bukake queen wrote: >>>>>activity and a vegetarian diet decreases (or can) decrease the size of your testicles and >>>>>fertility, does anyone know if there is any fact in this and if so, is there a nutritional >>>>>aspect? >>>> >>>>Semen production requires a lot of zinc, which is often lacking in vegetarian diets. >>> >>>'An American study found that organically grown food contained much higher average levels of >>>minerals than non-organic food. For example, there was 63 per cent more calcium, 73 per cent more >>>iron, 125 per cent more potassium and 60 per cent more zinc in the organically produced foods. >>>There was also 29 per cent less of the toxic element mercury.' >>>http://www.ekolantbruk.se/PDFer/Myth%20and%20reality.pdf >> >>You illiterate slut. > > You ignorant low-life liar. You've cornered the market on ignorance, you filthy skag. >>The question wasn't between organic and conventional. The question is between *types* of diets. >> >>Studies show that vegetarian diets often contain less zinc than meat-diets, so vegetarians need to >>eat plenty of foods that are rich in zinc. >>http://www.vegetarian-diet.info/zinc-vegetarian-diet.htm >> >>Avoidance of animal products in the diet was associated with decreased intakes of energy, protein, >>fat, calcium, and zinc and increased consumption of crude fiber, potassium, vitamin A, and >>ascorbic acid. The low dietary intake of zinc by vegetarian women was believed to result from >>liberal use of foods low in zinc such as fruits and vegetables, whereas vegetarian men primarily >>consumed zinc-rich food such as legumes and cheeses Lacto-ovo-vegetarians consumed twice the >>amount of crude fiber consumed by non-vegetarians and vegans four times as much. The zinc content >>of salivary sediment was significantly lower in vegetarians than in non-vegetarians; vegans had >>the lowest mean level... http://tinyurl.com/wzje >> >>Vegetarian diets in the United States typically contain between 10 and 30 percent less zinc than >>nonvegetarian diets. >> >>And they also contribute a lot of fiber and phytic acid, which tend to tie up minerals and make >>them less available for absorption.... >> >>The women... absorbed less zinc from the vegetarian diet—21 percent less. Combined with the 14 >>percent lower zinc content of the vegetarian diet, the women absorbed a total of 35 percent less >>zinc. And their blood zinc levels were 5 percent lower after 8 weeks on the vegetarian diet. >>http://tinyurl.com/wzjk >> >>The last article continues that the women weren't at any health risk, but then again women don't >>need zinc to produce healthy sperm. Men do: http://www.ein.org/fitsperm.htm > > and.. > > 'An American study found that organically grown food contained much higher average levels of > minerals than non-organic food. For example, there was 63 per cent more calcium, 73 per cent more > iron, 125 per cent more potassium and 60 per cent more zinc in the organically produced foods. > There was also 29 per cent less of the toxic element mercury.' > http://www.ekolantbruk.se/PDFer/Myth%20and%20reality.pdf Completely irrelevant to the issue at hand, turd-brain. My cat is smarter than you are.