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Are vegans less susceptible to infectious diseases?

After reading the recent article Butler, Michael J., and Ruth M. Barrientos. “The Impact of Nutrition on COVID-19 Susceptibility and Long-Term Consequences.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 87 (July ...
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Where does the B12 in vitamin supplements come from?

I know that many animal products contain vitamin B12 and that it's very hard or even impossible to get enough from plant-based food. There are supplements which vegans should take. But what are these ...
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How much myrosinase do mustard sprouts contain?

It is known that ground mustard seeds contain active myrosinase, but what about soaked or sprouted mustard seeds?
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What are accidentally vegan (not branded vegan) products like margarine, pancake mix, car tires, etc?

What are mostly major brands in major supermarkets these common products around the world: Blue Bonnet light margarine McCormick bacon bits Michelin tires ? mayonnaise ? pancake mix (These are ...
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What are some healthy Indian breakfast recipes?

I am getting married, so I just want to know some quick and healthy Indian breakfast recipes that are vegetarian/vegan to impress my in-laws.
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Which type of bean causes the least amount of flatulence without soaking?

If you wanted to cook unsoaked beans, which type of bean would have the least chance of producing flatulence? For instance,I put some pinto beans in an instant pot for 30 minutes after eating a 1/2 ...
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Body got skinny and gaunt; caused by not eating meat any more?

Last year I stopped eating meat (for environmental reasons): went from meat every day to one meat meal every one or two weeks (basically only when going out). And since Coronavirus started, this has ...
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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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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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How can I make thick and creamy vegan curd or yogurt?

How can I make a thick and creamy vegan curd or yogurt at home? Here in South India the temperature is very suitable for fast fermentation, but I am not sure which ingredients or fermenting agents to ...
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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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In the Vegan Society's definition, what does practicable mean?

Veganism is 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 purpose. The Vegan ...
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How to deal with narcissistic manipulation from anti vegans?

It is common practice from narcissistic individuals to accuse vegans of being part of a brain washed society or religion. This means one has two options: A) Defend veganism and by doing so proving in ...
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What are the disadvantages of consuming more protein than necessary?

I think most veg*ns in countries where meat consumption is high, such as the UK where I live, are accustomed to being asked "Where do you get your protein?" but it's widely accepted that ...
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How have dairy farms been repurposed?

I'm looking for instances, ideally small family farms exhibited in news articles, for converting their farm into an industry not centered around animals. It would be great if you can include ...
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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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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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Ethicality of cooking lobster

I have seen that, beforre boiling live lobsters, chefs usually sit it down and stroke the back of its neck. I have heard that this puts the lobster in a trance but my friend says it just paralyses it. ...
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Hand sieve vs nut milk bag for straining plant milk

I have been making non-dairy milk (mostly oat milk) for a while using a nut milk bag to strain, which has recently torn. I am looking for a replacement, and was wondering whether there is much ...
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How are cows harmed in dairy farming?

In what way are cows harmed by the production of cows milk? It's obvious that meat comes from an animal that had to die, but you don't need to kill a cow to get her milk.
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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 there a good rule of thumb for eating correctly?

I've been vegan/vegetarian for about 4 years now and my way of making sure I'd eat enough of everything is to mix as much as possible vegetables, fruits, grains... There's a French recommendation to ...
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Is meat and bone meal still used to feed livestock?

It looks like meat and bone meal can cause mad cow disease. I understand that feeding it to pets like dogs and cats is not such a big problem since humans (usually) don't eat pets. But is meat and ...
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How can commitment to veganism and vegetarianism be encouraged?

For many, a lack of knowledge is the primary barrier to becoming vegan or vegetarian. Some understand the issues however, but struggle to commit to a specific diet or lifestyle due to a lack of ...
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Which ethical arguments for veg*nism empirically work the most often?

Every veg*n has their own reasons for being veg*n and their own opinions about which arguments are most convincing. No argument is going to convince everyone. Changing your beliefs or actions is a ...
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What happens when an animal gets spooked on the way to slaughter and refuses to continue?

Apologies if this isn't appropriate for this SE - it was the most relevant one I could find. When animals are being led to slaughter, I imagine it must happen occasionally that one gets the sense ...
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Are fat soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K, an issue on vegan blood test results?

B12, protein, iron, etc are usually the ones we all hear about. But what about fat soluble vitamins? A vegan diet is characteristically low in fat. Lipids or fats are important to absorb these ...
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Does a vegan diet help to reduce allergy symptoms?

Several studies have shown the positive impact that vegan diet can have on gut microbiota1. At the same time several studies have shown the connections between a gut in a poor status and the ...
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Are most electronics vegan/vegetarian?

Are there any non-vegan components of consumer electronics? For example, any adhesive that may be used in the case. I own an older laptop, and would be interested in the results.
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After how long will one see symptoms of lack of B12?

Suppose a person goes vegan and neither eats food items with B12 nor supplements, i.e., doesn't take vitamin B12 at all. After how much time will the symptoms be visible and after how much time will ...
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Is meat to blame for many lifestyle diseases?

I have been reading "how not to die" by gene stone and Michael Gregor. During the book, people were classified as either meat eaters (eat meat more than 4 times a week), or plant based eaters. meat ...
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Pros and cons of trying a vegetarian diet for a few months as a transition to veganism?

I'm interested in becoming a vegan, and cutting all animal products out of my diet. Should I go cold turkey (pun intended) and just stop eating animal products immediately, or should I try to be a ...
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What are some warm clothing options for vegans?

I’m unable to find vegan wool and I don’t like purchasing petroleum based products. What can I wear to keep warm?
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Is there a Vegan Society in China?

I haven't noticed any outreach in China to date. Which is odd because I can buy food made for vegans from Asia. Perhaps the information is not available in English or online.
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Inflammatory and anti-inflammatory food table request

Is there a book, ebook or internet resource with a nutritional table (drawn from recent scientific studies) showing or describing inflammatory and anti-inflammatory characteristics of vegan and ...
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Is there a way of telling if foods are vegan by a single nutrient or a certain combination of nutrients?

The USDA define 235 kinds of nutrients in their database. Is there a nutrient found in all animal products and no plant foods? I read that some foods with zero cholesterol aren't always vegan. But, ...
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Any major philosophy or ideology that promotes veganism?

In a similar question it was asked which major religions promote or require a vegetarian diet? Here I'm asking for something quite different: not a religion but a philosophy or ideology. I'm thinking ...
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Any studies linking vitamin B12, melatonin, and sleep

Is there a study out there that links vitamin B12 specifically with lowered or raised melatonin? And related to that, is there any relation to high amounts of B12, and lack of sleep or other sleep ...
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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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Is consensual cannibalism vegan?

As far as I understand, one of the strongest points of veganism for not consuming animals is so as not to cause animals harm or suffering. Vegans also abstain from animal products such as milk, honey ...
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Is Marmite (UK) vegan?

Just to clarify, I am from the UK and so I am talking about UK Marmite: As you can see from the pot, they say it's vegetarian, but it's yeast extract, so does that mean it's not vegan? Does yeast ...
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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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What traditional dishes are the easiest to order vegan at a Korean restaurant?

When ordering at a traditional Korean diner or barbecue restaurant, which dishes can normally be modified to be vegan? I know that many Korean soups often have seafood as a base, even if tofu is the ...
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Should I have blood tests if I already donate blood?

3.5 years ago I became a vegetarian, but in the mean time I have never had a blood test to check the iron value, the B12 amount, the vitamin-D amount and so on. Some people are worried that my ...
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I'm currently fasting, while vegan, is there anything diet related I should address when I finish?

To lose weight, I have started on both portion control and fasting on odd nights. I do not know if there are nutritional problems that could arise from this type of dieting. Are there specific ...
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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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Which foods at Indian restaurants tend to be vegan and how can I tell?

Indian restaurants often throw me off. Usually I must ask if the bread is not buttered but the bread is sometimes made with milk and sometimes not. I know some words, like "paneer," refer to dairy ...
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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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Have vegetarian or vegan diets been shown to help people with mental illness?

I recently had a discussion with a friend who struggles with mental health, and that friend was planning to try a more plant-based diet (or even a totally plant-based diet) in an attempt to improve ...
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Does rejuvelac contain B12?

The issue of B-12 deficiency is of great concern for myself and others in the community. After switching to a vegan diet, I looked for alternative sources of cobalamin. Currently, I buy nutritional ...

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