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melmul2

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Has anyone been able to eat Quorn products
I'm vegaterian
I'm only this week cut out tea coffee tomatoes I've found less pain with cutting out tes
I've had a little chocolate and been fine
I use Quorn a lot [frown]((

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Hello melissa

I am sorry i am unable to answer your query,but certainly eliminating those items you have listed will help, have you looked through the diet section on both this forum and the COB website? they have much advice to offer.

Also as a Member of COB you would have access to our Nutition advisor,
http://www.cobfoundation.org/information--support/resources/nutrition-service

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I had wondered about Quorn. I was told when first joining COB that red meat is very acidic so have tended to avoid it. However, meals such as shepherds and cottage pie require red meat and as I have had to cut out so many things was still hoping to be able to eat these as long as I left out any tomatoe based products. I looked through the COB dietry booklet listing the foods that are thought to be good or bad for sufferers and it seems that soya based products are not thought to be good. I don't know for sure but I believed Quorn to be soya based. If this is so am I best to use fresh beef or lamb mince or the Quorn for such meals does anyone know? Going by the dietry list I would suspect the meat. This surprises me as again when I first joined COB I was told that many sufferers are vegaterian. Has anyone any advice?
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Hello cherrypie

Do contact COB Nutrition service as above reply to melmul2. am sure you will find much to assist you.

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P.S personally i thought quorm came from a fungus, if I am correct this may cause some irritation .

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Thanks for your reply Kate. From all that I have read so far I think that I am probably best with the fresh meat. My problem at the moment is eating a varied balanced diet that I actually like. In the past I have always liked meals with rich sauces which are not great for me now. I am losing weight, partly because I am nervous about trying certain foods now and partly because I have less and less interest in food. I intend to have another good look at the COB recipie book. I had a quck look when I first received it but intend to revisit it.
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Hi Cherrypie,

Quorn is soya based and soya based products are not good for many reasons. Usually GMO, highly processed, not easily digestible but more importantly soya mimics estrogens so consuming it regularly can make the estrogens more dominant which can affect the immune system and balance in the body.  There is a lot of research now on the problems of soya. There was even a study in the Lancet about babies and young children being given soya milk as a substitute if they could not tolerate cows milk and they were receiving high amounts of eostrogens.  I wish I had known this when my young son could not tolerate cows milk, as he had a lot of soy and it did him untold damage to his immune system and laid him up for all kinds of auto-immune and gut related problems.

Sadly modern food manufacturing is filling so much food with soya and its derivatives. Also people who are following, quite rightly, a gluten free diet (gluten is very bad for the immune system even if you are not diagnosed Coeliac as non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity is far more common) tend to lean towards substitutes and soya is often one of them. Also people who are avoiding milk and dairy will also tend to think of soya milk as a substitute.   The coconut milks are better but I think after a bit of research you will see that soya is best avoided.

Took this from a website but there is loads of information on the internet about the  soya.  Not sure if we are allowed to print it so it may be moderated. If so just look up about soya and eostrogens, gmo etc.


• Soybeans are high in natural toxins, also known as antinutrients. This includes a large quantity of inhibitors that deter the enzymes needed for protein digestion. Further, these enzyme inhibitors are not entirely disabled during ordinary cooking. The result is extensive gastric distress and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake, which can result in dangerous pancreatic impairments and cancer.

• Soybeans contain hemaglutinins, which cause red blood cells to clump together. Soybeans also have growth-depressant substances, and while these substances are reduced in processing, they are not completely eliminated.

• Soy contains goitrogens, which can frequently lead to depressed thyroid function.

• Most soybeans (over 80%) are genetically modified, and they contain one of the highest levels of pesticide contamination of all foods.

• Soybeans are very high in phytates, which prevent the absorption of minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, all of which are co-factors for optimal biochemistry in your body.
 
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I too was under the impression that Quorn products were fungi based not soya. Am I wrong? There was a programme on TV that showed the process that made the various products in the range and it was a British company here in the U.K. I mix it half and half with beef mince and find it is okay for me.
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This is what I found on the Web...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusarium_venenatum

http://www.quorn.com/quorn-ingredients/
states Soya free




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Yes it is a fungus.
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