Do you recommend a vegetarian or vegan diet?

Animal Fat & Protein. I encourage families to include animal fat and protein in their diet, as traditional societies around the world. A well-balanced (fat/protein/carbs) nutritionally packed vegan/vegetarian diet is possible, but less probable - especially for children. http://getrealforkids.com/resources/real-food/balanced-meals-snacks/1987-secrets-of-a-balanced-meal#.
Neither. The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
Vegetarian. Vegans have the shortest lifespan but vegetarians live longer.

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Is a vegan diet and better than a vegetarian diet?

Not the strict vegan. A vegan, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian are all types of vegetarians. Because some things (calcium, vit.D, vit.B12, protein) are harder to get if a vegetarian eats no egg or dairy, a vegan has a much harder time finding all the nutrients he needs to stay healthy. However, a lacto- or ovo-vegetarian must be wise enough not to overeat fats from yolks and milk (butterfat). Read more...
NO. I not a fan of either and don't advise either unless there is a religious or other reason to follow such an extreme program. Read more...
Not Clear. Despite pop culture beliefs, I am unaware of any serious , scientific proof that either is better than a normal diet in moderation. Particularly in kids.So be careful. Read more...
Worse. The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. www.edibolic.com. Read more...

Can you get enough nutrients from a vegan diet? I'm vegetarian, but cannot imagine how to get protein if I were to take out dairy

Vegan Diet. I commend you for having Vegan Diet for Good Health. Sources of Protein in Vegan Diet : • Whole grains • Bran Cereal • Oatmeal • Beans • Legumes • Soy Foods • Nuts • Seeds Health is Wealth! Read more...

Is a vegan diet healthy for kids? I became a vegetarian when I was a young teenager. More recently I turned vegan because I was having health problems caused by dairy. Because I became a vegetarian when I was so young, I never learned how to cook meat. I

Whether . Whether to eat meat or dairy is a personal choice. With that said - to have a balanced diet, a vegan needs to have a significant knowledge base. Vegan diets are often low on vitamin b 12, calcium, vitamin d, iron and other nutrients. If these are not obtained through the diet, there needs to be appropriate forms of supplementation. If you plan to raise your children as vegans, i really suggest you thoroughly educate yourself on the matter. It takes much more careful planning for your kids to fill their nutritional requirements if they are vegans. I would also suggest you work with a good nutritionist, to ensure that children's nutritional requirements are met. A possible option could be a primarily vegan diet with some dairy and /or meat supplementation. Raising children on a vegan diet is not child abuse. It can however, be trickier than a vegetarian diet or eating that includes fish and meat. If you are not vegan based on moral issues and your main concern is about cooking separate meals- how about making the same basic meals for the whole family and augmenting the children's meals to ensure that their intake is balanced? Read more...
If done correctly. A vegan diet is beneficial to all age groups, but it must be done correctly. Believe it or not-------there are even bad vegan diets! Read more...
Get guidance. If this is what junior wants and you have good information about supplements, getting enough high-quality protein and keeping calories limited to what junior needs, you'll be okay. The moral benefits are real, the health benefits less clear. Forcing this on a child creates problems in a culture like ours. Look at the big picture and perhaps let junior decide. Read more...