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Is it healthy to become a pure vegan now and for long term?

Is it healthy to become a pure vegan now and for long term?

Depends: If you grow up with the Vegan lifestyle you tend to become well educated in the diversity of intake it will require to stay healthy. If you want to go that route and study up on the lifestyle, it could work out well. It is not as simple as just stopping meats, etc. You must learn how to gain the nutrients/vitamins that are lost when you do. Many enjoy the vegan lifestyle. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to be a vegan?

Is it healthy to be a vegan?

It can be: as long as you vary the specific foods you eat, and make sure you get enough Vitamin B12. http://tinyurl.com/lb6bjcz ...Read more

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The ultramind solution, is it vegan?

The ultramind solution, is it vegan?

It can be: It is an extremely restrictive diet that is billed by its promoter as a one-size-fits-all for a huge variety of totally distinct diseases of the nervous system. I'd simply urge you to address real health concerns with an evidence-based physician, and not trouble yourself with a difficult diet that's almost certain to disappoint you -- either "ultramind" or something else. ...Read more

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Would becoming a vegan make me healthier?

Would becoming a vegan make me healthier?

You and others.: You will become healthier when you stop poisoning your body with meat, milk and eggs. The global effect of reducing methane in the atmosphere and local effect of reducing fecal pollution in the groundwater is great for public health. The effect on the health of the chicken, cow, pig, lamb, fish, etc. Is immeasurable. Don't let meat eaters make you think veganism is dangerous. ...Read more

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What is a vegan diet?

What is a vegan diet?

No animal foods.: Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes: http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/?, www.peta.org/recipes/ ...Read more

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What is a vegan diet like?

What is a vegan diet like?

No animal products: Vegan diets exclude any animal or animal byproducts such as milk, eggs, fish oil, etc. It is limited to only foods that are plant based or derived from plants. ...Read more

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Is a vegan diet any good?

Is a vegan diet any good?

Moral high ground: In this era of factory farming, it's a conscientious choice but each of the big recent studies shows no health advantage or disadvantage of a supplementing vegan over an omnivore in longevity or any category of illness if you control for other health habits. A non-supplementing vegan will become seriously sick in a few months. Be discerning and recognize the huckstering & real caring about animals ...Read more

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Is being a vegan a good idea?

Is being a vegan a good idea?

If done carefully: There is limited research but a careful vegan diet can be very healthy; vegan diets reduce risk of obesity, high blood pressure, lower cholesterol & likely reduce cancer risk. However, certain nutrients such as vitamin b12, carnitine, taurine & dha are difficult to obtain with a vegan diet so should be supplemented. See www.Vegetarian-nutrition.Info/updates/vegan-diets-pros-cons.Php for more info. ...Read more

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How to eat a healthy vegan diet?

Less processed food: You may have an unhealthy vegan diet if you add too many processed foods. Granted , they may be better than non vegan choices. Using whole foods whenever possible is a good start. ...Read more

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How to have a balanced vegan diet?

How to have a balanced vegan diet?

Vegan diet: Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes: http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/?, www.peta.org/recipes/ ...Read more

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What is a vegan diet? Is it healthy?

Vegan: Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes: http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/?, www.peta.org/recipes/. You need to be well educated on the matter to adopt a balance vegan diet. ...Read more

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Can going vegan help me lose weight?

Can going vegan help me lose weight?

Often times - yes: Many people do lose weight when they switch to a vegan lifestyle. Calories burned must exceed calories consumed. ...Read more

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Can I use beano for all vegan foods?

Can I use beano for all vegan foods?

Yes: If you have become a vegan for moral reasons, then i admire your choice. I trust you know that unless you know exactly how to supplement, you will ruin your health quickly. The vegan community is a mix of upstanding, scientifically-minded people and cynical, shameless liars and crooks. Make the decision that's right for you, and good luck. ...Read more

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I need to put on weight but am vegan?

I need to put on weight but am vegan?

Get the facts: If you have become a vegan out of revulsion for factory farming of animals (which bothers me as well), then i admire you. But you must realize that if you do not know exactly what you are doing, you are certain to ruin your health. I assume you want to build muscle, and supplementing with cheap soy protein is your best bet. ...Read more

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Can going vegan help you lose weight?

Can going vegan help you lose weight?

Yes: This can be a very healthy lifestyle provided that you supplement -- you will run low on B12 quickly, and may lack usable vitamin a, vitamin d, calcium, iodine, zinc, and iron. There is no magic -- the stuff that vegans eat isn't the stuff that the rest of us gorge on, so they stay thin. The other alleged benefits are hard to demonstrate scientifically as vegans tend to have other healthy habits. ...Read more

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How can I get enough of B12 as a vegan?

How can I get enough of B12 as a vegan?

You MUST supplement: The decision to become a vegan is a moral one, rather than one that will benefit your health, despite all the huckstering. I admire and respect people who make this choice. However, if you do not supplement with a form of vitamin B12 that you can use, you will ruin your health, perhaps permanently, in a few months. You'll also need additional supplements; ask a good physician or dietician. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for children to be a vegan?

Is it healthy for children to be a vegan?

It can be: Vegan lifestyle can be very healthy for a child if they are taking care to eat a variety of 8-10 servings of fruits/vegetables daily and getting a variety of whole grains and healthy sources of fats. It is still recommended that vegans supplement with a multivitamin out of a concern for low b vitamins. ...Read more

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Is a vegan lifestyle safe for my toddler?

Is a vegan lifestyle safe for my toddler?

Tricky: question as toddlers are notoriously picky and getting all required nutrients for growth and development with a restricted diet may be challenging. If you are very well educated on veganism and have consulted regularly with a doctor or nutritionist to determine protein and vitamin requirements for weight and age, you can be successful! Good luck. ...Read more

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If a vegan eats meat, will they get sick?

If a vegan eats meat, will they get sick?

Vegan Diet: Vegan Diet does not include Meat and Dairy possibly due to their beliefs about animal protein or their unpleasant experience from eating meat. If they are happy with their habit and getting Balanced Diet, they will not eat meat. Some Vegans avoid going to restaurants serving meat, and not eating with those who are eating meat. Some Vegans can become uncomfortable and feel tense if they eat meat ...Read more

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Is it healthy to be a vegetarian or a vegan?

Is it healthy to be a vegetarian or a vegan?

Moral choice: A vegetarian / vegan will need to supplement for adequate overall nutrition, but this is easy. The food isn't as good so you eat less and stay leaner. Despite all the huckstering, the big studies show no better or worse statistics for longevity or any category of disease when you control for other stuff. You get to claim the moral high ground. Your physician or dietician can guide you. Your choice ...Read more