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Doctor insights on: Healthy Vegetarian Centenarians

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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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Need to know is vegetarian the healthiest diet?

Need to know is vegetarian the healthiest diet?

Healthy: Vegetarianism is not only a very healthy diet, but it can help with any moral dilemmas that one may have from eating meat. There are many other healthy lifestyle eating habits out there as well, it would be impossible to crown one as the "healthiest". Ask yourself, what matters most to you when it comes to food? ...Read more

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Which is a healthier diet: pescetarian or vegetarian? Why?

Which is a healthier diet: pescetarian or vegetarian? Why?

Your choice: The most recent big studies show no differences between vegetarians and omnivores in any category of disease or in longevity when we control for other factors. Vegetarians can claim the moral high ground citing the cruelty of factory farming but a fish-eater can do so as well. Protein's more abundant, and your physician can advise on supplementing for either diet. ...Read more

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How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

Supplement: You will need to supplement. Get guidance on obtaining sufficient b12, iodine, vitamin d, iron, and the others from an informed, sympathetic physician. You'll also need to get plenty of protein and to remember that the nutritional value of something isn't guaranteed just because it's "for vegetarians." maintain a healthy lifestyle and compliance with evidence-based guidance by your physician. ...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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What can a poor vegetarian diet do to your health?

What can a poor vegetarian diet do to your health?

Ca, Fe, B12, Zinc: Strict vegetarians can be low in calcium, iron, vitamin b12 and zinc. If you have these problems - you can become anemic- fatigued. Low Zinc can cause brittle weak hair and intestinal problems. Low calcium can lead to poor bone development. You should see your doctor or nutritionist to assure a proper intake. ...Read more

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Is a vegetarian as healthy as a person who eats meat?

Is a vegetarian as healthy as a person who eats meat?

They can be,: But the person has to keep an eye on his/her vitamin levels, especially b 12 which humans derive mostly from meat. Too little protein can cause fatigue so sources of protein, fats, and carbs need to be in diet, especially if one is vegan. Some folks are vegetarian because they think it is healthier or to avoid toxins, hormones in meat. Others are "ethical vegetarians, " don't kill. ...Read more

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Is there a way that I can live a healthy life as a vegetarian?

Is there a way that I can live a healthy life as a vegetarian?

Yes: If you're a vegetarian, take increased amounts of protein from foods like beans to make up for the loss from animal products. If you have kidney disease, check with your doctor first before doing this. Also, you need a B12 supplement esp if you also don't eat eggs. If you don't consume dairy, take a ca+d supplement as well. They come in pill form and a few candied forms like mini-chocolates. ...Read more

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Why does vegetarian food still have cholesterol if it's healthy?

Why does vegetarian food still have cholesterol if it's healthy?

Whoa: Cholesterol actually only occurs in food of animal origin. Heavily saturated plant oils like coconut may raise your cholesterol. Please be discerning here. The latest really big studies show no differences between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease when we control for other lifestyle variables. Life's hard enough without people criticizing your food choices. Cheers. ...Read more

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Can an 18 year old active male become a vegetarian? Is that healthy?

Can an 18 year old active male become a vegetarian? Is that healthy?

Vegetarian: Sure. As long as it is done in a balanced, thoughtful way. Just remember that if you cut out meats that you need to still get certain nutrients that are mostly found in animal products (although easily found in non animal products, just takes research): Omega-3-fatty acids, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Vitamin D, and iron. Follow the link http://www.medicinenet.com/vegetarian_and_vegan_diet/article.htm ...Read more