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What are some advantages and disadvantages of a semi-vegetarian diet?

What are some advantages and disadvantages of a semi-vegetarian diet?

Less meat means: less risk of ingesting hormones and antibiotics found in meat, also less risk of mercury found in fish. Disadvantages--may feel weak or your B12 may get low. Sounds like the Paleo Diet. Please do a search to learn more. Sounds good overall. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages to a vegetarian diet?

What are the disadvantages and advantages to a vegetarian diet?

A vegetarian diet: Is healthy. For more information, check out drmcdougall.Com and nutritionfacts.Org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet. Nutritionfacts.Org includes information on the effects of diet on numerous health issues. I don't know of any disadvantages to a vegetarian diet other than having to ignore food commercials on tv and look harder for suitable restaurants. ...Read more

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Is there advantages to a strict vegetarian diet?

Is there advantages to a strict vegetarian diet?

None: You can have a healthy mixed diet, to focus on only one group of food is not enough to meet all the requirements for our body. One needs proteins, veggies, carbs , good fats and fruits to work better. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i stay vegetarian?

Is it okay that i stay vegetarian?

Yes: There are many health benefits to being a vegetarian and essentially no health consequences because of the readily available food sources these days, which more than cover any nutritional deficiencies from not eating meat products. ...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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How to meet RDA as a vegetarian?

How to meet RDA as a vegetarian?

Make sure: You combine vegetables that provide all essential amino acids for complete protein ...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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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

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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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Are shrimp vegetarian rolls bad for you?

Are shrimp vegetarian rolls bad for you?

No: Not unless you are allergic. Curious though, don't the shrimp make the rolls no longer vegetarian? ...Read more

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Can being vegetarian help me lose weight?

Can being vegetarian help me lose weight?

Vegetarian: Many people who are overweight are able to lose weight by being physically active and eating a vegetarian diet in moderation. ...Read more

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How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

How to stay healthy on a vegetarian diet?

Supplement: You will need to supplement. Get guidance on obtaining sufficient b12, iodine, vitamin d, iron, and the others from an informed, sympathetic physician. You'll also need to get plenty of protein and to remember that the nutritional value of something isn't guaranteed just because it's "for vegetarians." maintain a healthy lifestyle and compliance with evidence-based guidance by your physician. ...Read more

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What's a good vegetarian bulking meal plan?

What's a good vegetarian bulking meal plan?

Don't be a vegan!: Those who choose to be vegetarian can easily get enough protein to "bulk" if they are lacto-ovo vegetarians and can supplement with whey protein and egg albumin! both are no fat and 100% protein! ...Read more

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Should a vegetarian take B12 injection daily?

Should a vegetarian take B12 injection daily?

No: If you can absorb B12 normally, this should be part of your regular oral nutritional supplement. Vegetarians may also do well to take iron, vitamin D and a few others. If and only if you have a problem absorbing B12, for example if you've had pernicious anemia, do you take monthly B12 shots. ...Read more

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Can children be vegetarians? Is that healthy?

Can children be vegetarians? Is that healthy?

Depends: Many kids face social pressures if their dietary practices differ from their school acquaintances.That said, any kid raised in a household of vegetarians who have practiced the life successfully over many years will usually get a healthy balanced nutrition.I caution regular eaters who want to start a vegan lifestyle.It takes a lot of learning to do it right, and some newbie's don't and suffer ...Read more

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Can anyone put a vegetarian diet chart for me?

Can anyone put a vegetarian diet chart for me?

Diet: Goggle the "china study", listen to the various lectures and purchase the book of the same name. Very informative and well researched, addressing the benefits of a plant based diet. Best. ...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