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Is safe to be vegetarian?

Is safe to be vegetarian?

Yes!: Yes, a well-balanced vegetarian diet is safe and healthy as long as you get enough calories and exercise too. ...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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Is good to be vegetarian ?

Is good to be vegetarian ?

Be discerning: If you're a vegetarian, you'll need to supplement to get enough of some of your nutrients such as B12 and iron. Even protein may be a challenge. Despite all the huckstering, the big studies show no difference between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease when you control for the other stuff. You can claim the moral high ground. Make the choice freely. ...Read more

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How do I become a vegetarian?

How do I become a vegetarian?

Don't eat meat!: There are different subtypes of a vegetarian diet. Most vegetarians do not eat meat (including poultry & seafood) but do eat dairy & eggs. Some avoid all animal-derived foods (this is a vegan diet). It is important that you obtain adequate protein- excellent sources of protein include eggs, nuts, seeds, beans & dairy. See my comment for a nice link to an article by dr. Bob sears with 12 faq's:. ...Read more

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Are more men or women vegetarian?

Are more men or women vegetarian?

Vegetarians: In US about 59 % women & 41 % men. According to a Huffington Post article about 79% of vegans are women. http://www.toprntobsn.com/veganism/ ...Read more

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Is leptorexin vegetarian product?

Is leptorexin vegetarian product?

Yes: The product does appear to be primarily plant based. The ingredient list does not include any animal products directly. Limiting your diet by eating more vegetables and smaller portions will help you lose weight and may be more cost effective and fun than taking pills. ...Read more

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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...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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Body benefits of being a vegetarian?

Body benefits of being a vegetarian?

Elusive: 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

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Is being vegetarian good for your organs?

Is being vegetarian good for your organs?

Yes: The human diet is naturally a plant-based diet. Some animal products like eggs are also highly beneficial. Saturated fats are even ok in moderation when derived from plants like coconut oil. Animal saturates are more inflammatory. So a diet of 80% and 20% animal is likely the best human diet. A vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy can acquire all the essential nutrients a human body needs. ...Read more

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How to gain weight if you're a vegetarian?

How to gain weight if you're a vegetarian?

Coconut oil: One of the best tasting and hottest cooking oils, coconut oil is a staple of the indian diet. You can spread it on bread like butter, fry with it and even use it to make soup and sauces more rich. You can cook a wide range of pastas and grains. Fresh vegetables may take nearly as much energy to digest as they deliver, but provide the freshest nutrients. ...Read more

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What are pros and cons of being vegetarian?

What are pros and cons of being vegetarian?

The pros are moral: 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

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I decided to become a vegetarian, any tips?

I decided to become a vegetarian, any tips?

Be informed: 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

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How to gain healthy weight if I am vegetarian?

How to gain healthy weight if I am vegetarian?

Depends: Vegetarians tend to be fitness-oriented. It will be easier to gain lean muscle mass if you have a protein supplement; if your rules allow dairy, whey is great, otherwise there's soy. The key is a fitness lifestyle, with both aerobic and resistance training. Vegetarianism can be a healthy choice if and only if you know exactly what you are doing and supplement as you must. ...Read more

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Need to know is vegetarian the healthiest diet?

Need to know is vegetarian the healthiest diet?

Healthy: Vegetarianism is not only a very healthy diet, but it can help with any moral dilemmas that one may have from eating meat. There are many other healthy lifestyle eating habits out there as well, it would be impossible to crown one as the "healthiest". Ask yourself, what matters most to you when it comes to food? ...Read more

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Where to find more info about being vegetarian?

Where to find more info about being vegetarian?

Be discerning: To start, be aware that the big studies over the past decade have shown no differences between vegetarians and omnivores in longevity or any category of disease. Non-supplementing vegetarians are often seriously sick with deficiency diseases that shouldn't exist anywhere. They also have the moral high ground. It can be a safe and scientifically sound choice, but there's lots of junk out there. ...Read more

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How could a vegetarian gain back healthy weight?

How could a vegetarian gain back healthy weight?

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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Former vegetarian turning paleo, any suggestions?

Former vegetarian turning paleo, any suggestions?

Couple thoughts: There are a lot of great sites on paleo but Mark's Daily Apple has some wonderful articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube. ...Read more

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What are the bad sides to going vegetarian as a teen?

What are the bad sides to going vegetarian as a teen?

Read on: So many say the are vegetarian and don't eat meat eggs ot fish.I do think a veg diet can be very healthy but it does take work. U have to add to ur diet protein like beans, add green leafy veg. Grains and legumes.At every meal every day and a lot of them , too many just eat more carbs. Get some books. And read them this diet can be very healthy but very detrimental if done wrong. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going vegetarian for first time?

Be informed: 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

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I am new vegetarian. Could you recommend some recipes?

I am new vegetarian. Could you recommend some recipes?

Vegetarian Diet: I commend you for becoming Vegetarian. and CARING FOR YOUR HEALTH. Have Balanced Diet with protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Have vegetables, fruit, grain, dairy products Use herbs like basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary Use spices like coriander, cumin, nutmeg Use nuts Manifest your creativity se your CREATIVITY ...Read more