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Are there vegan desserts?

Yes: some really good ones too. http://allrecipes.com/recipes/1664/everyday-cooking/vegan/desserts/

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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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Is vegan food free of dairy?

Is vegan food free of dairy?

Yes: By definition. 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. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be warned. ...Read more

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How to gain weight as a vegan?

How to gain weight as a vegan?

Weight gain: Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil ; smoothies (w added silken tofu ). ...Read more

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Is vegan a healthy way to eat?

Is vegan a healthy way to eat?

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 dirt so should be supplemented. See www.Vegetarian-nutrition.Info/updates/vegan-diets-pros-cons.Php for more info. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to be a raw vegan?

Is it healthy to be a raw vegan?

Yes: You have the moral high ground & are watching your diet. The health benefits of any form of vegetarianism have resisted demonstration in the major scientific studies largely because vegetarians tend to have other healthy lifestyle considerations. You must supplement as a vegan or you will ruin your health quickly. Adopting this lifestyle also makes it much harder for you to be a good guest. ...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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What is the simplest way to go vegan?

What is the simplest way to go vegan?

Stop eating meat?: Couldn't be more simple. Vegetarian diet is associated with lower incidence of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes, but specific effects of diet versus associated lifestyle are hard to sort out. There may be some marginal benefit to being a vegetarian. ...Read more

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What is the downside of being a vegan?

What is the downside of being a vegan?

None: There are no physical or medical contraindication to being a vegan, as long as you make efforts to obtain all of your complete proteins, nutrients and vitamins through a well balanced diet and poss. Supplements if necessary; also call ahead to restaurants if unsure of their desire or ability; most will be accommodating! ...Read more

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Is it going against nature to be vegan?

Is it going against nature to be vegan?

Perhaps a bit: A good question without an easy answer. Carnivorous & vegetarian animals have differing anatomy & physiology & it can be argued that humans have more in common with vegetarians, but actually our features are most consistent with omnivores. See http://rense.Com/general20/meant.Htm. But being peaceful may also be against our nature, but that doesn't mean it's a bad idea. Vegan diets can be healthy. ...Read more

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Can you be a vegan and still be healthy?

Can you be a vegan and still be healthy?

Absolutely: See: http://www.livestrong.com/article/481795-the-statistics-of-vegetarians-vs-meat-eaters/

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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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Is it good for your health to become vegan?

Is it good for your health to become vegan?

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

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Can you tell me how to gain weight as a vegan?

Can you tell me how to gain weight as a vegan?

Vegetarian foods: to help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, Smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to raise your baby as a vegan?

Would it be okay to raise your baby as a vegan?

No: Vegan diet does not meet the nutritional requirement for an infant! ...Read more

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How can I slowly transition into being a vegan?

How can I slowly transition into being a vegan?

Know your facts: 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 smart & good luck. ...Read more

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Why are so many kids going vegan? Another fad?

Why are so  many kids going vegan? Another fad?

Fad : Some think it's healthy. Some protest animal cruelty. They need to learn where to get protein and b12. ...Read more

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Ready to become vegan but not sure how to do it?

Ready to become vegan but not sure how to do it?

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

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If I want to become a vegan, what site should I see?

If I want to become a vegan, what site should I see?

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://vegandietguy.Com/ http://www.Happycow.Net/vegan_diet.Html and http://www.21daykickstart.Org/. ...Read more

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What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

What is healthier, raw vegan vs. cooked grains vegan?

Vegan Diet: Vegan Diet includes Vegetable, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds. It does not include any dairy products. Good Nutrition is necessary for having Energy to function well. Grains are complex carbs that body uses for energy. Since they digest slowly, energy is lasting instead of spiked. Both are Healthy part of Diet. Cooked grains with some olive oil and spices give more flavor and taste. ...Read more