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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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What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

Vegan Diet: Vegan Diet includes Vegetable, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds. It does not include any dairy products. Good Nutrition is necessary for having Energy to function well. Grains are complex carbs that body uses for energy. Since they digest slowly, energy is lasting instead of spiked. Both are Healthy part of Diet. Cooked grains with some olive oil and spices give more flavor and taste. ...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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Are BPA-free canned food safe to eat?

Are BPA-free canned food safe to eat?

Not necessarily: While BPA is hazardous because of its hormone-disrupting estrogenic effects, the problem is that cans without BPA use alternatives like BPF, BPS, vinyl and polyester that may be as or more toxic than BPA and it is hard to learn what alternatives are being used! See http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/ and https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/bpa-free-cans-safe-or-toxic/ and http://tinyurl.com/lsefng7 ...Read more

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Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

No evidence: That lousy diet causes ulcerative colitis, but if you have it, you need to watch carefully what you eat. ...Read more

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Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Yes, there is: Even if fast food chains do not offer it specifically, there is plenty that you can find. Non-breaded meat; salads (no croutons); french fries; milk shakes, to mention a few. ...Read more

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Recommend vegetarian foods rich in copper please?

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Recommend vegetarian foods rich in copper please?

Copper in diet: Nuts, whole grains, and legumes are good sources for copper. Using copper vessel to cook also can supply some copper. Sea foods and animal meat is rich in copper ...Read more

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How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read more

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Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Not necessarily: Msg is a flavor enhancer which intensifies the flavors of food. Salt is a food additive for flavor as well as preservation and is a different chemical compound-nacl. ...Read more

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What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

STRANGE QUESTION: There are other possibilities. How about fat eating less and skinny eating well? If self control and self image are problems, consider a therapist. If this is the top of the iceberg in a problem filled life, consider a therapist and get help in taking control and sorting them out. ...Read more

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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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Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Foods to eat having ibs? Meats? Fruits? Snacks?

Diet and IBS: Dietary triggers for ibs symptoms are individualized, ; it's worthwhile keeping a food diary to see if correlates with certain foods. In general, GI stimulants (caffeine) ; dietary fats often precipitate ibs-like complaints. About a third of ibs patients tolerate poorly dietary fiber sources. Peppermint is well studied as a smooth muscle relaxer, ; often eases ibs distress (but may worsen gerd). ...Read more

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Is quaker instant oat meal healthy & truly gluten free?

Is quaker instant oat meal healthy & truly gluten free?

Read label: Oat is gluten free if grown in a gluten-free environment- far from a wheat or barley field. The gluten in oat is from contamination and not inherent in oat itself. If quaker's oat 's label did not mention gluten-free then you should not touch it unless you get a reply from quaker that this product is made from gluten-free oat. ...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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Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?

Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?

Get her seen: Whenever headache and nausea do not have an obvious cause, it is first necessary to rule disease of the brain in or out. Don't focus on food choices; this is probably not the key. A competent physician needs to work this up. ...Read more

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Could anybody suggest iron rich vegetarian food?

Could anybody suggest iron rich vegetarian food?

Iron-enriched: Vegetarianism is not without serious misinformation, just as there is from the folks who bring us mainstream processed food. You can avoid multiple deficiencies if and only if you know exactly what you're doing. Iron in spinach is mostly unavailable being bound to phytates. Beans are pretty good, but many products for vegans are enriched with iron and this is your best bet. ...Read more

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Is jasmine rice a healthy food to consume?

Is jasmine rice a healthy food to consume?

Not by itself : It is worth remembering that white rice as a staple in eastern countries caused the ancient nutrient deficient disease called beriberi. Rice without the cusp that surrounds the grain is just starch and is metabolized as glucose. Glucose requires vitamin b to feed the energy mechanisms of cells. Taking starch without the necessary vitamins is like gas in a car cylinder with inadequate spark plug. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which is healthier vegan food or fish diet?

Any suggestions on which is healthier vegan food or fish diet?

Educate yourself: A vegan diet is extremely dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing and supplement accordingly. Adding fish makes its safer. Despite all the grandstanding, there's little (some would say no) strong evidence that either offers health (as opposed to the very real moral) benefits when we control for other healthy lifestyle considerations. ...Read more

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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 gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

How to gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

Healthy starches: The best way to lose weight is to avoid starchy carbs, so the best way to gain is to eat lots of starches, but choose relatively healthy ones like whole grains and organic potatoes. Foods high in fat pack calories too, so nuts are also a good choice for gaining weight. Also, eating later in the day tends to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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What vegetarian foods are low in fibre but still healthy?

What vegetarian foods are low in fibre but still healthy?

Low fiber foods: Most canned or well-cooked vegetables and fruits without skins or seeds. Fruit and vegetable juice with little or no pulp, fruit-flavored drinks, and flavored waters. White rice, plain white pasta, and crackers. Refined hot cereals, such as Cream of Wheat, or cold cereals with less than 1 gram of fiber per serving. Not sure how strict you are but fish, eggs, milk products and tofu also low fiber. ...Read more

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How to increase my body growth by food if I am vegetarian?

How to increase my body growth by food if I am vegetarian?

Unclear question: Do you mean how to gain weight on a vegetarian diet? If so, why do you wish to gain weight? If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a disease and may be better for you. At the age of 40 the only body growth you are likely to experience is increase in body fat and i would not recommend that. ...Read more

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As a vegetarian what food should i eat to guarantee my health?

As a vegetarian what food should i eat to guarantee my health?

Total Health: I commend you for being Vegetarian for Good Health. Let the Wise Person within you Guide you for Total Health: •Physical- Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants; and Exercise •Intellectual-Perspective, Logical Reasoning •Emotional- Taking care of stress, feelings, needs and expectations •Social –Relationships and work •Spiritual Health ...Read more

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With what foods can a vegetarian have to gain back healthy weight?

With what foods can a vegetarian have to gain back healthy weight?

Calories + protein: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Proteins are also important. Exercising to build muscle mass will increase weight and metabolism, and improve overall mood and health. Good luck! ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best vegetarian food for hardworking men ?

Variety: Great for cardiovascular health. Several pro athletes also vegetarian or vegan. Best to eat a variety of veggies, fruits, grains, beans, nuts, seeds and avocados. If adding tofu, look for nongmo usually labelled as organic, great source of protein. Congratulations on a healthy choice. Supplement with good multivit and multimin to get b12, zinc and other nutrients needed. ...Read more

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Vegetarian food that contain b12?

Vegetarian food that contain b12?

Dairy, eggs & yeast: The only vegan food proven to contain vit B12 is red star vsf yeast flakes. Dairy & eggs also contain b12. Vegans may also, of course, get B12 by taking it as a supplement. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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Name few creatine rich vegetarian foods?

None: Creatine is mainly found in meat and fish but french consider fish vegetarin. ...Read more

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Recommend vegetarian foods rich in copper please?

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Copper in diet: Nuts, whole grains, and legumes are good sources for copper. Using copper vessel to cook also can supply some copper. Sea foods and animal meat is rich in copper ...Read more

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Where foods can supply you with iron if you are a vegetarian?

Beans/Green Leafy: Dried beans and green leafy vegetables are a good source of iron. Examples include: soybeans, lentils, black beans, and spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens. ...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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Vegetarian diet: how to get the best nutrition out of your food?

Variety: Trying to a eat a variety of foods grown from a variety of crops. Try eating all the colors. ...Read more

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What is in naan bread? Is it or the vegetarian food with it healthy?

Here are ingredients: Yeast, sugar, water, milk, egg, butter, garic, bread flour, salt. Me myself- id prefer something without added sugar, and higher in fiber like a multigrain bread. I'm not quite sure why it needs butter? ...Read more

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Besides the food, what other lifestyle changes would becoming a vegetarian entail?

Besides the food, what other lifestyle changes would becoming a vegetarian entail?

All about the food: By definition, becoming a vegetarian means not eating meat. No other lifestyle changes are required to be a vegetarian. Some vegans avoid wearing leather, but most vegetarians don't worry about that. Often vegetarians do take up a healthier lifestyle- not smoking, exercising, meditating etc. Many prefer organic foods & avoid food with gmo's.But the only lifestyle change entailed is to eat no meat! ...Read more

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Can you please explain the healthiest food to eat as a vegetarian in tough economic times?

Can you please explain the healthiest food to eat as a vegetarian in tough economic times?

Mixed diet: There is no single super food. Try to have a mixed diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; avoid foods with saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink a day and exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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What foods should be consumed to fulfill calcium requirements. Will prefer vegetarian food.

What foods should be consumed to fulfill calcium requirements. Will prefer vegetarian food.

Several foods: For calcium from vegetarian sources, you can eat dark green leafy greens like spinach, kale, mustard greens adn collard greens; soy-based foods like tofu that are enriched with calcium; almonds and other nuts like brazil nuts and pistachios. A serving of almonds gives 250 mg of calcium. Many cereals like oatmeal and others are also enriched w/calcium. Dairy like milk & cheese if diet allows. ...Read more

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Am trying to become vegetarian, but do not feel my hunger is satisfied without meat so i end up eating more food.

Am trying to become vegetarian, but do not feel  my hunger is satisfied without meat so i end up eating more food.

OK to eat more food: Meat is a concentrated source of fat & calories. It's ok & typical to eat more food on a vegetarian diet. For example, 100 calories of steak has 6.5 grams of protein vs.100 cal. Of kale having 6.8 gr. However, 100 cal. Of steak weighs 1 oz. While 100 cal. Of kale weighs 12.6 oz. Thus you can/should eat 12 times more kale! the kale has many more vitamins, minerals & phyonutrients. Please see comment:. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old, 170 cm , only 48kg weight. MY chest size is 31". I am a pure vegetarian. Kindly suggest me appropriate indian food to gain weight .

I am 22 years old, 170 cm , only 48kg weight. MY chest size is 31". I am a pure vegetarian. Kindly suggest me appropriate indian food to gain weight .

Diet : What you need to do is just increase your calorie count. If you add like 500 calories a day over 7 days that will be 3500 calories. This will make you gain about a pound a week, assuming your not working out at the gym, or doing a lot of physical work like construction. ...Read more

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What are the vegetarian foods contains uric acid?

What are the vegetarian foods contains uric acid?

Mushrooms, peas...: Foods do not contain uric acid but have purines which are metabolized into uric acid. The vegetarian food highest in purines are asparagus, cauliflower, lentils, lima & navy beans, mushrooms, oatmeal, peas & spinach. These can usually be eaten in moderation. More important than avoiding these might be avoiding alcohol & high-fructose corn syrup, as these raise uric acid levels. ...Read more