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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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...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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What are some tips on how to make sure that my diet is healthy and balanced, especially since I am a vegetarian?

What are some tips on how to make sure that my diet is healthy and balanced, especially since I am a vegetarian?

See a nutritionist: Ask your primary doctor for a referral to a nutritionist to ensure that you are getting adequate calories, protein in your diet and nutrients. ...Read more

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I m a vegetarian nd my weight is only 39kg so can u please tell me that what should I add in my diet for weight gainig..?

I m a vegetarian nd my weight is only 39kg so can u please tell me that what should I add in my diet for weight gainig..?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, nonfat milk, tofu, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, cashews, .... ...Read more

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Will at least like to lose about maybe 50 lbs in about 4 or 5 months. I'm a vegetarian and i'm wondering if there is a diet for me?

Will at least like to lose about maybe 50 lbs in about 4 or 5 months. I'm a vegetarian and i'm wondering if there is a diet for me?

Get help: This is an extremely ambitious and laudable goal for you. You need to talk with your personal physician. I hope that you supplement as a vegetarian -- otherwise your marginal B12, iron, calcium, iodine, protein, etc. status will become even more acute as you cut back the calories. The key will be an return to an exercise-focused lifestyle. For that, perhaps you'll consider a more varied diet. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight. The problem is that i eat 3 times a day and am a vegetarian. Please suggest some things i shall include in my diet.

I want to gain weight. The problem is that i eat 3 times a day and am a vegetarian. Please suggest some things i shall include in my diet.

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, nonfat milk, tofu, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, cashews, .... ...Read more

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I am 19 male.. My weight is around 43kg.I want to increase my wieight.Suggest me a proper diet n give me few tips n m vegetarian.I will be thankfull.

I am 19 male.. My weight is around  43kg.I want to increase my wieight.Suggest me a proper diet n give me few tips n m vegetarian.I will be thankfull.

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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Please suggest a vegetarian diet?

Please suggest a vegetarian diet?

Eliminate meat: How strict do you want. For instance a vegan diet eliminates all products derived from animals such as eggs, cheese, milk, etc. Ordinary vegetarian eliminates only meat and direct meat products. There are many cookbooks in any bookstore on good recipes, and you can google "vegetarian diet" on the internet for helpful suggestions. ...Read more

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Could vegetarian diet affect your mood?

Could vegetarian diet affect your mood?

Mood in Vegetarians: An Article in Nutrition Journal of 2010- Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states: a cross-sectional study in Seventh Day Adventist adults- The vegetarians in our survey reported significantly less negative emotion than the omnivores as measured by mood scales. Higher intake of total polyunsaturated fat and high circulating concentrations of antioxidants may explain mood profile ...Read more