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Sipz Vegan Restaurant Nutrition Information
I've been vegetarian for a year. A restaurant put beef in a dish they said was "vegan crumbles found out after profuse vomiting. Why did I vomit so?
Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?
Can people usually ask for the nutrition facts when they go to fast food restaurants when they ask for the menus?
Not so much: When going to "fast food" restaurants, people are often in too much of a hurry to ask about nutrition facts before buying and gobbling. More and more such restaurants are posting this information, though -- so you can look it up online before going. In some cases it's right on each item on the menu when you get there. ...Read more
Am type1diabetic, hv tried to find app that shows diff. Restaurants w/nutrition info since count carbs (religiously!); help w/ spec. App=restaur.=crbs?
What is a good book that explains how to get most of my nutrition (I know I will have to supplement) from a VEGAN diet...preferably with recipes???
I am a very nutrition/health-conscious vegan, but I constantly find myself feeling drained and fatigue through out the day. How can I help myself?
If you are not: Eating properly you will fell fatigue. Please start by seeing your doctor. After that a nutritionist can be helpful. Spectracell lab in Texas has a great nutritional lab test. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Non-fried foods: Restaurant foods are often not made to be healthy but are made to taste good so customers will return. That means restaurant foods will have more oil, more salt, or more sugar than home-made foods. Grilled chicken breast is good, but usually the menu item is fried chicken strips. Spaghetti with red sauce is ok, unless the sauce is too oily. A hamburger without mayo; with steamed veggies is ok. ...Read more
Yes and no: If you want to become a vegan for moral reasons, be sure you know exactly what you are doing, and take the supplements you need, or you will ruin your health quickly. You'll lose weight because your food doesn't taste as good, and meet fitness enthusiasts which is good. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be warned. ...Read more
Check these sites: They don't give us enough space here to fully answer to your question but here are links to some excellent websites that will give you great guidance & provide quality information on starting a healthy vegan diet: http://www.21daykickstart. Org/http://www. Vrg. Org/nutshell/vegan. Htm, http://www. Veganoutreach. Org/guide/index. Html, http://vegandietguy. Com/ and http://www. Happycow. Net/vegan_diet. Html. ...Read more
Several good ones:
There are many good websites that provide quality information on how to have a healthy vegan diet. See http://www. Vrg. Org/nutshell/vegan. Htm, http://www. Veganoutreach. Org/guide/index. Html,
http://www. Happycow. Net/vegan_diet. Html
and http://www.21daykickstart. Org/. ...Read more
Get treated!: Finish treatment before going back to work. ...Read more
Research: Vegan can be a healthy way of life but you need to do it smartly. Research the issue - and see if you are up for that. It should not be approached in a haphazard manner. Take care. ...Read more
Good Luck with That:
The western diet relies heavily on salt for seasoning. And restaurants don't hold back at all.
1. Never eat from the bread basket (breads, cakes, pancakes, etc. Are full of salt).
2. Avoid creamy, cheesy sauces.
3. Avoid restaurants that use pre-prepared starters (usually your chains, diners)
4. Avoid smoked meats and deli cuts.
5. No salad dressings (usae oil and vinegar). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chinese Food: Often contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is classified by the FDA as a flavor enhancer that is “generally recognized as safe”. Per Mayo Clinic- research hasn't shown a definite link btwn MSG & “MSG Symptom Complex” which may include: headache, flushing, sweating, facial pressure, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck, etc, palpitations, chest pain, nausea or weakness. > ...Read more