Eating Fat For Performance, Vegan Travel, and Food Combining | Q&A 007



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This week we answer listener questions on our seventh installment of the Q&A podcast. Questions addressed include:

  • which form of oats is healthiest?
  • what’s our take on intermittent fasting?
  • best practices for supplementation and how to trust supplement quality
  • are high fat plant foods unhealthy or do they hinder performance for athletes?
  • traveling abroad as a vegan and running in a foreign place
  • what’s the deal with food combining?
  • how plant-based nutrition affects type 1 diabetes
  • nutritional guidance for a high school plant-based athlete

Thank you to Miriam, Guy, Taylor, Emily, and Evan for the awesome questions! If you want a question featured on the show, send us an email to tfflifestyle@gmail.com

We are incredibly excited to be a part of the advisory board for Balanceda new non-profit organization that is dedicated to fighting for nutritional responsibility within corporations, hospitals, schools, businesses, and beyond and shifting towards an evidence-based framework within this system. Started by Audrey Sanchez in partnership with NutritionFacts.org, Balanced is brand new so go check them out on social media and their website, balanced.orgThey are @getbalancednow on Instagram and @getbalanced_now on Twitter. We are absolutely honored and thrilled to join legends like Dr. Michael Greger and Dr. Michelle McMacken on the advisory board, since we are so passionate about this mission. 

New Go Eat Some Plants shirts are on the way! Stay tuned to our social media for updates and they will be available soon!

Enjoy the show.

-Jackson and Aaron


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We really appreciate all the support guys, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can engage more with all of our awesome supporters. This is such a fun thing we’re doing, and it’s even cooler that we are having a meaningful impact on people’s lives. So thanks! If you have any questions for future Q&A episodes, drop us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by visiting the contact us page on the website.

Show Notes

Resources mentioned:

Found My Fitness Podcast

Ray Cronise on Rich Roll Podcast

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What’s The Deal With Gluten?

Gluten. Perhaps the hottest and most controversial trend in the food world at the moment. From celebrities to the blogosphere, there is so much information swirling around about this little set of storage proteins found in wheat and related grains. But what does the actual science say? Well, you’re in luck. We’re excited to present to you the 5th installment in our What’s The Deal podcast series, where we deep dive into the science on a specific nutrient or food to debunk the myths, clear up the science, and hopefully arm you with some knowledge. And today, our focus is gluten. From what it actually is, to its function, to discussing the clinical manifestations of serious gluten allergies. We then dive into common claims made about gluten, such as:

  • even if you don’t have celiac disease, gluten is still unhealthy
  • gluten is inflammatory
  • gluten causes autoimmune diseases
  • gluten causes fatigue, brain fog, and other neurological symptoms
  • going gluten free helps you lose weight

We want to make it clear that the goal of this episode is not to bash gluten or poke fun at anyone who has allergies or sensitivities to gluten. We just want to know what the science says about it. If it’s unhealthy to eat, we’d like to know. We have no agenda or financial ties to the gluten industry. We’re also not doctors or gastroenterologists, we are simply synthesizing the research and sharing it with you in a digestible manner. Please consult your physician before making any significant lifestyle changes and/or if you believe you have celiac disease.

We hope you enjoy learning about the science behind gluten, and would love to hear your feedback on the episode, so don’t hesitate to send us an email to tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by tweeting us, Instagramming us, or whatever else the cool kids are doing these days. We love hearing from you! So go eat some plants, and do some epic shit.

-Jackson and Aaron


Want to support the show and what TFF is doing? You can share our content with friends and family if you feel like they could get something out of our message. It would also help us out a ton if you left a quick review on the iTunes store, it really helps the podcast grow and reach more listeners (and it only takes 5 min)! If you want to go above and beyond, you can kick us some change by pledging your support on Patreon each month, which is a recurring crowd funding site dedicated to creators like us! It allows us to keep putting out the free content that you’re used to, but helps us to invest more money into improving the quality of the show through better equipment (every penny we make on Patreon goes to bettering our setup to make the content better for you!). You can also visit tfflifestyle.com/support to learn more and make a one-time donation. We also have a few shirts over on the shop page, so get ’em while you can! More are coming soon.

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts to get the new episode right as it comes out. Also, subscribe our YouTube channel, Thought For Food TV, so you can get a behind the scenes look at TFF. Check out this vlog:

Do you get enough protein? Our new book, Dude, Where Do You Get Your Protein? is available now! Check it out at tfflifestyle.com/product/proteinbook and enjoy this amazing resource for everything there is to know about protein.

We really appreciate all the support guys, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can engage more with all of our awesome supporters. This is such a fun thing we’re doing, and it’s even cooler that we are having a meaningful impact on people’s lives. So thanks! If you have any questions for future Q&A episodes, drop us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by visiting the contact us page on the website.

Show Notes

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Related Podcasts:

 

What’s The Deal With Protein?

What’s The Deal With Soy?

What’s The Deal With Iron?

What’s The Deal With Carbs?

Follow TFF:

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YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Support TFF: www.patreon.com/thoughtforfood

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Ethan Brown on Disrupting the Food System with the Future of Protein

If you’ve been following Thought For Food for a while, you know that we’re obsessed with the idea of game-changing plant-based food tech companies coming in and disrupting the antiquated factory farming system. And Beyond Meat is one of those companies leading the charge. By gathering up a team of extremely talented and extremely smart scientists, researchers, and chefs, they are studying and analyzing what makes meat what it is. They then apply that understanding to figure out ways to make the same biological structure, specifically the protein structure, fat content, and nutrient makeup, from plants. With investors from the likes of Biz Stone and Bill Gates, Beyond Meat put itself on the map with its first product, the Beyond Chicken Strips, highly realistic chicken cutlets made from peas. They’ve since grown to including beefy crumbles, and last year launched the Beyond Burger (in Boulder!). This new product is outstanding. A raw burger patty that is being sold in the meat case at Whole Foods across the country and has been a smashing success. Beyond Meat is changing the game. And today, Jackson sits down with the company’s CEO, Ethan Brown, to talk about the latest news of what’s happening with Beyond Meat. We’ve been wanting to sit down with Ethan for ages, since we started the podcast really, because he is such a passionate, compassionate, and mission driven visionary that is so dedicated to eliminating the factory farming system. It was an amazing conversation covering a range of topic including:

  • what it was like to work with Tyson Foods in their recent stake in Beyond Meat
  • breaking down the new Beyond Burger and what the launch was like from Beyond Meat’s perspective
  • what the plant-based food movement can take from Elon Musk and Tesla – hedonistic altruism
  • Ethan’s take on balance, failure, and what scares him
  • his perspective on clean meat technology
  • much, much more!

You’re guaranteed to gain a new perspective on the plant-based food tech revolution after listening to this episode, and hopefully it gives you hope for the future of protein and the end of factory farming. We’re fully onboard the market and tech based solution for changing the world, and can’t wait to see where Beyond Meat goes along with other companies pushing forward the next generation of food. Enjoy the episode, and let us know what you think by sending an email to tfflifestyle@gmail.com. Go eat some peas, and do epic shit!

-Jackson and Aaron


Want to support the show and what TFF is doing? You can share our content with friends and family if you feel like they could get something out of our message. It would also help us out a ton if you left a quick review on the iTunes store, it really helps the podcast grow and reach more listeners (and it only takes 5 min)! If you want to go above and beyond, you can kick us some change by pledging your support on Patreon each month, which is a recurring crowd funding site dedicated to creators like us! It allows us to keep putting out the free content that you’re used to, but helps us to invest more money into improving the quality of the show through better equipment (every penny we make on Patreon goes to bettering our setup to make the content better for you!). You can also visit tfflifestyle.com/support to learn more and make a one-time donation. We also have a few shirts over on the shop page, so get ’em while you can! More are coming soon.

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts to get the new episode right as it comes out. Also, subscribe our YouTube channel, Thought For Food TV, for daily vlogs in March and other cool videos so you can get a behind the scenes look at TFF.

Do you get enough protein? Our new book, Dude, Where Do You Get Your Protein? is available now! Check it out at tfflifestyle.com/product/proteinbook and enjoy this amazing resource for everything there is to know about protein.

We really appreciate all the support guys, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can engage more with all of our awesome supporters. This is such a fun thing we’re doing, and it’s even cooler that we are having a meaningful impact on people’s lives. So thanks! If you have any questions for future Q&A episodes, drop us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by visiting the contact us page on the website.

Show Notes

 

More on Beyond Meat and Ethan:

http://beyondmeat.com/

https://www.facebook.com/beyondmeat/

Is this the end of the beginning of the end of meat?

Beyond Meat + Tyson Foods

Beyond Burger Launch in Hong Kong

Beyond Meat on Instagram: @beyondmeat 

Books: Insisting on the Impossible and The Undoing Project

Related Podcasts:

Liz Specht Round 1

Liz Specht Round 2

Emily Byrd

Follow TFF:

Facebook.com/TFFlifestyle

Instagram: @tfflifestyle

YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Support TFF: www.patreon.com/thoughtforfood

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Music by:

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soundcloud.com/peterkuli

Emily Byrd on Communicating the Trends of the Plant-Based Food Revolution



This week we talk with Emily Byrd, the Senior Communications Specialist at the Good Food Institutea non-profit organization that is dedicated to changing the world through food. If you listened to episode 31 of the podcast with Liz Specht, Emily’s colleague, then you probably know a thing or two about GFI. But basically, they help to support companies in the blossoming plant-based food tech scene with science, legal, and business expertise with a team of the best of the best – what I call the Avengers of the plant-based world. And Emily’s job is communicating the trends, science, and news of this industry while dismantling the misconceptions of plant-based living. Emily’s background is in journalism from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and she grew up witnessing firsthand the environmental destruction and animal suffering that comes from hog farming in that part of the world. This led her down a path of fascination with healthy living and reporting on the issues of food and health. She then landed her dream job at GFI and has truly found her calling, which is marrying her love of writing with her love of science and plant-based nutrition. 

We have a fantastic conversation, diving into topics such as:

  • her evolution into her current job at GFI, and how growing up in hog country impacted her path towards this
  • what the current plant-based food tech scene is looking like and her favorite new products
  • her thoughts on the future of plant-based food tech and what it’s like from the inside of the industry
  • how to communicate these topics and ideas to the mainstream
  • and more!

Here at Thought For Food, we’re huge GFI fanboys, so it was an enormous honor to sit down with Emily in Berkeley, California for this conversation. I also got to attend the UC Berkeley plant-based food tech class we talked about in the conversation the next day. This movement is gaining so much traction, and we’re nearing a tipping point. Don’t get left behind! We hope you enjoy the episode and be sure to let us know what you think. We’d love to continue the conversation! So go eat some plants, and do epic shit.

-Jackson and Aaron


Want to support the show and what TFF is doing? You can share our content with friends and family if you feel like they could get something out of our message. It would also help us out a ton if you left a quick review on the iTunes store, it really helps the podcast grow and reach more listeners (and it only takes 5 min)! If you want to go above and beyond, you can kick us some change by pledging your support on Patreon each month, which is a recurring crowd funding site dedicated to creators like us! It allows us to keep putting out the free content that you’re used to, but helps us to invest more money into improving the quality of the show through better equipment (every penny we make on Patreon goes to bettering our setup to make the content better for you!). You can also visit tfflifestyle.com/support to learn more and make a one-time donation. We also have a few shirts over on the shop page, so get ’em while you can! More are coming soon.

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts to get the new episode right as it comes out. Also, subscribe our YouTube channel, Thought For Food TV, for daily vlogs in March and other cool videos so you can get a behind the scenes look at TFF.

Do you get enough protein? Our new book, Dude, Where Do You Get Your Protein? is available now! Check it out at tfflifestyle.com/product/proteinbook and enjoy this amazing resource for everything there is to know about protein.

We really appreciate all the support guys, so don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can engage more with all of our awesome supporters. This is such a fun thing we’re doing, and it’s even cooler that we are having a meaningful impact on people’s lives. So thanks! If you have any questions for future Q&A episodes, drop us an email at tfflifestyle@gmail.com or by visiting the contact us page on the website.

Show Notes

What is GFI all about? http://www.gfi.org/what

Join GFI’s Avenger’s squad! http://www.gfi.org/jobs

Wondering why GFI uses markets and technology to address factory farming? Read Bruce’s conversation with a conflicted meat-eater in Vox!

Clean Meat

Clean Meat: The Clean Energy of Food

GFI’s executive director, Bruce Friedrich, explains the environmental and public health benefits of this groundbreaking food tech, and why it earns the name “clean meat”

Clean Meat’s Path to Commercialization

Read the first-ever public review of the four key technological elements involved in clean meat production and what it will take to get this product to market

Will People Eat Clean Meat?

A summary of our director’s presentation from the International Cultured Meat Conference in The Netherlands on the question of consumer acceptance

The Great Milk Debate

For background on The Dairy Pride Act: http://www.gfi.org/dairy-pride-explained

Our op-ed in The LA Times responding to the proposed legislation:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-byrd-soymilk-fda-definition-20170104-story.html

And an explanation of our policy team’s official action:

http://www.gfi.org/lawyers-find-pro-dairy-law-unconstitutional

Berkeley 

The World’s First Class on Plant-Based Meat

Plant-Based Fish Innovation Competition 

Related Podcasts:

Liz Specht Round 1

Liz Specht Round 2

Follow TFF:

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Instagram: @tfflifestyle

YouTube Channel: Thought For Food TV

Support TFF: www.patreon.com/thoughtforfood

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Music by:

soundcloud.com/dcuttermusic

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