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Medically trained & sceptically minded. I mostly tweet about #animalfree diets. My tweets ≠ medical advice.
Apr 6 8 tweets 2 min read
🟢Chickpeas (boiled) vs 🔴Sirloin steak (fat eaten)

[Per 250kcal]

🔔Round 1 [fibre and fats]

Fibre 🟢🥊💥
Saturated fat 🟢🥊
Cholesterol 🟢

🎙️"A great first round for chickpeas... this plucky underdog seems to have been underestimated!" 🔔Round 2 [protein and amino acids]

Total protein: 🔴🥊💥(26.7 vs 13.5
Cystine: 🔴
Histidine: 🔴
Isoleucine: 🔴
Leucine: 🔴🥊
Lysine: 🔴
Methionine: 🔴
Phenylalanine:🔴
Threonine:🔴
Tryptophan: 🔴
Tyrosine:🔴
Valine: 🔴
Jul 26, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
(1/n) I will be conducting an N=1 'experiment' to try to determine the impact of 2 #eggs per day on my LDL-C, ApoB, HDL-C and triglycerides.

I will document everything in this thread 👇

#eggsperiment (2/n) Protocol:

Blood test.

Tofu diet phase: Breakfast of scrambled tofu plus a set menu x 14 days.

Blood test.

Wash out phase: Usual diet x 10 days.

Blood test.

Egg diet phase: Isocaloric breakfast of scrambled egg plus the same set menu x 14 days.

Blood test.
Apr 20, 2021 35 tweets 9 min read
(1/n) Some ideas on the planning of a healthy low-carb plant-based diet.

A THREAD 👇⬇️

#Vegan #plantbased #lowcarb #ecoatkins (2/n) ⚠️TWITTER IS NOT A SOURCE OF MEDICAL ADVICE⚠️

• If you have a serious medical condition &/or take medication, it is necessary to consult your doctor before making changes to your diet.

• Ketogenic diets have been associated with serious side-effects.
Oct 12, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
To make table sugar from sugar beets involves a level of processing which seems to me more akin to creating a pharmaceutical grade substance than a foodstuff.

I will list the processes below. Sugar beets are washed and cut into chips and boiled.

Only the water is used to make suagr -- the 'chips' are used to create pet food.

Next the 'sugar water' is cleaned with limewater and then filtered.
Oct 10, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Plant-based proteins do not stimulate muscle growth as well as animal-based. It is less digestible and contains lower levels of branch-chain amino acids. But I do not think that this is a good enough reason to favour animal-based protein: I will explain why below: Plant proteins in sufficient quantities can help us to build muscle and strength – the numerous elite-level plant-based athletes are a testament to this. When plant protein is eaten at higher levels, the problems of lower digestibility and anabolic potential are overcome.