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Can Vegans Eat Jelly
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
Fat vs fit:
You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass.
Vegan choices include vegetable oils and beans and legumes. ...Read more
NO: The best vegan protein sources are nuts, seeds, beans & quinoa. It is very difficult to get all the protein you need solely from fruits & vegetables. But the clincher is essential fatty acids- I don't think there are any significant sources of omega 3 fats in fruits & veggies. If you aspire to a paleo diet it is not necessary to have beans or grains but you need nuts & seeds (hemp seeds esp. Good). ...Read more
Hard to digest:
Many people advocate eating "raw foods" as they believe it has more enzymes & nutrients, but some foods are difficult to digest when raw and wheat is one of them. Most vegan cookie dough has wheat. When was the last time you ate raw flour?
The answer depends on your definition of "safe." it probably won't make you violently ill but I do not recommend it (except for maybe a tiny taste). ...Read more
Alternative? Worried about my health I don't eat meat, and I don't eat vegan food, and so on I'm scared I eat alot of grains? I'm not growing idk help
Optimal health: You can be very healthy. Eat whole grains, quinoa, nuts, fruits, veggies, yogurt, beans, soy or tofu, eggs. Drink a healthy beverage: Fusion V8, Silk. Have a bit of dairy. Take control to balance and expand veggie and fruit and nut choices. Take a multivit per day. Centrum or equivalent is fine. Exercise some each day. Rest at night. ...Read more
Diet's not the key: I hope that you will manage your cholesterol and any other coronary risk factors appropriately. Vegans have the moral high ground, but all the really big good studies I've seen have shown no impact of vegetarianism / veganism on any health or longevity parameter when we control for other lifestyle factors. I'm sorry you were deceived. Eat to please yourself and stay physically fit. ...Read more
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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 more
Started a vegan and veggie diet. Lost 10 pounds already in week and half what can I eat to gain weight that has protein or weight?
Vegan diet: Are you dieting in order to lose weight? If so, a vegan diet has some deficiencies. You'd be better off by having a one time consultation with a registered dietitian at your hospital. You will be told what your ideal weight should be and how many calories you should consume daily depending upon your usual level of physical activity. You will be given a healthy diet specifically for you ...Read more
We're vegetarians, but still eat pretty unhealthy. For the new year my goal is to go vegan (plant based and raw).Please tell me about the benefits.
Benefits unproven: There is much research showing benefits of a vegetarian diet but little research on the additional benefits of a raw vegan diet. Proponents claim it's the best possible diet. It has been shown to often reverse diabetes.I believe eating mostly plants is extremely healthy but don't feel raw is always best for everyone. Make sure to take b12. See my comment for links to some articles on this subject:. ...Read more
Is a vegan diet really the healthiest route? So many "experts" with conflicting view points... And my family dr. Believes no one should eat wheat.
Investigate for you: I think that it is 'one' of the healthiest routes. It is the best for me, maybe not for you. Many people cannot eat wheat, but most can. Experts will always disagree. You have to investigate to see which 'expert' you agree with. Give whatever approach you take time to work. It may take several months ...Read more
Was trying to eat lowfat-vegan but wasn't losing weight maybe cause of the refinedsugar. What would be a good limit because I can't give it up entirely?
TotalCarbs<50Cal/Day: For successful weight loss, weigh daily, 1st thing after up & commode, nude, chart wt. Daily & review what was eaten previous day. Study: http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, http://goo. Gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo. Gl/e2lDwm, DietDoctor. Com, http://goo. Gl/JH8XBX, especially: http://goo. Gl/02iz6i, NuSI. Org, http://goo. Gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo. Gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo. Gl/XIpLFY, http://goo. Gl/LG8tKl, http://goo. Gl/uDGIwD, etc ...Read more
No specific foods:
Cause the breast size alone to increase. Breast size is
likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding ; possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise ; weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. ...Read more
Genetics: Please forgive my frankness. Diet is only a minor factor in determining your uric acid levels, and the health benefits of the vegan diet are less clear than the moral benefits. This is the truth despite everything you read online. You also need to have a competent, evidence-based physician to guide you with supplementing if you're going to continue as a vegan. ...Read more
Where can I get protein if I am vegan? I can't eat beans & nuts all day so what are other sources of protein?
Protein for Vegans:
I was a vegan for almost 20 years. I started when I was 18, so it can get boring. Often combine various protein sources can give you variety as well more essential amino acids Try beans in different forms in like Tofu, Temph, Natto or other protein sources: Setian, Quorn, Ezekiel Bread, Quinoa, Hempseed, Chia, Spirulina
Follow @drnatashasandy for upcoming blog with healthy updates and meal ideas ...Read more
I'm a new vegan (4 months) and don't eat soy or tofu. What are the best sources of complete proteins (including combinations of foods)? Thank you.
I became vegan. I did it for 8 weeks now. But I miss chicken. I'm thinking of adding only chicken back to my diet. Will it make me sick to eat it now?
No: I wouldn't think so-you weren't allergic to it in the first place. I'm sure your digestive system can still digest chicken. Go for it- just wing it... ...Read more
Likely geens.: Whether you are trying to be vegan or not, you muist avoid foods high in phenylalanine. These are foods like meat, chicken, fish, eggs, nuts, cheese, legumes, milk and other dairy products and starchy foods, like potatoes, bread, pasta, and corn, must be monitored. The sweetener aspartame, in many diet foods and soft drinks, must also be avoided. Leafy greens are likely ok. See dr. To be sure. ...Read more
? Allergy: If you are allergic to dairy products and if this is dairy free, it should be OK. Test with a small amount and with others present, if you become unwell. All the best. ...Read more
What is the best diet for auto immune illnesses?? . I've heard vegan I've heard paleo I've heard eat more fish.
No science here: These are simply folks' impressions, though they may be passionate about them. There aren't going to be prospective randomized studies because nobody will participate in them. Generally, food choices have little to do with health and disease despite all the huckstering. There are a few notable exceptions. If your physician agrees, working hard to stay fit often helps greatly with these. ...Read more
I used to eat 10 egg whites a day for protein. Now I m a complete vegan. So what food can I take to substitute t egg?
Vegan pure protein?: In looking to substitute a plant product for egg whites, one will have to look for some vegan "pure protein". That is hard to find because plants have no interest in making just protein. The protein will be mixed with fats, fiber, and carb's, so the vegetarian has to look at his entire diet to balance it. Eating bean, nut, or legume products, one will give him plenty of protein, plus other stuff. ...Read more
I'm vegan so I eat really clean but I realized how out of shape I was, so I've been running everyday but I'm getting these really terrible cramps?
Cramping Style...: So specifically, these cramps you are having, are they located. ........isolated area.....all over....? ...Read more
Will I gain weight if I (slowly) go off 100mg topamax (topiramate)? I'm on wellbutrin&I eat a strict healthy vegan diet.
How about exercise?: I was waiting to hear "and get on a GREAT REGIMEN of EXERCISE. Weight control is contingent upon eating well, eating only for the body's needs not the brain's, & giving the body plenty of opportunity to burn excess calories thereby improving conditioning and general wellness. So I would say, NO you shouldn't worry about coming off TOPAMAX (topiramate) in terms of weight if you do these things. Why on Topamax (topiramate)? ...Read more
My stomach has become extremely weak, I've been vegan for 6 months and everything I eat upsets my stomach, even raw foods.?
My 7 year old sister decided to turn vegan and has become anaemic, she has refused to eat meat and she hates vegetables, what should I do?
This is serious: The world is a confusing place, even more so for children. Youngsters may feel sorry for animals, may believe obvious disinformation about the "healthy vegan diet", and often "deciding to become a vegan" covers for the onset of anorexia nervosa. Hopefully your parents will be sensible enough to work with your physician and treat this as the life-threatening situation that you know it is. ...Read more
20 min after I eat my stomach feels like it's eating itself like I haven't eatin anything or so. (I'm a raw vegan.)What's wrong with me???
Some possibilities: ...There are lots of diseases of the stomach that can result in dyspepsia or pyrosis. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more
I am vegan, I eat plenty of food for how active I am, but I am about 8 pounds underweight according to BMI standards. Should I be concerned?
Underweight: Having an underweight BMI is correlated with an increase in medical problems. Ensure that in additiion to quantity of food, you are getting an adequate quantity of calories. The way to get to a normal body weight entails gaining weight by taking in more calories than you burn in daily activites. ...Read more
I eat peanut butter 3-4 times a day. I usually eat it with apples, bananas, oatmeal. As a vegan, this is one of the food that fills me up. Unhealthy?
Peanut butter safety: Peanut butter in moderation is not harmful unless you are allergic/sensitive to it, although there has been concern over the presence of aflatoxin. Interesting alternatives to peanut are almond and hazelnut butters (would provide more of a variety of tastes and textures, and decrease the total amount of peanut in your system). "Natural' varieties have less sugar. These butters are high calorie ...Read more
I am vegan and only eat whole foods (fruit, veg, whole grains, beans, etc.), and I drink 2-3 L H2O/day, yet I've been constipated recently. What's up?
A few possibilities:
You're correct that a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fiber & water should prevent constipation. However, some vegetables (like cruciferous veggies, esp. Raw) can suppress thyroid function and hypothyroidism can cause constipation- see http://tinyurl. Com/koyamo5
An imbalance of Gi flora (including yeast overgrowth & certain parasites), magnesium deficiency & stress are among other possible causes. ...Read more
Hi. I've been eating vegan/raw foods for the past 2 1/2 years. But I noticed when I eat cooked foods my stool becomes greasy with an orange oil color.
Orange stool: Orange color stool could be from orange-colored foods or high in beta-carotene or from medications but could also indicate liver or gall bladder dysfunction. It is recommended to consult with a doctor to rule out liver or gallbladder disease especially if symptoms persist or develop worsening symptoms such as but not limited to abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more
Vegetarian/vegan: Seafood should contain no shellfish. It would be made with plant ingredients made to mimic the taste of shellfish. Therefore, if it is purely vegetarian or vegan it should be fine. Of course, you should always check or ask about the ingredients and about whether the preparation facility also processes seafood and could, therefore, cause cross contamination. ...Read more
Diagnosed wit cirrhosis & fatty liver. I've startd a vegan diet but is it ok to eat crawfish & shrimp?
Do what you want: If you eat crawfish / shrimp, you are not a vegan. A vegan diet is the moral high ground but it will give you no benefit in managing your cirrhosis or fatty liver. Since you're interested in vegetarianism, why not get with an evidence-based veggie-friendly clinician in your community? You're seriously sick -- they can give you the facts, bypassing the disinformation from the militants. ...Read more
Please tell me if it is okay to stress-eat or binge-eat if eating healthy food (healthy as in organic and vegan)?
Although that might: Be better than bingeing on crap food- the body really doesn't like ingesting huge amounts of food to the point of discomfort. If you have an uncomfortable relationship with food - have you considered overeater's anonymous? ...Read more
Could losing weight a few lbs a week and low resting heart rate 40 be signs of danger? I started to eat vegan style and exercise moderately recently.
I was raised as a vegan, I've never eaten meat, fish, pork or chicken in my life, and I've been anaemic for months, what foods should I eat?
Depends on cause.: You need to check out why you're anemic. Most common cause would be iron deficiency, but could be B12 deficiency as well, which is very dangerous. All vegans need to take 1000 mcg of B12 a day in the form of cobalamin. There are other causes of anemia that have nothing to do with diet, so get yourself checked out to figure it out. Once you know the cause, you can figure out what foods to increase. ...Read more
What to do if I found out I am allergic to all dairy products goats milk soy gluten eggs corn and all white fish plus I'm vegan, what can I eat?
Trust your gut ;): Call me a skeptic. I worry you've been done a disservice. By how you phrased the question, I have a hunch someone blasted you w/ random blood tests. Then assumed all positives were true. Naive. It's easy to test; takes experience/wisdom to interpret, based on evidenced-based medicine. See a good allergist (many in chicagoland) to learn which of these values represent a true positive. ...Read more
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