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Doctor insights on: Healthy Vegetarian Centenarians

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Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?

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. ...Read more

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Healthy breakfast options for vegetarians?

Healthy breakfast options for vegetarians?

Many options: There are a lot of options for healthy breakfasts that don't involve meat or eggs: -Oatmeal topped with fruit and/or nuts -Smoothies made with non-dairy milk, protein powder or peanut butter, and fruit. -Meatless breakfast burrito (can make yourself or buy frozen option--sometimes they use tofu as replacement for eggs) -Tofu scramble with vegetables (treat tofu as though it's eggs) ...Read more

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Can vegetarians be healthier than meat eaters?

Can vegetarians be healthier than meat eaters?

Well sure...: ...but if you want to make the case that a vegetarian diet is better than a non-vegetarian one, you might first check out other HealthTap answers on the subject. Controversy continues to the point that many people who are trying to eat right are confused by the constant bombardment of health recommendations that seem prone to being overturned years later. Dietary moderation & exercise remain key! ...Read more

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Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Are organic eaters more healthy than people who eat processed food?

Probably not: There is a huge promotion for "organic" foods that are produced without fertilizers or insecticides and therefore cost much more. Despite the emotionally-based and politically-correct rhetoric, nobody has been able to convince most of the scientific community of the physical (in contrast to emotional) benefits, especially since organic-eaters tend to have healthy lifestyles generally. ...Read more

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Balanced vegetarian diet chart for an adult male?

Balanced vegetarian diet chart for an adult male?

VEGETARIAN DIET: Balance veggie diet consist of eating all legumes or leafy vegs. Beans, squash and other yellow veggies, carrots, etc. ...Read more

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Are pork kidneys healthy to eat?

Are pork kidneys healthy to eat?

Pork kidneys: Are pork kidneys healthy to eat? ANS: Yes once in a while but wash them well first or they will smell and taste like pee. Which I do not like. ...Read more

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Healthy breakfasts great to lose weight?

Healthy breakfasts great to lose weight?

Losing weight: A good breakfast is important and the best way to keep weight (w) off is by behavior modification (b). People who lose w without b have more than a 90% chance of gaining back their lost w in 1 year. Find out what causes you to overeat and see if you can engage in activities to avoid doing so. If you can if you can do this you can not only lose w, you will be successful in keeping it off long term. ...Read more

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Is a vegetarian diet healthy?

Is a vegetarian diet healthy?

Controversial: This is a topic that i dont think there is a straightforward answer for! a vegetarian diet can be healthy because you lower your saturated fat intake from animal fat! however, it is not the end all answer to eating healthy! I have encountered many obese vegetarians and vegetarians with terrible cholestrol panels. I believe a well balanced diet with lean meets can be just as healthy or healthier! ...Read more

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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...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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Is there really a healthy vegetarian diet?

Is there really a healthy vegetarian diet?

Yes, very healthy!: This seems like a strange question to me as vegetarian diets are generally considered quite healthy. Research shows vegetarian diets are associated with decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes & hypertension.The basis of any healthy diet should be a variety of fruits & vegies. Beans, nuts, eggs & dairy provide plenty of protein. See www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2009/07/090701103002.Htm. ...Read more

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Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Multiple causes: Great question! a healthy diet & exercise significantly reduces risk of heart attack but not entirely. Young athletes who die suddenly usually have genetic/congenital causes. There are many genetic factors in heart disease. Inflammation, heavy metals & other environmental toxins, infection & stress are common causative factors. Diet & exercise may not be enough to always counteract these. ...Read more

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What is balanced indian vegetarian diet for reducing weight?

What is balanced indian vegetarian diet for reducing weight?

Indian Veg. diet: From what I have learned, it consists of; 28% vegetables. 28% cereals. 28% dairy products in form of clarified butter (ghee). 9% fruits. 6% pulses. 2% sugar. 2% fat. ...Read more

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Fruit, nut, vegetarian eating, is this healthy?

Fruit, nut, vegetarian eating, is this healthy?

You must supplement: The moral benefits are obvious; anyone who's aware of the realities of today's factory farming will see this. A huge british study am j clin nutr in 2009 showed no measurable difference in any major health measure between vegs and omnivores; ped clin na 2009 showcased how easy it is to make your children sick on a vegetarian diet if you do not know exactly what you're doing. Your doctor can guide. ...Read more

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Vegetarian recipes for infants?

Vegetarian recipes for infants?

Very simple: Infants don't need fancy recipes. The best strategy is to take organic vegetables such as squash, carrots, peas and sweet potatoes, cook them and then puree them. Mashed avocado is also a great early food. It is best to not introduce foods until about 6 months. For some recipes see http://wholesomebabyfood.Momtastic.Com/. ...Read more

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What are some good healthy weight gainer snacks?

What are some good healthy weight gainer snacks?

Snacks to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes, protein bars, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is lean meat healthy for people with osteoporosis?

Why is lean meat healthy for people with osteoporosis?

Lean meat isn't-: -a treatment for osteoporosis. It is a source of protein. The simplest treatment is Vit-D & calcium.BUT the most effective way to obtain proper treatment for you is to have a workup by an endocrinologist as there are many factors that enter into the plan of care: fracture history, family history,T-score, to name a few. Get an evaluation! ...Read more

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Could vegetarians really have a healthy diet?

Could vegetarians really have a healthy diet?

Yes. For a healthy: diet check out www.Drmcdougall.com and www.Nutritionfacts.org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. I'm convinced that a plant-based diet is a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What are good vegetarian soy meats for vegetarians that want to bulk? Thanks

What are good vegetarian soy meats for vegetarians that want to bulk? Thanks

You need more!: Soy or any plant based protein, is much less as a protein source than animal based protein, because the amino-acid composition does not miiror the Amino Acids that your muscle protein is comprised off. You need approximately 40% more of soy protein nutrtional supplements than whey protein. ...Read more