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Why do vegan doctors recommend B12 every day/week?

For example, Dr. Michael Greger (of NutritionFacts) recommends: For adults under age 65, the easiest way to get B12 is to take at least one 2,500 mcg supplement each week or a daily dose of 250 mcg....
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Is there a directory of freely available pro-vegan leaflets and literature?

I'm hoping to hand out some leaflets about animal agriculture at an upcoming event, and I'm wondering if there is a collection of premade resources like posters and leaflets. Ideally everything would ...
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Is fat necessary?

From searching around the only types of fat I found to be needed for good health are omega 3 and 6 and everyone suggests limiting omega 6 intake as much as possible because it reduces omega 3. Does ...
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Readers delight,does it need any tweaks?

I'm writing a recipe called Readers Delight! which I have shared on Genius Kitchen (previously Food.com). My goal is for the recipe to have one ingredient for every letter in the alphabet. This is the ...
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Diabetes and vegan diet to control blood sugar

I am vegan and was recently diagnosed with diabetes. My doctor has said I have to include more protein from animal sources to keep my blood sugar down. I want to prove that a vegan diet can control ...
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Calorific value of 1 ha crops vs herbivores raised on 1 ha pasture

I came across the following paper on social media: Davis, S. L. (2003). The least harm principle may require that humans consume a diet containing large herbivores, not a vegan diet. Journal of ...
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What meat substitutes can be used in donairs?

Donairs were a favourite of mine before I went vegetarian, and I haven't been able to figure out what I could use as a meat substitute in it. There are a lot of options, but I just don't have the ...
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Anyone know why Costco / Target pulled 'Just Mayo'?

I was so happy to buy 'Just Mayo' at Costco but it doesn't appear to be there anymore.
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Are animal pollinated foods vegan friendly?

Some foods (e.g. almonds) are 100% reliant on animals (e.g. bees) for pollination. Are foods that are pollinated by animals regarded as vegan friendly?
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German potato salad tofurkey bacon usage?

I’m mostly curious about this. Is it possible to use tofurkey bacon on place of regular bacon in German potato salad? If not could you please give me a good vegetarian version of German potato salad ...
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In order to prevent thrombosis, what supplements should vegans take?

In order to avoid thrombosis and for good heart health, what supplements should vegans take? Would taking white egg or yolk or milk cure thrombosis disease?
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Make a vegan classic poutine

I am a huge fan of poutine. Since poutine isn't very vegan, but I love it, it stops me from being a vegan. So, to fix that, is there an easy vegan-friendly poutine recipe? I would try searching from ...
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What vegan food or drink helps to cool off after spicy food?

When people eat something that's too spicy and they want to relieve the heat, one thing that's common to drink is full-fat milk or cream. What would be a good dairy-free, vegan alternative food or ...
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Is it possible to build muscle on a vegan diet with only two or three meals a day

Perhaps a question generic to body-building, but I'm hoping that there are vegan specific answers, given that many have cited differences. I know I can get all the required nutrients on a plant-based ...
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Is it true that some plants kill and eat animals?

I had a discussion with some friends about vegetarianism, I explain to them that animals "suffer" during their slaughter, and some reasons that push me to be vegetarian .. They were against, one of ...
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Is this coffee syrup recipe vegan or vegetarian?

I would like to know whether this coffee syrup recipe is vegan or just vegetarian. Below is the recipe: Coffee syrup ingredients: 2 cups of sugar 1 cup of coffee Directions: Put the ...
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Where do Vegans get their Omega-3's? [not ALA]

I'm talking specifically EPA and DHA, neither of which are found in any food source except marine biota. Microalgae is the only vegan source I know of but its almost nonexistent in most vegan ...
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Vegan cheesecake?

Can a cheesecake be vegan? This is mostly curiousness on my part though if a cheesecake can be made commercially sugar-free why can’t it be made vegan commercially?
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What can replace milk, for vegan pancakes without eggs?

Please see the question in the title. My goal is to make vegan pancakes without: eggs, milk, any milk alternative that uses Natural Flavours, like soy or coconut milk. I live in Ontario, Canada and ...
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Do Methycobalamin Oral Supplements help raise B12 levels?

NutritionFacts.org says "...there is insufficient evidence to support the efficacy of the other forms of B, like methylcobalamin." I currently take 500 mcg Methycobalamin oral supplements every ...
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Benefits for the used animals when producing according to the EU Eco regulation?

In 2010, the EU introduced an organic certification label for agricultural products that meet the criteria of the EU Eco regulation. Alice doesn’t want to avoid animal products, but she wants to ...
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Do slaughterhouse workers suffer psychologically or become more violent?

In debates about veganism, it’s sometimes claimed that slaughterhouse workers suffer psychologically from working there and/or that they become more violent against humans. Is this true? Is there any ...
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Food ingredients (in the EU) where it’s uncertain whether they are vegan or not

In the European Union, what are the ingredients (as listed on the labels of packaged food products) where it’s uncertain whether they are vegan or non-vegan? So I’m not asking about ingredients that ...
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Is there a vegan Durian pie recipe?

I have been able to find quite a few Durian pie recipes, but they all seem to contain some animal products such as cream. I was wondering if there is a vegan Durian pie recipe somewhere out there ...
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Does the national health insurance in Germany cover the costs of more expensive medicine if the cheapest variant is non-vegan?

In the general case, pharmacies in Germany are required to give out the cheapest prescription-only medicine. Doctors may overrule this (e.g., by marking the aut idem field). If the cheapest medicine ...
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How can I tactfully ask someone not to repeat arguments against vegetarianism?

My bosses have known for a long time that I'm vegetarian, and I know that they aren't. I never bring up the subject of vegetarianism. But whenever we eat, they like to repeat hackneyed arguments ...
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Is it true that no traditional culture ever subsisted on a pure plant-based diet?

Dr. Weston A. Price claims in his Nutrition and Physical Degeneration that a plant-based diet never sustained any traditional culture. As yet I have not found a single group of primitive racial ...
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What vegan or animal rights events have spread internationally?

In the past few years the environmentalism movement has seen large events like New York’s “People’s Climate March” turn into international events where many cities rallied around the same message. ...
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Does Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen checklist guarantee nutritional sufficiency?

As we know, it's possible to eat a very unhealthy diet that is still technically vegan. For example, eating nothing but spoonfuls of peanut butter would be technically vegan but you would develop ...
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What 1 plant has the widest nutritional value over all other plants in the world?

I want to grow a small garden with few plants as possible with efficiency in nutritional value in mind. What plant in the world has the most nutrition from the roots or the flower?
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What vegan food could substitute for chunks of beef in stew?

I made a pretty good vegan Moroccan stew recently, and it reminded me a lot of the stews I had in my childhood. But the stews I had in my childhood had large chunks of beef that were very chewy, and I ...
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Which vegetal foods grown in Canada are good sources of fat?

I'm trying to buy more locally-grown foods and rely less on imports, but when it comes to sources of plant-based fat that seems to be a bit of a challenge in Canada. Relying on imports can be ...
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Do all cruciferous vegetables have the same nutritional profile?

I recently learned that broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and collard greens are all different cultivars of the same original plant species, Brassica oleracea (B. oleracea for short). These are ...
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How common is it for the livestock industry to supplement B12?

In debates, the contra side often claims veganism can’t be good because vegans have to supplement B12 (appeal to nature), while the pro side sometimes claims that even carnists supplement B12 ...
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How quickly could veganism realistically grow?

How quickly could veganism realistically grow if changing attitudes wasn't the limiting factor? We've already heard that the world can't go vegan overnight, but if not overnight then how long? I'm ...
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Which menu items at a sushi restaurant are probably not vegan?

Sushi restaurants tend to have fairly standard menu (at least where I live in Canada). Aside from fish which is clearly not vegan, which other items on the menu are probably not vegan? I already ...
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Are insects a better source of any nutrients than plant-based foods?

One producer of insect foods makes some pretty bold claims about nutrition from cricket flour. 65% protein by volume, complete with all 9 amino acids A good ratio of omega 6:3 fats High in fibre High ...
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Does buying quinoa really take food away from people in Peru and Bolivia?

A few years ago there were articles in the news that the rising popularity of quinoa was driving up prices and making it inaccessible for people in Peru and Bolivia where it had long been a ...
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Did Gordon Ramsay actually go vegan?

Last month celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay posted on Twitter that he is going to "give this #vegan thing a try". Is Gordon Ramsay actually going vegan? This would be a huge reversal from his earlier ...
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How can I make okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) without egg?

A friend of mine really likes okonomiyaki (Japanese savoury pancake) but always makes it with egg. I don't eat eggs, so I'd like to make an adaptation that we can share and eat together. Okonomiyaki ...
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Why do some people have a bad reaction to dairy products? [closed]

I have a few friends who avoid most dairy products (liquid milk especially) because they have a bad reaction after eating those foods, even in small quantities. Some of them avoid all dairy products, ...
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Which plant-based milks have the highest protein content?

I normally buy soy milk because I prefer the taste and consistency, and also because it's a good source of protein. But I noticed that some other non-dairy milks such as coconut milk seem to have very ...
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Are foods with zero cholesterol always vegan?

I've developed this quick trick after reading a lot of food labels. If the nutrition label says it contains any cholesterol, it's definitely not vegan. This is based on the idea that cholesterol ...
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Should vegans include copper when taking zinc supplements?

Some sources suggest that when taking zinc supplements, it's a good idea to take copper at the same time in a ratio of 2 mg copper for every 15 mg zinc in order to maintain mineral balance. This is ...
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Which Canadian pizza chain restaurants offer dairy-free cheese?

I know that Panago has been offering Daiya cheese on Pizza since 2015 but I don't know of any other pizza chain restaurants offering dairy-free cheese in Canada. Is Panago the only one?
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Why does dairy-free ice cream get so hard?

The first time I tried storebought dairy-free ice cream I could barely even wedge a scoop into it after taking it out of the freezer because it was so hard. I had never had that problem in the past ...
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Are there any dairy farms that don't kill cows or calves?

Young calves and old cows on dairy farms are typically sent to slaughter because they are no longer useful for milk production. Are there any farms (past or present) that operate as a business and ...
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Why did Gardein remove most of their products from Canada?

Gardein, a company that produces meat alternatives, suddenly pulled most of their product line from Canadian shelves in early 2017. The total product selection went from over 20 options to just 4. Now ...
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Which foods benefit from soaking before cooking?

I’ve heard that it’s important for health to soak beans when cooking them from dry. Some people also soak rice or chickpeas. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of somebody soaking lentils. Why do we soak ...
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Do any vegan foods provide vitamin D₃?

Are there any non-animal whole foods that provide vitamin D₃? I know that vitamin D₃ can be obtained through supplements and vitamin D₂ is found in some mushrooms. Is sunlight the only other way for ...

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