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More Black Americans Are Giving up Meat and Dairy
Toledo Blade ^ | Rose Russell | ROSE RUSSELL

Posted on 09/04/2012 5:15:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Say "soul food" and most people imagine a spread of barbecued ribs, fried chicken and pork chops, ham, black-eyed peas and green beans with ham hocks, corn bread, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and a delectable list of desserts.

"That is not 'soul food,' " said Ishmael Shakur. Instead, to him, it is "destroying souls."

A vegetarian for six years, the 38-year-old who works with teenagers at the Zepf Center in Toledo gets upset when such a menu is labeled traditional African-American food.

"A lot of people think a real good, wholesome meal is when you sit back bloated and full and nod off," he said. "To me, soul food is food that adds to your spirit, gives you energy, gives you life, and helps you feel vibrant."

Mr. Shakur is among a rising number of black Americans who are becoming vegetarian and vegan, who eat a plant-based diet as well as grains, fruits, nuts, and seeds and exclude red meat, poultry, and seafood. There are several types of vegetarians: lacto vegetarians eat dairy products but not eggs; ovo vegetarians eat eggs but not dairy products; lacto-ovo vegetarians eat both eggs and dairy products, and vegans do not eat honey or any animal products whatsoever. Also, pescetarians eat seafood but no other flesh.

While there are no firm numbers, anecdotal evidence indicates a rising interest in vegetarianism and veganism among black Americans. In fact, their interest has contributed to the growing list of Internet sites and cookbooks geared to that group, including By Any Greens Necessary by Tracye Lynn McQuirter; Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, & Creative African American Cuisine by Bryant Terry, and The Ethnic Vegetarian by Angela Shelf Medearis.

(Excerpt) Read more at toledoblade.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: blackpanthers; byanygreensnecessary; culturewar; halaldiet; indoctrination; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory; veganism

1 posted on 09/04/2012 5:15:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Not enough, apparently.

Compared with whites, Blacks had 51% higher and Hispanics had 21% higher obesity rates

To reduce racial and ethnic disparities in obesity rates we must intensify our efforts to create an environment for healthy living.

http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsObesityAdults/index.html

2 posted on 09/04/2012 5:20:58 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway

I suspect it is no more a trend than marriage in the Black culture.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 5:22:35 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: nickcarraway
"Yo! Yo! Yo! I got me some soul food right here! This is it, brother! Real soul food! I got some tofu, I got Belgian endive, I got flax seed -- lots of flax seed, my man! And lookee here -- we got some grapes!! Hmmmmmmmmmm! Just like my Momma made!"

Some people just like to redefine things and pretend that their use of language is just universally accepted.

4 posted on 09/04/2012 5:22:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: nickcarraway
Probably spends his EBT at Whole Foods:


5 posted on 09/04/2012 5:26:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nickcarraway

good. more ribs for me!


6 posted on 09/04/2012 5:27:31 PM PDT by oilspot (You get more of what you subsidise.)
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To: nickcarraway

Our local [Phoenix, AZ] sub shop, Captain Bill’s has outrageous bumper stickers. One of my favorites:

If God didn’t want us to eat animals
He wouldn’t have made them out of meat!


7 posted on 09/04/2012 5:27:43 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: ClearCase_guy
You can tell yourself that Spike Lee is a great director. But he isn't.
You can tell yourself that Maya Angelou is a great poet. But she isn't.
You can tell yourself that soul food is healthy. But it isn't.
8 posted on 09/04/2012 5:31:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: nascarnation

That’s almost identical to the lunch I brought to work tonight. If I had beans and rice, or ribs, or fried chicken in the fridge, that’s what I’d be having!


9 posted on 09/04/2012 5:33:06 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Jes like my momma usta pick!....


11 posted on 09/04/2012 5:37:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: nickcarraway

More for me, then.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 5:37:14 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: nickcarraway

Meat and dairy don’t make them fat. White bread and sugar do. The first wookie should be telling them that.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 5:38:25 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Soul food is healthy as long as it is consumed in healthy quantities.......


14 posted on 09/04/2012 5:38:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: BfloGuy

Not sugar, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.......


15 posted on 09/04/2012 5:39:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: BfloGuy
The first wookie should be telling them that.

She'll tell YOU and ME that, but she ain't gonna tell THEM that, LOL.

16 posted on 09/04/2012 5:41:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: BfloGuy

Bullseye. I hate to imagine all the people harmed by the American Diabetes Foundation’s advice for decades that carbs should be a main part of their diets. They only recently have been dragged—kicking and screaming—into the low-carb era. They are a dreadful bunch.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 5:48:37 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: nickcarraway

BS... Go to a Grocery Store ... stand in line ... get pissed off.

TT


18 posted on 09/04/2012 5:50:02 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Ken H

>> Compared with whites, Blacks had 51% higher and Hispanics had 21% higher obesity rates

Make ‘em buy their OWN damn food and I bet they’d lose weight.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 6:01:31 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: nickcarraway
The obesity is not from good animal protein, it is from the high amount of carbohydrates in the diet. Here is an article from Scientific American that says,

"Now a spate of new research, including a meta-analysis of nearly two dozen studies, suggests a reason why: investigators may have picked the wrong culprit. Processed carbohydrates, which many Americans eat today in place of fat, may increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease more than fat does—a finding that has serious implications for new dietary guidelines expected this year.

Here is the link:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=carbs-against-cardio

Sorry that I don't know how to post a link that is clickable to the website.

20 posted on 09/04/2012 6:24:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: the_Watchman

I live on the coast and saw this bumpersticker yesterday:

Spearguns don’t kill fish. I kill fish.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 6:34:47 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: jonrick46
< a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=carbs-against-cardio">http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=carbs-against-cardio< /a>

Remove the space after the "<" at the beginning and at the end and you get:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=carbs-against-cardio

Thanks for the link.

22 posted on 09/04/2012 7:03:08 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Tzar
He does realize that vegetarians are allowed to prepare actual dishes, right?

Maybe he's really a vitanaturavegaminarian, and doesn't know it.

23 posted on 09/04/2012 8:10:52 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: TChad

Thank you for the help.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 8:50:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: nickcarraway

Is Ishmael Shakur a muslim trying to get his fellow black man off of pork products? His linked in profile only indicates he teaches yoga.


25 posted on 09/04/2012 9:14:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: BfloGuy

Maybe Mama Obama should be telling the black community to go ELSEWHERE than liquor stores for fresh fruit (recall that as her idea of a SUCCESS story).


26 posted on 09/04/2012 9:20:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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