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122 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: jaibot 28 February 2014 04:47:03PM 1 point [-]

What about algae oil?

I'm also looking at krill oil. My vegetarianism is approximately Peter-Singer-When-He-Still-Ate-Mussels (http://www.wesleyan.edu/wsa/warn/singer_fish.htm), and I'm pretty sure Krill are simple enough that there's no disutility in consuming them, but I'm having trouble finding anything definitive.

Comment author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 08:39:50PM 3 points [-]

I have a general heuristic in my diet of "if you need to process ten thousand of something to get the amount you want to eat, don't do that."

Comment author: juliawise 01 March 2014 02:10:08AM 4 points [-]

What about yeast? This seems like a silly heuristic.

Comment author: RomeoStevens 01 March 2014 04:05:50AM -1 points [-]

I'm not at all confident eating lots of yeast is great for our gut bacteria.

Comment author: Lumifer 03 March 2014 05:26:19PM 0 points [-]

Replace yeast/bread with yogurt, then.

Comment author: RomeoStevens 03 March 2014 07:56:43PM *  -1 points [-]

it would be reasonable for, by yourself, to create yogurt. It would not be reasonable for you by yourself to produce canola oil.

Comment author: Lumifer 03 March 2014 07:58:05PM 2 points [-]

And how is this relevant to the discussion?

Comment author: RomeoStevens 03 March 2014 08:02:37PM -1 points [-]

one is processing 10,000 of something to get an edible amount. One is letting some warm milk sit with a starter culture.

Comment author: trist 01 March 2014 07:06:04AM -1 points [-]

Perhaps the reference is to "nutritional yeast", which are all dead, and won't impact your gut bacteria aside from being provided with more nutrients.

Comment author: juliawise 03 March 2014 05:16:55PM *  0 points [-]

I was thinking of bread, actually. Not that bread is the greatest for you, but the problem isn't the yeast (which are dead, anyway).