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Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2020
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I was a vegetarian when I was 15 for about 1 1/2 years in 1973. ( I don't recommend vegetarianism unless you're very careful, or use the diets of societies such as India etc with long term vegetarianism. ) Basically I just quit eating meat, but didn't eat a carefully crafted balanced diet. My upbringing was in a dysfunctional and emotionally abusive home. I ended up in the deepest depression for 6 mos then trying to commit suicide. I took handfuls of my hypochondriac mom's drugs, had my stomach pumped, and was hospitalized a few days. They sent me to an expensive private insurance psychiatric hospital (I was relieved at that, I needed help ).
The reason I say all this is because in the hospital cafeteria there I noticed it seemed like 1/3 of the residents were vegetarians ! Years later I found out that that fats are needed for serotonin production. The fats in meats are very important to that and you have to replace them in a balanced way as a vegetarian. VEGETARIANS, PLEASE RESEARCH THIS ! Oddly enough, later in the 80s or 90s the " experts " all came out recommending a low fat diet, but not stressing the importance of healthy fats during that time. That is exactly when Prozac came out and sales went through the roof ! Also depression became rampant and more mainstream. I can't help thinking that it was all somewhat intentional....
During Covid I kept craving hotdogs, so I tried these Loma Linda Linketts. You get 10 in a can, slightly shorter that regular Oscar Meyer type hotdogs. They kinda smell like hotdogs, even kinda taste like hot dogs...( how do they do that ?). The texture is closer to the hard tofu I'd guess. I tried them on bread with mustard and relish and a side of pork and beans. They were edible but I still craved real hotdogs, that didn't go away. Somehow I didn't find them very filling either. I believe it is because they have wheat and corn besides soy. The price is steep for my Disability income. When I was a vegetarian, I didn't look for nor eat meat replacement chicken, beef or pork, it seems silly to me, to each their own... Blessings all !
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