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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

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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