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My child is the typical picky 9 year old eater. But she loves cakes and cookies. What's an easy fix?

My child is the typical picky 9 year old eater. But she loves cakes and cookies.  What's an easy fix?

Healthy choices: Keep cakes and cookies for a special treat for holidays and birthdays. Give your child a variety of healthy choices, including healthy snacks. Let your child help prepare meals- some kids will eat foods they helped cook. Let your child go to the grocery with you and pick out a healthy treat. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any cereals or other B12 fortified vegan foods using hydroxocobalamin (not cyanocobalamin)?

Please tell me if there are any cereals or other B12 fortified vegan foods using hydroxocobalamin (not cyanocobalamin)?

Probably not but...: As far as I know, all foods fortified with B12 are fortified with the cyanocobalamin form, as it is the least expensive.It is hard to know for sure, as the labels always just say B12 and don't specify the type. But if anyone is going to the extra expense of fortifying with hydroxocobalamin they are not telling us! I advise vegans supplement with hyroxocobalamin or methylcobalamin. See comment: ...Read more

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Is vegan food free of dairy?

Is vegan food free of dairy?

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

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Can you tell me how to gain weight as a vegan?

Can you tell me how to gain weight as a vegan?

Vegetarian foods: to help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, Smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet any good?

Is a vegan diet any good?

Moral high ground: In this era of factory farming, it's a conscientious choice but each of the big recent studies shows no health advantage or disadvantage of a supplementing vegan over an omnivore in longevity or any category of illness if you control for other health habits. A non-supplementing vegan will become seriously sick in a few months. Be discerning and recognize the huckstering & real caring about animals ...Read more

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How to eat a healthy vegan diet?

How to eat a healthy vegan diet?

Less processed food: You may have an unhealthy vegan diet if you add too many processed foods. Granted , they may be better than non vegan choices. Using whole foods whenever possible is a good start. ...Read more

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What is a vegan diet? Is it healthy?

What is a vegan diet? Is it healthy?

Vegan: Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes: http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/?, www.peta.org/recipes/. You need to be well educated on the matter to adopt a balance vegan diet. ...Read more

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Is a vegan lifestyle safe for my toddler?

Is a vegan lifestyle safe for my toddler?

Tricky: question as toddlers are notoriously picky and getting all required nutrients for growth and development with a restricted diet may be challenging. If you are very well educated on veganism and have consulted regularly with a doctor or nutritionist to determine protein and vitamin requirements for weight and age, you can be successful! Good luck. ...Read more