is turned into saturated fat and stored on your body. And it is turn that most omega 3 and 6 is stored as those fats and not converted as are carbs. Notice that after all her talk about reversing type 2 diabetics at minute 15 she admits that anyone already diabetic was disqualified from participating in their latest study. Let's face it any diet including Paleo and low carb will show up better than the standard American diet which the control group ate. They didn't dare compare a healthy omnivore diet against a vegan plant based diet.

  2. Peter Faber

    High carb vegan diets are not the best option for diabetes. It just seems that way because of the reduction of processed carbs and sugar, way more vegetable (increases potassium intake which improves insulin sensitivity) and reduces protein intake (reduces gluconeogenesis).

    But a low carb high fat moderate protein diet is better, independent of if you eat animal products or not. Just keep protein intake at around 20% of total calories.

    Intermittent fasting is ridiculously difficult on high carb diets. And you need to do IF to get rid of insulin resistance.

    Just my opinion.

  3. Abarth Spider

    Lol! Love her accent!
    I have been plant base 7 months now. I have Heart disease but still get angina. So what gives i ask? I exercise, have not eaten meat since, don't smoke, don't drink, occasional pizza but it is vegetable, sugar intake is very minimal as i use stevia organic.
    I was hoping i be getting better by now or at least notice notable improvement? Perhaps i am expecting too much? I don't know.
    But i keep at it as it can't be bad for me. I even started eating Celery and Celery extract to help with my BP. I should be a Saint after doing all this!

  4. Thales Nemo

    Nonsensical video don’t waste your time! It is carbohydrates which causes harm! The LCHF works the best for me lost 20 kg !
    No grains , no potatoes,no fruits and no sugars!

    Eat bacon lose weight! Lower triglycerides increase HDL !

  5. Citadel of winds

    An excellent video, covering many key points with clarity.

    Food is an emotive issue, so no surprise to see some spats. The bottom line is that the PCRM and various researchers who support it have done their work, and the science behind the low-fat, whole foods vegan diet is solid.

    It doesn't mean one should become a fanatic over it. Being 100% is very difficult in the modern world and requires such effort and vigilance that this sometimes tips over into obsessiveness. It's better to follow the diet at say the 80-90% level, and allow some flexibility for eating out and travelling, than to try and be 100% compliant and possibly end up with new issues caused by a rigid mindset that does not make any realistic allowances for occasional "lapses". Being overly rigid and obsessive could well end up in abandoning the diet altogether, when the realistic solution is to step back, relax and be realistic and flexible.

    When someone decides to transition to vegan, the path is unique and personal. I've come across or read about too many judgmental food nazis whose approach to people they see as "noncompliant" or "backsliding" has more to do with ideological, rigid dogmatism and a convert's fanatical scrutiny of "sinners", than with a rational approach to improving diet.

    Going vegan is not a competition. It is not a race to see who gets there fastest. It is not about gaining kudos for being 100% "pure". It is not about doing penance when you supposedly "fail". It is not about obsessing about food every waking hour. It is not about obsessing over what someone else eats. It is not about preaching aggressively to gain converts to your food ideology. It is not about attacking others for their food choices. You are not responsible for anyone's diet except your own.

  6. MR. FUSON

    The body is amazing cause God made it that way ! This kinda amazing functionality doesn't come into existence on its own it's creative that way fearfully and wonderfully made God is awesome. We are living breathing example of God's existence how much more evidence does people need? We are his masterpiece

  7. andyinla

    Plant based Herbivore diets are wrong for humans. Here's some science for you to love:

    "There is a general misconception that plant foods are loaded with vitamins that we benefit from; unfortunately, these nutrients are locked away in the plant fiber, or cellulose, which cannot be digested by humans.ii Herbivores are able to break down the cellulose and get to the nutrients, but due to our digestive tract design, humans cannot!

    Plant based diets high in phytates do the exact OPPOSITE of what we incorrectly assume: they generally have a DEPRESSING effect on absorption of minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, and copper.iii

    Non-chelated minerals (minerals not bound to amino acids which are only available from meat sources) ionize in the gastrointestinal tract. Once this occurs, the “positive” ions combine with the “negative” ions so they often negate each other, i.e., maximum bioavailability doesn’t occur. To make matters worse, the fiber you have consumed binds the ionized minerals into complexes that are non-absorbable and not bioavailable — you excrete them.

    The overall results of many real-life research tests concluded that all the subjects tested were found to be in negative mineral balance (i.e. having much less than required because the fiber REMOVES them) for the supplemented minerals. The highly-promoted high-fiber diets we are exposed to prevent us from getting the minerals we need, causing more harm than good."

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