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How do I become a vegetarian?

How do I become a vegetarian?

Don't eat meat!: There are different subtypes of a vegetarian diet. Most vegetarians do not eat meat (including poultry & seafood) but do eat dairy & eggs. Some avoid all animal-derived foods (this is a vegan diet). It is important that you obtain adequate protein- excellent sources of protein include eggs, nuts, seeds, beans & dairy. See my comment for a nice link to an article by dr. Bob sears with 12 faq's:. ...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 gain weight if you're a vegetarian?

How to gain weight if you're a vegetarian?

Coconut oil: One of the best tasting and hottest cooking oils, coconut oil is a staple of the indian diet. You can spread it on bread like butter, fry with it and even use it to make soup and sauces more rich. You can cook a wide range of pastas and grains. Fresh vegetables may take nearly as much energy to digest as they deliver, but provide the freshest nutrients. ...Read more

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I decided to become a vegetarian, any tips?

I decided to become a vegetarian, any tips?

Be informed: 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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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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What are the bad sides to going vegetarian as a teen?

What are the bad sides to going vegetarian as a teen?

Read on: So many say the are vegetarian and don't eat meat eggs ot fish.I do think a veg diet can be very healthy but it does take work. U have to add to ur diet protein like beans, add green leafy veg. Grains and legumes.At every meal every day and a lot of them , too many just eat more carbs. Get some books. And read them this diet can be very healthy but very detrimental if done wrong. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going vegetarian for first time?

Can you advise me on going vegetarian for first time?

Be informed: 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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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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Would anything bad happen if i stopped being a vegetarian?

Would anything bad happen if i stopped being a vegetarian?

No. Give it up.: The benefits of a vegetarian diet, though much-hyped by cults, have resisted demonstration in the real scientific studies. The one problem is that meat and dairy taste better and you'll eat more, so you'll want to get going with the physical fitness and exercise. ...Read more

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Is there any benefits to being a vegetarian compared to not being one?

Yes: Studies show that eating a diet rich in whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables provides protection against chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. ...Read more

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