|Figure 1: Urinary Levels of TMA+TMAO Following Ingestion of Various Seafoods|
I don't know about you, but I'm not going to be removing seafood and fish from my diet anytime soon! And for the record, I won't be removing red meat either... or cow heart, one of many different pieces of offal we tried out during my cook-and-taste trials. Some things were good (heart, liver), some things took a bit of getting use to (tongue) and others I just wasn't a fan regardless of how it was prepared (kidney). Anyways, back to red meat, I might do a full post on offal sometime in the future!
|Figure 2: Urinary Levels of TMA+TMAO Following Ingestion of Various Fish|
Even more interesting is the amount of TMAO excreted in the urine from eating fruits and vegetables... you'd think there's no way fruits and vegetables could contain these substances in large quantities, but you'd be wrong (Figure 3). Guess we'd all better avoid peas and cauliflower too!
|Figure 3: Urinary Levels of TMA+TMAO Following Ingestion of Various Fruits/Veg|
Instead of belaboring the point further, and all joking aside, Chris Kresser does an excellent job summing up the different resources on the subject. For my favorite in-depth