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List Foods That Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Can Eat
I have schizo-affective bipolar type disorder. Is it ok to eat a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet? I heard you could mess up your mental health. Is that true
I commend you for being Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian
This Vegetarian diet is healthy as it includes fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, and egg products.
Headache can be due to too much salt in the diet.
Medical condition, Caffine withdrawal and stressors of relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, work and finances can cause anxiety and headache
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I have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 2 years.I want to start eating meat again. Should I start with fish?
It is good to Reflect while making major decision of your Lacto-ovo vegetarian Diet t after 2 years:
Reflect about benefits and harm of Fish in the Diet.
Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines and Bluefish have Omega-3 fatty acids.
Some fish can be harmful due to high content of mercury- King Mackerel, Swordfish and canned Tuna.
Then make decision for your Health. ...Read more
Expert opinions? Which has been proven to be the healthiest: a low-carb, hi protein diet or a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet?
Ideas vary: Different folks here will make different recommendations. Things seem to be shaking out recently in favor of the mediterranean diet, which is none-of-the-above. Especially, don't think that diet is so magic that it will make it unnecessary to exercise, otherwise live a healthy lifestyle, or ignore your personal physician's advice about your special health needs. Glad you're proactive. ...Read more
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
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I am vegetarian and my iron and zinc are borderline low. What are the best foods I can eat regularly to increase and keep these levels up?
Beans, nuts, seeds &:
For iron eat beans, soybeans, brown rice, quinoa, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, chard, collards, tomato sauce, dark chocolate etc. See
http://tinyurl.com/kklhgbv Conveniently. Many of these same foods are rich in zinc. See http://tinyurl.com/pfgdjf2 However, phytates in plant foods may impair zinc absorption. Thus, consider supplementing with a multivitamin. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more
I am a vegetarian and only eat whole grain foods but have been told today I am prediabetic. Is there anything else I can do to keep from being diabe?
Eggs and cheese: You must reduce your carbohydrate intake. Eat plenty of chesse and eggs at every meal (or stop being a vegetarian and eat meats) and strictly reduce your carbs. Otherwise, you will definitely continue to develop diabetes. I have helped many patients reduce their chances of getting diabetes by putting them on low carb diets. www.mdwellnessmd.com. ...Read more
My friend is wanting to be a vegetarian she also want to lose weight what are the foods she must eat and how can she keep that motivation, w/o givin up?
Most people lose weight on a vegetarian diet but it's best to avoid fried foods & simple carbs. I advise dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet: http://www.Drfuhrman. Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet. Aspx also see http://vegetarian. About. Com/od/vegetarianvegan101/u/gettingstarted. Htm
the key to weight loss is permanent diet changes leading to steady weight loss- positive results keep one motivated! ...Read more
Friend is vegetarian but wants to eat low-carb(under 120ish per day). What are some healthy food options for her? Thank you very much for your time!
Atkins Diet maybe: A low-carb diet limits grains, starchy vegetables and fruit and emphasizes foods high in protein and fat. Many types of low-carb diets exist. Each diet has varying restrictions on the types and amounts of carbohydrates you can eat. Not all low carb diets are healthy nor equal in value. ...Read more
My daughter is 15, and a vegetarian. I am worried about her not getting enough protein! She is 5 foot 7 and weighs about 110 pounds. Any foods to eat?
Many veggie sources: Her body mass index is 18, which is on the low side. She probably needs a few more calories in her diet, and good quality protein from things like tofu, tempeh, quinoa, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Most western diets, even vegetarian meet protein requirements per day. See a doctor if she loses more weight, or you or she are concerned. ...Read more
I am 61, female, vegetarian. Eat a lot of Morningstar vege protein food with Boost drink supplement & vitamins. Can I get adequate nutrition this way?
No Boost.: There's lots of very tasty protein in many Morningstar products. You do not need to boost in addition. You can get what you need from better tasting food and freshly prepared fruits, grains, and vegetables, properly prepared. High protein diets are not healthy even if due to veggie sources (although High veg protein diets are better than high animal protein diets when we're talking risk of cancer). ...Read more
I'm a vegetaian, about 8 years. I'm not over weight, I do eat microwavable foods and cheese. Am I at risk of getting diabetes? My grandmothers had it.
Probably not: It depends on your other risk factors but you are doing great with your lifestyle choices. You can't avoid genetics but if you can keep your weight normal, you probably will not get diabetes. The main thing is to catch it early so make sure you see your pcp for regular check ups. ...Read more
Could my stomach became smaller because of vegetarianism and small portions of food? When I eat "too much" (bigger portion) i always have nausea
Bodies accomodate.: Our bodies become used to habitual patterns. If you have been eating small portions of food for a while, your system may go on overload when you eat a larger amount of food. It works the same way for other repeating behaviors. If you go to bed at a particular time, that is usually the time when you feel sleepy. If you eat meals on a schedule, your body sends out hunger cues at that time. ...Read more
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
Sorry it didn't work: Quite a few students entering medical school state that they are vegetarians. About half of them give it up when they become better-informed about the facts of health and illness. It's your choice. Grab some healthy lean meat and enjoy. If people ask, you can tell them, "I discovered I was iron-deficient on a vegetarian diet -- it's simply not right for me" -- or any other face-saver. ...Read more
Hi I'm 6.2ft tall but my weight is very less and I want to gain weight. I'm vegetarian what shall I eat to gain weight?
Eat from all groups: Eat from all the allowable food groups, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, nuts etc. Make sure they are getting adequate b12, calcium, iron and zinc, vitamin A and D. These may be low in a vegetarian diet. Nuts are high in protein and healthy fat and can help increase calories in a skinny vegetarian ...Read more
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
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
Variety: Trying to a eat a variety of foods grown from a variety of crops. Try eating all the colors. ...Read more
Varied diet: Sources of iron — egg yolks, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more
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
Greens: Green leafy vegetables such as spin inch and broccoli and Kale are rich in iron and also low in calorie Raisins are rich in iron, but high in carb. Starches can bind your iron, so try to avoid them if possible. Be sure to eat beans as a source of protein. Take a good food supplement to help get iron. Notice I did not say Vitamin . Go to the health food store for that. Good luck. ...Read more