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Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets. You don't need any animal or dairy products in your diet after childhood. Just be sure to take B12 supplements because B12 is the only vitamin found only in animal products. As for calcium, eat plenty of leafy greens. Vitamin d - unless you live in the tundra, the sun is best. Protein --> beans.
Answered on Jan 22, 2020
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Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Two good sources of information are dr.mcdougall.com and nutritionfacts.org. Both give lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Apr 29, 2014

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