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A particular/habitual eating pattern, for example, "I'm following a raw vegan diet". This is a very general tag: please consider using more specific tags if possible.

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Getting protein from nuts and seeds implies consuming a lot of fat. Is that a bad thing?

I am considering various ways of obtaining sufficient protein from plant-based sources, particularly nuts and seeds. I am using an estimate of about 0.75g of protein per kg of body weight - for me, ...
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Alternative to legumes when composing vegan daily menu

What is the alternative to the legumes when composing vegan daily menu? The assumptions are, that you need to provide full mix of exogenous amino acids every 24 h to prevent muscle decrease (correct ...
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Transforming vegan food externally for absorption by cats (and their digestive system)

This post may well be better suited for the biology or medical sciences Stack Exchange. For safety, and, also, because, there may be more dieticians on this site, if, they may be helpful (perhaps or ...
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What types of diets exist where people avoid meat (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, kosher, jain, raw, etc)?

Can someone please list out and define all the different types of meatless diets (including diets where only some animals are excluded from their diet)? I'm trying to learn about avoiding/reducing ...
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About possibility of changing the human diet to vegetarianism

In one online community I'm part of, there is someone who is saying that changing the human diet to vegetarianism is not possible and that it would take around 200 years of work for the world learn to ...
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Is there a single vegan recipe that can be nutritionally sufficient for a long period of time?

I have gone on a diet where I only ate white grapes for 2 weeks. It was an interesting experience. In the first 2-3 days I was feeling low energy and afterwards I started to feel better and very good ...
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Is it possible to live on a diet of only inanimate/non-living sources?

One possible reason for adopting a vegetarian/vegan diet is the desire not to have to cause the deaths of living creatures in order to survive, where sufficiently-nutritious alternatives exist. Taking ...
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Are there any foods / nutrients that parents should definitely take into account in feeding infants and children? [duplicate]

Everyone knows about vitamin B12. There's loads of other things to think about, omega 3, other lipids, proteins, plus glycaemic index of carbs. What's the best way to approach a complete diet the ...
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Diabetes and vegan diet to control blood sugar

I want to learn more about ways that blood sugar levels and diabetes can be adequately controlled without needing to include more protein from animal sources. What are some foods to eat that are high ...
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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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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot?

Traveling with any kind of specific dietary habits can be tough, but vegan/pescetarian travel can be extremely difficult. In the last 5 years, I've been travelling a lot for my job. It can take me ...
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Are there any studies that show differences in health benefits between a low meat eater flexitarian and other vegetarians types?

Reading this article, we are qualitatively informed about the health benefits and environmental impact of various types of vegetarianism. The summary: Vegan - clearly healthier on average than meat-...
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Why is the temperature limit for raw food set to 42 C / 108 F?

Some vegans choose to follow a raw food diet. I don't know much about this topic, but I've heard that food can be considered raw if it's not processed at more than 42 degrees Celsius (about 108 ...
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Do veg*ans have better health because of their diet or lifestyle? [duplicate]

Several statistics show veg*ans have better health 1,2,3; however one could argue that this is due to several factors other than their diet, e.g. they smoke less, drink less alcohol, do more physical ...
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Are there any specifics related to veganism and working out?

I used to workout quite a lot when I was omnivore and vegetarian but have not visited the gym for some time because of a back injury. When transitioning from omnivore to vegetarian, I did not do any ...
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An easy vegan meal plan that covers all dietary needs [closed]

If you want to get enough of a particular nutrient X, there are always plenty of resources showing how to do so. For example, here are articles showing how to get enough protein, calcium, and iron. ...
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