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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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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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Has anyone considered adding gluten to vegan cheese to provide stretchiness?

Real mozzarella is stretchy because of its protein. Gluten is stretchy for the same reason.
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Nutritionally complete vegan food produced in the nordics

As far as I know it's possible to eat a nutritionally complete and healthy vegan diet without the use of supplements, but those that do so seems to always make great use of food produced in warmer ...
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How important is it to watch vitamin K2 levels?

I've read an article arguing about the importance of vitamin K2 for correct calcium management in the body. There is danger of having low vitamin K2 in a vegan diet. How important is it to watch ...
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Vegan survival food

I am considering taking the Trans-Siberian railway. London to Moscow followed by Moscow to Beijing. I have made many long rail trips in the past so comfort, boredom, etc is not an issue. However, ...
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Why is vegan cheese rarely made using traditional methods?

Usually vegan cheese is just some saturated oil with modified starch, food colouring, aroma and a few other ingredients. However Happy Cheeze is one manufacturer that claims to stick to traditional ...
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Are vegans allowed to kill mice or beetles in their houses? Why or why not?

I was explaining the idea of being vegan to one of my friends and at the end of discussion I said “so we don’t harm any intelligent living thing which we are aware of“ so if we step on an ant which we ...
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Are all German beers vegan by law?

As a longtime vegan, I'm used to looking up Barnivore. (Yay Barnivore! \o/) However, a (non-vegan) German friend of mine recently told me that all beers in Germany are vegan. When I pushed her on ...
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Is there any good quality make-up brand which is 100% vegan?

I’ve just become vegan and I’m noticing things I’ve never noticed before. I was going to buy some make-up stuff as previously planned and after a bit of research, I realised they are probably not ...
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In which countries are McDonald's fries vegan? [closed]

I've heard mixed information about whether McDonald's fries are vegan, and then I've heard that it can vary based on which country you're in. So is there a short list of countries where McDonald's ...
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Is it our natural way of living to be a vegetarian?

I read everything about becoming vegan and every idea behind it. I care a lot about my mind function and I have a serious question: I was wondering which way is more natural ? If we want to answer ...
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What are suggestions for food to consume as a regular vegetarian diet?

I am new to being a vegetarian. I have a regular diet of quinoa, lentils, carrots, kale, asparagus, nutritional yeast, tofu, walnuts, flax seeds, balsamic dressing and small amounts of Ezekiel bread. ...
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Is eating gelatin consistent with veganism on consequentialist grounds?

I consume (very) few animal products, mostly on ethical grounds, however, I have been wondering about gelatin, which may people shy away from. I am a consequentialist, I have no issue with the act of ...
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What is the aim of being vegan? [closed]

As per my knowledge, a vegan is someone who consumes the plant-based diet. So I assume that milk and honey should not be the part of vegan food. However, in this case, should we call a baby vegan who ...
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What's veganism position towards non-human animal euthanasia?

That question stroke me this morning. Veganism is about not making decisions affecting non-human animal lives. Letting them live, and trying not to hurt them as much as possible. Planète Vegan, the ...
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What is the ethical vegan attitude towards free-range animal products?

I understand vegans don't use animal products for various (sometimes different) reasons but I actually fail to see what is the reason behind vegans refusing to use animal products at all for ethical ...
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Vegan bread in UK supermarkets

Thanks to the answers to this recent question of mine, I can now check many products including some breads but not all; for example, not the bakery in Tesco. Database of vegan products in the UK I ...
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Is iron supplementation necessary?

From what I understand animal iron and vegetable based iron are different. Heme iron is apparently more bio-available. According to what I have read humans only absorb 5% of the iron that is available ...
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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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Egg substitute to make vegan cake [duplicate]

Most cake recipes ask to use eggs as binding agent. What is a good substitute for eggs to bake a vegan cake? Same question to bake brownies?
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is iron deficiency anemia more common among vegans?

Is iron deficiency (and more severely, iron deficiency anemia) more prevalent among vegans? I've heard people say that it's important to eat red meat to get iron, but I've also heard several anecdotes ...
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How to tell the difference between faux fur and animal fur?

Last year there was a scandal about real fur being labelled as synthetic/fake/faux fur, which of course would be unacceptable for vegans who are seeking to avoid supporting the exploitation of animals....
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Vegan honey substitutes

Many vegans seem to consider honey non-vegan since honey is produced for a bees own consumption, that often bees are killed so humans may obtain their honey and often bees are selectively bred for ...