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Is vegan healthier than vegetarian diet?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets.
You don't need any animal or dairy products in your diet after childhood. Just be sure to take B12 supplements because B12 is the only vitamin found only in animal products. As for calcium, eat plenty of leafy greens. Vitamin d - unless you live in the tundra, the sun is best. Protein --> beans.

In brief: Yes
Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets.
You don't need any animal or dairy products in your diet after childhood. Just be sure to take B12 supplements because B12 is the only vitamin found only in animal products. As for calcium, eat plenty of leafy greens. Vitamin d - unless you live in the tundra, the sun is best. Protein --> beans.
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Dr. Bob Stewart
Two good sources of information are dr.mcdougall.com and nutritionfacts.org. Both give lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet.
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