Questions tagged [vegetarianism]

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Which of these vegetables are less bloating?

Which should we prefer to feel less bloated: kale, cabbage, spinach, brussels sprout, celery, or avocado? Is there a bloating scale for them ?
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What can cause stomach issues in a vegetarian?

I'm curious as to what sorts of viral, bacterial, or otherwise physiological sources could cause stomach discomfort in a vegetarian and in the presence of all of the following (in other words, having ...
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Why do legumes + grains make 'complete proteins'?

I've heard a thousand times that legumes themselves are "incomplete proteins", meaning they are deficient in some amino acid, so it is beneficial to combine them with grains, which have the amino acid ...
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Meta analyses on vegetarian diet

I am looking for long or short term study (preferably meta analysis) about effects of vegetarian or vegan diet on mortality, cardiovascular risks and cancer risks.
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From a scientific point of view, is it possible to be a vegetarian and keep joints in a healthy state?

I'm a vegetarian (not vegan, due to the fact that I eat dairy products and eggs). But for last two years, I have felt some discomfort and pain in my joints. I haven't been diagnosed yet (I'm going ...
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Vitamin B food source

My question is very simple. What are some good vegetarian food sources for vitamin B? I'm asking this here because I tried to search it on the net but couldn't find much.
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Supplements: When and how to take them to maximize absorption

I switched to a vegetarian diet a while back, and I am now taking a few supplements consisting of common minerals, vitamins and omega-3's as a compliment to my regular diet. When should I take the ...
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What does the highest level science have to say about vegetarianism/veganism? [closed]

In her 2010 book GAPS Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride offers a very strong criticism of the health impacts of vegetarianism (and to an even greater degree, veganism, ...
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Vegetarian equivalents for gelatin

I have various health problems (CFS and post-chemo/radiation fatigue, hypothyroidism, stress intolerance, all of which some article or other on the internet seems to suggest might be helped by gelatin)...
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What forums are there for people interested in a plant-based diet? [closed]

I'm working with someone who's trying to lose weight by switching to a plant-based diet. She could use some people to talk to who also have plant-based diets. By 'plant-based' she means mostly ...
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Lacto Vegetarian sources of BCAAs - Branch Chain Amino Acids?

What are lacto-vegetarian sources of BCAAs? Can consume the following: Dairy based - Work for lacto - veg Honey Plant based - Work for Vegans as well No: No eggs or animal / meat/ fish
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Are there any health hazards related to raw veganism?

I was talking to a friend yesterday about raw veganism and he expressed his concerns about it because he thinks that raw vegans can't metabolize proteins adequately due to the low temperature they use ...
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Good sources of protein for vegetarians? [closed]

I am a 15-year-old vegetarian (and I don't eat eggs). Can anyone suggest good sources of vegetarian food with high protein content to improve my health?
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How to gain weight naturally or by food around the house [closed]

I'm 24 years old, vegetarian and weigh 31Kg. Can anybody tell me how to increase weight naturally and what food to keep around the house? Also I would like to ask, in my childhood I did not take ...
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Possible iron/protein defeciency in vegetarians

Is it possible for vegetarians who eat plenty of dairy food to have iron or protein deficiency? Are there other demonstrable health benefits from eating small amounts of shellfish? Or is there ...
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Advantages of transition from non-vegetarian to vegetarian

Influenced by PETA, a lot of people have already changed to vegan status. I would like to know how well the transition may work? It can be either in a physical or mental way. Some have changed for ...
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What are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet?

What are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet? Where to find them?
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Can vegan or vegetarian diets have a positive effect on people with diabetes?

Can a vegan or vegetarian diet help people treat their diabetes, or at least have a positive effect on them? Why?
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How should ovo-lacto vegetarians compensate the lack of meat in their diets?

An ovo-lacto vegetarian includes both eggs and dairy products in his diet, but meat is completely excluded. In a regular non-vegetarian diet, meat is very important and provides many benefits if ...