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How should ovo-lacto vegetarians compensate the lack of meat in their diets?

There are a few considerations when looking at a healthy lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. Complete Proteins This is fairly easy in this type of diet, as eggs contain complete proteins. There are also a ...
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Advantages of transition from non-vegetarian to vegetarian

This subject is very broad and a detailed answer would require to be a whole book. Shortly I can say that vegetarians and vegans have lower rates of mortality (both by ischemic heart disease and total)...
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How should ovo-lacto vegetarians compensate the lack of meat in their diets?

NOTE: this answer only focuses on proteins. Short answer With beans (beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.) and cereals. Long answer There are proteins in many vegetable foods, the difference with meat ...
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Advantages of transition from non-vegetarian to vegetarian

This is a question that cannot be answered by a simple yes or no. As a vegetarian for health purposes (who was a vegan for 1 year) I say that the human isn't supposed to be vegetarian, but rather an ...
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How should ovo-lacto vegetarians compensate the lack of meat in their diets?

Meat mostly provides you with protein and fat, so you'll have to make up for this. This will be easier for an ovo-lacto vegetarian. Sources of fat Nuts, nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, etc.)...
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How to gain weight naturally or by food around the house

Unless you are very short, your weight indicates that you are severely underweight, see here for details. If you are indeed underweight, then you should follow the advice given there: If you are ...
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How to gain weight naturally or by food around the house

To increase weight and be healthy eat plenty of food rich in proteins (black beans, chickpeas, broccoli, potatoes, mushrooms), carbohydrates (Whole grain bread, pasta, cereals) and fat (avocado, olive ...
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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? Everyone who consumes too little iron can develop iron-deficiency anemia, but this is not necessary ...
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Advantages of transition from non-vegetarian to vegetarian

In 2013, as an already healthy athlete, I decided to stop eating meat, eggs, and dairy products and switch to a plant-based diet. Very soon thereafter, I noticed significant positive changes, realized ...
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Can vegan or vegetarian diets have a positive effect on people with diabetes?

There are several investigations assessing this issue. In several clinical trials (1, 2) Dr. Barnard has prooved that a low-fat vegan diet can improve serum values of HbA1c and requirements for ...
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Supplements: When and how to take them to maximize absorption

To get the most of your vitamins/minerals is quite simple, really. There are two types of soluble vitamins/minerals: Water-soluble Fat-soluble Absorption of water-soluble vitamins is quite easy, ...
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What are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet?

A vegan diet is based only on vegetal foods. If we analyze the amino acid content of different food protein sources (animal and plant proteins), lysine is consistently at a much lower concentration ...
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Are there any health hazards related to raw veganism?

I think the main hazards associated with raw veganism would be more around food hygiene. Without a kill-step (i.e. cooking to over 75 degrees Celsius) and hygienic food preparation practices there is ...
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What are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet?

All essential amino acids originate from plants (and microbes), and all plant proteins have all essential amino acids. Eating a whole food plant-based diet also known as a proper vegan diet or a ...
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Lacto Vegetarian sources of BCAAs - Branch Chain Amino Acids?

Branch chain amino acids is a term used for three of the essential amino acids. They are not something exotic, but something humans need to survive, and contained in most human foods. In fact, if they ...
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Meta analyses on vegetarian diet

Links: 2016 study 2014 study They are both meta analysis. Long term effects though.
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Vitamin B food source

The best are deactivated yeast or the extract and Sunflower seeds(Source USDA) http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3076/2 Other choices(Source USDA) but not limited to; include ...
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Vitamin B food source

Here on Nutrients Review you have lists of foods high in individual vitamins B. Here on US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are more detailed lists of foods high in individual vitamins and other ...
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Which of these vegetables are less bloating?

A common cause of bloating is consumption of high amount of soluble fiber, which is fermentable by normal intestinal bacteria, which produce gas. From your list, Brussels's sprouts and avocado have ...
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Vitamin B food source

Vitamin B is a misnomer, think of it not as 1 vitamin but as "B Vitamins", because there are 8 that are essential to good micro-nutrition. B vitamins are found in whole unprocessed foods. Processed ...
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Vegetarian equivalents for gelatin

If you are experiencing cravings as a vegetarian you might try supplementing some of the most common deficiencies in the unplanned vegetarian diet. Such as: Vitamin B12 Omega 3 (2 supplements - DHA (...
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Good sources of protein for vegetarians?

Here are some good sources of protein: hemp seeds (10g/2tbsp) peanut butter (8g/2tbsp) chia seeds (4g/2tbsp) pumpkin seeds (7g/oz) almonds (6g/oz) seitan (6g/oz) tempeh (30g/cup) tofu (20g/cup) black ...
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