Questions tagged [veganism]

In addition to being vegetarian (do not eat meat, poultry, or fish), vegans do not consume or use any animal products (such as eggs, milk, leather, honey, etc.)

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Best environmentally friendly dairy free milk?

There are so many dairy-free milk options out there, but it is hard to determine if some are actually more detrimental to the environment (almond milk, for example has a high sustainability rating on ...
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Do vegans have higher testosterone levels?

Do vegans have higher testosterone levels than non-vegans? cf. "Does eating soy lower testosterone?" There are studies that show fasting increases T levels, too.
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Option for Vegetarian Meat Substitutes

I have recently changed to a plant based diet primarily for health reasons. I have coronary artery disease and I am not convinced that statin drugs alone is enough. I am wondering what are the best ...
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Is there convincing RCT research showing a plant-based diet can reverse or reduce the risk of serious diseases when compared to a "healthy" omni diet?

If you want you can skip the explanation and skip straight to the bottom, where I say exactly what I am looking for. I was talking to my step-dad today and mentioned the recent Oxford study that ...
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Multivitamins for vegans?

Are there multivitamins designed for those with a vegan diet? Such that they have proportionally more of the vitamins vegans are deficient in (B12, calcium, etc.)?
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Do vegans need to consider reduction in angiogenesis?

Polyphenols play a role in the reduction of inflammatory angiogenesis during cancer treatments, primarily administered as part of a diet (Mediterranean). Do vegans, or people who follow other plant ...
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How to become vegan if I belong to sub-arctic region?

I want to become vegan but my environment doesn't allow me as I belong to Oymyakonsky district, Sakha Republic. We people of Oymyakonsky eat lot of meat and fish to keep ourselves warm and also ...
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Non-Lethal Pest Deterrents in a Home Garden

tl;dr version - How can I keep away destructive insects from the garden, without harming them or pollinators? So first off, I'm torn between posting this here or the Gardening & Landscaping SE, ...
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Is it ok for vegans to eat flour-based food?

Flour is produced out of grain. Grain is kept in silos. And it takes lots of effort to keep the silos safe from pests and rodents. So how is it considered vegan to eat food whose production requires ...
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What do you use instead of butter (on pancakes)?

I just recently started a vegan diet about a month ago. I've been enjoying several vegan pancake recipes, but I'm not sure what to use instead of butter for the topping? I know some margarines are ...
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Do cows sometime hide their calves because of fear they'll be taken away?

There are many posts and videos reporting that a cow hid her calves because she knew farmers would take her away. But according to this site, Most cows will hide their newborn for the first couple of ...
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Is there a vegan or vegetarian instant noodles?

In Australia, but don't mind global suggestions. I have tried looking for some good noodles that are decent and are on the hot and spicy side of the flavour scale.
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Calcium bioavailability in traditional tofu?

As a vegan, I intend to use tofu as my main source of protein, iron and calcium. Therefore, I am concerned about bioavailability (i.e. absorption divided by intake) of iron and calcium in tofu. As far ...
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COVID-19 vaccine considerations for vegans

I live a vegan lifestyle, as far as I'm aware. (I don't knowingly make decisions otherwise*.) I don't want to be speciesist. Ideally, I want to live by principles that if all other humans followed ...
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Is Vegetable tanned full grain leather plant-based or animal-based?

Just saw on amazon a product with vegetable tanned leather. Is vegetable tanned leather plant-based or animal-based? If it is animal-based, so that I will not buy it, because I am against animal ...
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Kombucha as a vitamin B12 source

Kombucha can have very high amounts of vitamin B12 (e.g. https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/65wjep/this_kombucha_has_a_ridiculous_amount_of_b12/). Where does the vitamin B12 come from?...
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Where can I find a cheap vegan protein bar?

I weightlift 6 times a week and trying to build muscle. I am vegetarian but I try to limit my amount of dairy intake. I am eating PURE Protein Bars as snacks between my regular meals. They cost ...
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Which countries have the highest number of vegans?

Which countries have the highest number of vegans? And which has the highest percentage of vegans?
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Durable Trekking Boots (vegan)

Where can I find a pair of durable vegan boots for trekking? I'm specifically looking for a goodyear-welted boot, so that they are heavy, durable, and I can take them to any-old boot shop to have them ...
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Nutrition deficiency Lines in Nails [closed]

My nails start to create a texture like lines on a vegan diet. Is there a deficiency creating this problem? Is so, what might it be?
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Does veganism keep you young?

Some say because I'm vegan since I was 14 I remained a child. I have never been short by any means, I am the tallest guy in my entire Romanian family (my grandma had 11 children and the other grandma ...
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What non-vegetarian and/or non-vegan ingredients can be found in cosmetics?

Veganism is defined as "a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other ...
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Is the growth medium used to cultivate vitamin B12-producing bacteria vegan?

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in human health. Because it is considered that active forms of B12 cannot be reliably obtained from plant foods or algae, the ...
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Is there a vegan alternative to Ovaltine?

I'm looking for something that shares Ovaltine's texture and taste, but that's vegan -- milk is the only bit that makes it not vegan, it looks like. Given the texture and the taste are two really ...
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How long does it take for cholesterol to lower down after switching to veganism?

Once a person switches to veganism, how fast do the cholesterol levels lower?
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Veganism vs prolonged fasting for cancer treatment

This article suggests that short term fasting helps fighting cancer by making cancer cells more vulnerable while at the same time making normal healthy cells even more resistant to stress, this can ...
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Is the change from meat eater to pescatarian comparable to the change from pescatarian to vegan?

I'm wondering if health-wise and ecology-wise the change from omnivore to pescatarian is comparable to change from pescatarian to vegan?
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What were the original aims of The Vegan Society (UK)?

The Vegan Society (UK) was founded in 1944 -- that much is easy to discover on their website. But I've heard that the goals of the Vegan Society have changed and evolved over time as different people ...
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How can I tell if this pizza is vegan?

Today the office in which I work provided pizza lunch for us, and the person ordering was extra thoughtful and ordered some additional special pizza for the few vegans who work in this office. Upon ...
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Where do vegan animals get their b12 if not from vegetation? [closed]

If b12 is in meat and dairy where do the animals get it from?
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Have there been any studies comparing milk consuming countries against mainly vegan countries? [closed]

According to Vegetarian, vegan diets and multiple health outcomes: A systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies (Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2017, both vegan and ...
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Vegan flu shot (vaccine / vaccination)

After hearing that the most common flu shots involve chicken eggs, I searched for vegan flu shots. I haven't found anything conclusive. What are my options if I want a flu shot but want to adhere to ...
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What anesthesia should I request for my mole removal as a vegan?

I'm planning to get a mole removed from my face. I'm vegan, and I would like my dermatologist to use anesthesia that doesn't contain any animal products. I know in the US all medicine is tested on ...
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What is the ecological impact of producing vegan supplements?

Since one of the reasons that I follow a vegan diet for is the relatively lower ecological impact that it has on the planet, I was wondering whether there are some studies looking into the ecological ...
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How do I make oat milk?

How do I make oat milk? I have oats and a blender, but what else do I need? I'd rather buy bulk oats rather than buying a packaged product.
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Experimenting with vegan cheese fermentation using real cheese crust: Is there a health risk?

I am doing my first experiments with vegan cheese, prepared by myself. In 2 out of the 3 tests I'm trying to use bacteria from a real cheese. It's a French cheese, but an industrial one, whose taste ...
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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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B12 deficiency in vegans [duplicate]

As far as we know, vegans need to supplement with B12 to prevent deficiency due to a higher risk of such. How long does it take for B12 deficiency to develop, if a vegan person does not take any B12? ...
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Is giving formula to infants acceptable for vegans [duplicate]

I have a young child and like many parents we’re supplementing her diet with formula. Now I know that opinions on breastfeeding can get heated so I want to make this clear: this question is purely ...
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Protein sources in a raw food diet?

How do those on a raw food diet get a sufficient amount of protein? Can they get an adequate amount of protein from eating raw vegetables alone?
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Vegan bean burrito? [closed]

Is it possible to make a vegan bean burrito? If not how would it be possible to theoretically make one? I’m specifically am wondering about refried beans in the burrito.
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Are Oreos vegan?

There are many contradictory sources on whether the classic black Oreo "Sandwich Cookies" are vegan or not. Though sold almost worldwide, classic Oreos are produced in just a handful of big factories ...
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What can I mix soy protein isolate with so it tastes better?

To follow a diet compatible with the type of physical activity that I do when training, I take more than a 100 g of protein per day. As a vegan, I could get tricky to reach this amount while staying ...
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How do I avoid explaining veganism?

Because of work reasons I often share meals with different people every other week or so (such as customers, etc.) More often than not, either by refusing food or simply because of the contents of my ...
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Are black truffles vegan?

Tuber melanosporum better known as black truffles or French black truffles are a type of fungi that grows on the roots of trees. Because they grow underground, they are quite difficult to find and ...
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What material should I look for if I want a durable/comfortable vegan shoe?

I'm the kind of person who tends to buy one pair of shoes and wear them almost all the time until they fall apart. While I'm vegan in most aspects of my life, shoes is one of the things that I've yet ...
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Why are so many YouTubers giving up veganism now?

Recently there has been a rash of YouTube personalities who have very publicly stopped practicing veganism. Examples: Rawvana - Raw Alignment - Kalel - Tim Shieff - Bonny Rebecca - East Coast Creep - ...
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How should I address neglect when coworkers bring in non-vegan donuts?

I’m vegan and I work at a small office where it is common for people to bring in food to share. Sometimes I get lucky and receive consideration from the food-bringer, but in at least as many cases, I ...
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What should I do when receiving non-vegan gifts?

Since deciding to follow a vegan lifestyle, I've found that gift-giving occasions such as birthdays and Christmas can be challenging. This is doubly true for situations where gifts are given from ...
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Can a vegan ethically buy animal leather knowingly?

My persnickety grandma fancies a Steelcase office chair with 2 choices of seat material: Brisa ultrafabric or Elmosoft animal leather (see red underlines beneath). Steelcase apprised her that Elmo ...
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