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Doctor insights on: Risks Of A Vegan Diet

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Is it good for your health to become vegan?

Is it good for your health to become vegan?

Yes and no: 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. You'll lose weight because your food doesn't taste as good, and meet fitness enthusiasts which is good. 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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What vegan friendly foods will improve my health the most?

What vegan friendly foods will improve my health the most?

Vegan friendly foods: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Vegan friendly foods: Oatmeal, Plant Protein smoothie. Collard greens, watercress, kale, arugula, Avocados, peanut butter. Watermelon, Plums, red grapes. Beans and lentils. Nuts, seeds, unsweetened dried fruit, and dark chocolate. Drink Water filled with sliced whole lemons, oranges or grapefruits Be disciplined, be consistent, set small goals. ...Read more

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Should i become a vegan? Are there any health benefits?

Should i become a vegan? Are there any health benefits?

Moral benefits: The moral benefits (protest against factory farming of animals) are admirable. The health benefits are difficult to study given that vegans tend to have other good habits (no alcohol, no tobacco, focus on fitness). "the china study" was deeply flawed by reliance on death certificates during mao's famine. Be very sure to supplement wisely or veganism will ruin your health, maybe permanently. ...Read more

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What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

What are the health pros and cons of vegan diet in humans?

Limited: Despite all the "pop" claims, the huge study in am. J. Clin. Nutr. 89: 1613s, 2009 found no different between british vegetarians and omnivores in any category when researchers control for the other healthy lifestyle habits of vegetarians. "the china study" is misleading subscience by a well-intentioned man misled during mao's famine. The moral benefits are substantial. Choose what's right for you. ...Read more

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How does the health of a vegan compare to that of a vegetarian?

How does the health of a vegan compare to that of a vegetarian?

Healthy Diet: I admire you for your concern for Health. Both Vegetarian and Vegan Diets are healthy. Both Diets can include Quinoa, Whole grain bread, Beans, Lentils, Soy Bean preparations like Tofu, Edemame, Soy milk, Almond milk, Rice milk, Brown Rice Nuts, Vegetables, Fruits and Berries. Vegetarian Diet includes Dairy-milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream whereas Vegan Diet does not have dairy. Health is Wealth. ...Read more

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What are the health differences seen between carnivorous diets and vegan diets?

What are the health differences seen between carnivorous diets and vegan diets?

This article: covers your question: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/major-health-differences-vegetarians-meateaters-2790.html

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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

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

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I see a lot of doctors on here somewhat discouraging being vegan or vegetarian. What health defects could I have accumulated over the years?

I see a lot of doctors on here somewhat discouraging being vegan or vegetarian. What health defects could I have accumulated over the years?

Vegan diet: since you are 18 years old you could have impeded your growth because of lack of protein provided by meat and eggs. Secondly, you may have become osteopenic becsuse of lack of milk products in your diet. Third, you have also become anemic ...Read more

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Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Not really: The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the health risks associated with a meat-eater diet and a vegan diet?

What are the health risks associated with a meat-eater diet and a vegan diet?

Little difference: Despite all the hoopla and huckstering, the biggest, most recent studies showed no difference between vegans and carnivores in longevity, overall health, or any category of illness. Vegans who do not know EXACTLY what they are doing and supplement as they need to end up with brain damage, anemia, and painful bones. Vegetarianism is clearly a moral choice and many folks simply prefer it. ...Read more