On Episode 8 of the Musashi R&D Sessions Podcast, Ross and Dhiren discuss the differences between several contrasting diets in this week’s topic – Plant vs Meat.

The guys chew over the best plant-based sources of protein, the impact of deficiencies resulting from different diets, and performing in sports as a vegetarian. R&D also debate the ethics of meat and plant-based diets, the trade-off between protein and fibre, and the best sources of meat based on your goals. As the sporting world begins to restart, the guys address Sharks’ Bronson Xerri testing positive, Mike Tyson preparing to name his comeback opponent, and the return dates of the Premier League and the NBA. This episode we finish with a pair of listener questions on running vs walking, and eating after intense exercise. R&D manage to guess the origin of a famous athlete quote pitched by Hal the Intern, and Dhiren applies the philosophy of Miyamoto Musashi to the topic using the quote:

“A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.”

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References: Ethical dieting: https://amp.abc.net.au/article/11266420 Ethics of meat production: https://www.amazon.com.au/Eating-Meat… Going plant based: https://musashi.com/going-plant-based/ Fish don’t have feelings: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases… Healthy user effect: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Plant based health: https://www.nature.com/articles/s4139… https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Plant vs animal protein: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation: http://www.fao.org/3/a0701e/a0701e00.htm Water footprint, animal vs plant: https://waterfootprint.org/en/water-f… https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/a…


Timestamp: 0:00:55 – Start 0:01:55 – Intro to Topic 0:03:50 – Reasons to be plant-based 0:05:50 – R&D plant preferences 0:09:38 – Different plant based diets 0:11:12 – Foundation of your diet 0:12:23 – Amino acids from plant sources 0:15:06 – Best plant-based sources of protein 0:18:07 – Trade-off between protein and fibre 0:19:06 – Healthy user bias 0:20:22 – Comparing health through studies 0:21:39 – Deficiencies in diets 0:22:34 – B12 0:23:07 – Performing in sports as a vegetarian 0:24:52 – Growth of veganism 0:25:36 – Leucine 0:26:09 – Plant-based protein shakes 0:27:59 – Ethics of meat and plant-based diets 0:32:23 – Communication between plants 0:35:12 – Carnivore diet 0:35:55 – Advantages and disadvantages of meat 0:39:51 – Greenhouse gas emissions from meat products 0:42:08 – Why Aliens have green blood 0:43:21 – How much water goes into one hamburger 0:45:01 – Criticisms of industry studies 0:47:03 – Satiety 0:48:25 – Comparing a vegetarian to a meat-consumer 0:48:42 – Best sources of meat 0:49:55 – Weirdest meats eaten 0:51:06 – Optimal diet 0:52:50 – Experimenting with new diets 0:55:30 – Flavoured milk 0:57:14 – Listener questions 1:02:44 – Sports news 1:14:11 – Mystery quote 1:15:09 – Musashi quote