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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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Vegetarian Diet (Definition)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as ...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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Are vitamin tablets vegetarian friendly?

Are vitamin tablets vegetarian friendly?

Some are, some not: Vitamins tend to be mostly vegetarian, but some contain animal-derived products, especially vitamin a which may come from fish oil. Also, some vitamins are in gelatin-based gel-caps. Read the ingredients and avoid gel-caps. A quality multivitamin will usually state on the label if it is appropriate for vegetarians. ...Read more

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What are potassium rich vegetarian food?

What are potassium rich vegetarian food?

High Potassium: Tomato, avocado, beets, potato, spinach, winter squash, pumpkin, okra, brussel sprouts. Hope this helps. ...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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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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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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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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I am vegetarian and gluten free. I consume eggs, fish, lentils, beans and greek yogurt for protein. Any other alternatives?

I am vegetarian and gluten free. I consume eggs, fish, lentils, beans and greek yogurt for protein. Any other alternatives?

Nuts ; seeds, also..: Technically you're not a vegetarian since you eat fish; it's fine to eat-just don't say you're a vegetarian! nuts ; seeds are excellent sources of protein- hemp seeds are among the very best sources.Greens like broccoli ; kale contain surprising amounts of protein- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/faq/question.Aspx?Sid=16;qindex=9 quinoa is also a good source. Your current diet supplies good protein. ...Read more

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Are beef sweetbreads healthy?

Are beef sweetbreads healthy?

No: Sweetbread is the pancreas. First, any beef product is unhealthy. There is no reason to ever eat that. There are many other dining options out there. Second, you increase your fat intake (particularly the pancreas compared to muscle meat), cholesterol, and inflammation, especially if it's not organic, free-roaming, vegetarian-fed (what cows naturally eat). ...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 soft geletin capsules vegetarian or non vegetarian?

Are soft geletin capsules vegetarian or non vegetarian?

Vegetarian capsules: Are usually called vcaps rather than softgel. Just check with the manufacturer via the net or a phone call to be sure. Peace and good helth. ...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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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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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

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Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Are low carb diets healthier than diets with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and lean proteins?

Not necessarily: There is no single diet that is best for everyone. I believe it is wise to minimize sugars and simple starches, but i believe a diet with whole grains, vegetables, fruit and low-fat proteins is healthier than a strict low carb diet (which is relatively high in fat and protein). See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for my essay on the pros and cons of various diets. ...Read more

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Who has the healthier gastro intestinal tract - a vegan, vegetarian omnivore?

Who has the healthier gastro intestinal tract - a vegan,  vegetarian omnivore?

"all of the above": Healthy intestinal tract goes with healthy intestinal flora(microbes)-80%of the fecal mass.You can maintain that with fermented foods:yogurt, keffir, sauerkraut, pickles, .... Healthy flora helps the digestion and produces for us multiple vitamins from the b-s and k, that we absorb. We live in symbiosis with those bacteria helping each other. If you eat right - no gasses, regular bowel movement, ... ...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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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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