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Are Tortilla Chips Vegan
What's so bad about potato chips? Is it okay if I eat them as a part of a balanced healthy vegan diet?
I know ....: How can something that tastes so good be so bad for you! The two big problems are fat and salt! There are 150 calories in a single serving bag of potato chips, & nearly 100 of them (2/3!) are fat. The fat in them can contribute to common problems of oily skin & acne such as you report. But I don't believe in a total ban of anything that you really enjoy: eat a single serving bag 1-2 times/week:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: By definition. If you want to become a vegan for moral reasons, be sure you know exactly what you are doing, and take the supplements you need, or you will ruin your health quickly. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be warned. ...Read more
If done carefully: There is limited research but a careful vegan diet can be very healthy; vegan diets reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, lower cholesterol & likely reduce cancer risk. However, certain nutrients such as vitamin b12, carnitine, taurine & dha are difficult to obtain with a vegan dirt so should be supplemented. See www.Vegetarian-nutrition.Info/updates/vegan-diets-pros-cons.Php for more info. ...Read more
Yes: You have the moral high ground & are watching your diet. The health benefits of any form of vegetarianism have resisted demonstration in the major scientific studies largely because vegetarians tend to have other healthy lifestyle considerations. You must supplement as a vegan or you will ruin your health quickly. Adopting this lifestyle also makes it much harder for you to be a good guest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: It is an extremely restrictive diet that is billed by its promoter as a one-size-fits-all for a huge variety of totally distinct diseases of the nervous system. I'd simply urge you to address real health concerns with an evidence-based physician, and not trouble yourself with a difficult diet that's almost certain to disappoint you -- either "ultramind" or something else. ...Read more
Stop eating meat?: Couldn't be more simple. Vegetarian diet is associated with lower incidence of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes, but specific effects of diet versus associated lifestyle are hard to sort out. There may be some marginal benefit to being a vegetarian. ...Read more
None: There are no physical or medical contraindication to being a vegan, as long as you make efforts to obtain all of your complete proteins, nutrients and vitamins through a well balanced diet and poss. Supplements if necessary; also call ahead to restaurants if unsure of their desire or ability; most will be accommodating! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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