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Questions tagged [vegetarian-diet]

Any eating pattern that excludes animal-derived ingredients such as meat. Use a more specific tag if the diet is known to have additional restrictions (eg. eggs, dairy, fruit, raw).

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Is the 2014 study saying vegetarian diet is worse than an omnivorous one, still valid?

In 2014 researchers from the Medical University of Graz published a study The Association between Eating Behavior and Various Health Parameters which concluded in the abstract: ... a vegetarian ...
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Reasons why a Vegetarian/Vegan would eat a meat-substitute food

By meat-substitute, I mean something that is intended to look or even taste like meat, without being meat, such as Quorn. Being a Vegetarian, people constantly ask me "Why would you eat something ...
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Dealing with natural deaths of animals

Why would a vegetarian refuse to eat an animal that dies of a natural death (such as Kapelin, the suicide fish that throws itself upon the bays of Newfoundland two weeks of a given month of a given ...
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Protein-rich vegetarian recipes without nuts [closed]

I just recently made the transition to becoming vegetarian. I'm loving it so far and feel great, but could use some new recipes. I personally do not like nuts so finding ways to get protein in my ...
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Muscle development in adolescents

I've heard that when children are in their teens, in particular from fourteen onwards, it is important for them to develop their muscular system. An important part of this aspect of this development ...
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Is the cheese used in PizzaHut and at Dominos in Malaysia vegetarian?

Both of these big food chains provide vegetarian pizzas in most of the country, but is the cheese used in their pizza free from animal enzyme?
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Are there any famous world leaders (politics, religion) who are vegan/vegetarian?

Who are famous world leaders (politics, religion) who live on a vegan/vegetarian diet? (Define famous: presidents, vice presidents, religious heads)
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How I can I convince my (Moroccan) family it's OK to go vegetarian?

This year I discovered vegetarianism (and I did some research about it), and I REALLY want to be vegetarian, but I am struggling: More than 90% of my country does not know this notion. Google Trends ...
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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot? [closed]

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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Which places have a majority of vegetarians?

It is often heard that vegetarian movements are on the rise recently. Is there any place or country in the world, where the vegetarians are in the majority at present?
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How much is a person's greenhouse gas footprint reduced by eating vegetarian?

Animal agriculture has been identified as playing a large role in climate change. I am interested in how much of a difference someone can make through diet changes. How much is the average North ...
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Are there any countries where the percentage of people who are vegetarian has significantly increased in recent years?

Looking at this list, I see that the vegetarianism percentage within the general population varies a lot from country to country. My country (Romania) does not even appear in this list, and I could ...
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What are the top causes of death for vegetarians?

For the entire population this is an easy statistic to look up and can be used to react to the risks of say, heart attack (common), versus ebola (rare). The hypothesis is that vegetarians are less ...
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Are meat substitutes necessary for a vegetarian lifestyle?

I've found that many pre-made fake meat (vegetarian "burger" or "sausages") products are very expensive relative to other foods. Are these necessary for a vegetarian diet? What alternatives are used ...
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Is the human body naturally made for a vegetarian diet?

I have heard that the human body is naturally made for a vegetarian diet. Does the shape of our teeth, length of our intestines indicate a natural make towards a vegetarian diet? Are there any other ...
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Are vegetarian and vegan micronutrient needs the same as traditional diets?

Inspired from this question about macronutrients, here I propose the analogue for micronutrients: are vegetarian and vegan micronutrient needs the same as traditional diets? Does any factor in vegan ...
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Relationship between vegetarianism and global warming

It is said that going vegetarian can help reduce global warming. What research has been done to support this or against it. Also, if true, to what extent is it effective as compared to other methods ...
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Are vegetarian and vegan macronutrient needs the same as in traditional diets?

Are the recommended macronutrient ratios the same for vegetarians, vegans, and people eating meat? Does the fiber content or the nutrient density of plant foods change the recommended calorie intake ...
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Do any major religions promote or require a vegetarian diet?

Do any major religions promote or require a vegetarian diet? If so, what is the reason for this?
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What do you call an almost vegetarian diet that includes honey and insects, but excludes milk and eggs?

I'm looking for the name of a non-lacto or ovo diet, but that includes honey and insects (as the title says). What would this version of vegetarianism be called? I'm looking for a name similar to ...
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Why are a lot of beer and wines non-vegetarian?

The vast majority of beer and wines aren't vegetarian. I believe it is fish bladders that are used to make the drink clearer. What is the vegetarian alternative to this and why isn't it more widely ...
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What are the health benefits of vegetarianism?

Are there any known health benefits of being a vegetarian? Does it prevent or lower the risk of any diseases? Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat.
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Is it safe to feed children a vegetarian diet?

Can children grow normally on a vegetarian diet? Is it safe? Or are there any known risks?