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Should vitamin B12 supplement be taken at a specific time of day?

I heard that vitamin B12 absorption can vary based on time of day and the most recent mealtime, and also that acid-reflux drugs might interfere with B12 absorption. What is the optimal time of day to ...
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Why does the calorie count different between raw and cooked lentils? [closed]

If you search the nutrition facts on lentils you get about 26 grams protein and 350 kcal for 100 gram raw lentils and about 9g protein and 120kcal for 100 gram boiled lentils. To my understanding ...
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How can I tell if a Chinese bun is vegan or not?

In Hong Kong Chinese bakeries buns are very typical, and have a lot of different vegan fillings as pumpkin, taro or red bean (as in the picture). I am not sure however that the bun itself is vegan. I ...
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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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Soda stream syrup vegetarian?

What soda stream syrups are vegetarian in nature? We have several at home & I figured that others that are considering getting one that a vegetarians might want to know as well! If they aren’t ...
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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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How to deal with pressure from family when telling them you are becoming a vegan?

Sometimes explaining to your family that you have decided to become a vegetarian/vegan is not easy, especially when they have grown up thinking that eating meat/fish/dairy from time to time is ...
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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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Milk substitute for home-made glue

Home-brewers often use milk-based recipes — or literally just milk — to glue labels to bottles. Presumably it's the casein in the milk that allows this to work. This kind of glue has the advantage ...
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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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How much money do I need to donate to charity to justify not being vegan?

I care about animal welfare and climate change but do not want to go vegan. Suppose I eat a typical American diet. How much money would I need to donate each year to the most effective charities to ...
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Which country has the highest number of vegetarians?

Which country has highest number of vegetarians? And which has the highest percentage of vegetarians?
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Does vegetarianism impact life expectancy?

Does vegetarianism affect life expectancy? Is an average vegetarian supposed to live longer just because of their diet?
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Is fungi generally healthy or not? [closed]

What are the health benefits and downsides of edible mushrooms and fungi based foods? ie quorn.
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What's a good way to prepare vegan corn on the cob?

Is there a cheap substitute to butter/margarine? Or is there an alternative way to prepare ears of corn without animal products, yet still retains some basic taste? I am looking for an alternative to ...
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How do the health effects of butter and margarine compare?

I am slowly transitioning to a healthier diet and I am in a quandary about the health effects of butter and margarine. I went to buy a butter replacement and chose an olive spread. I'm in the uk. My ...
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Are hemp, flax, chia, and sesame generally raw?

Are hemp, flax, chia, and sesame generally sold raw, or is heating processing used to isolate these seeds?
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How can I make vegan cream cheese using potatoes?

I want to make vegan cream cheese using mashed or blender blended potatoes, but I can't find a recipe for it. How can I achieve this?
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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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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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What typical vegetables have pH > 7? [duplicate]

Consider only vegetables typically sold at grocery stores in Canada and UK. My grandma's dentist has diagnosed her with acid erosion, and counsels her to shun acids. My grandma's trying to be vegan. ...
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Plant-based meat-like food producers?

Is there one place to get a list of all plant-based meat-like food producers? This will help all those who want to shift from non-veg without compromising on taste.
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Is chili sauce vegan?

I am wondering if chili sauce is vegan. Basically this sauce is made from vegetables such as chili or garlic. It is my favourite spice so it's hard to give up.
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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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Is Spirulina a good source of vitamin B12?

I've found mixed information online about using Spirulina as a source of vitamin B12 for humans when searching google for "Spiralina B12". For instance the first match states that Spirulina has a mix ...
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What are some uses for soy 'whey'?

I was wondering what are some common uses for soy 'whey' (leftovers from the coagulation process when making tofu)? I usually use Calcium Chloride or lemon juice, for coagulation, if that makes a ...
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Are there any vegetarian or vegan alternatives to bone broth?

Sorry if my previous question was confusing. I've tried to clarify it. I did some reading, but am wondering if anyone would care to share what they've tried and if it provided any benefits. From ...
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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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How accurate are Cowspiracy’s claims about the livestock industry?

The documentary movie "Cowspiracy" makes many claims about water footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and other environmental issues. How accurate are these claims? Have any of the ...
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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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Is it true that vegetarians who eat meat become ill?

I've been a veggie for years, but recently I've been told that if I ever accidentally or intentionally eat meat again I may become violently ill, because my body isn't used to it. I've eaten small ...
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Vegetarian Mini-Pill (Progestin Only Birth Control)

Does anyone know if any of the "mini pill" brands of progestin-only birth control are vegetarian? I need progestin only options for medical reasons (options which contain estrogen are not options due ...
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Is it healthy for vegetarians to follow a ketogenic diet?

Since a vegetarian ketogenic diet is limited to dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, vegetables, some low carb fruits, and nutrition supplements, it is quite difficult to follow. Has anyone survived a vegetarian ...
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What is the largest and most detailed open dataset for nutrition, maybe with focus on vegan/vegetarianism as of August 2019?

The background is, I am going to write a custom software application for home use, kind of a random picker for good menus for a month. For that, I am looking for the best dataset you can get for free....
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What are the highest protein sources for vegetarians/vegans?

One of the most frequent questions I am asked as a 30+ year vegetarian is where do you get your protein? There seems to be a belief that the only source of protein is meat. What are the highest ...
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Do fermented foods from India like idli and dosa contain vitamin B12?

Do fermented foods from India like idli and dosa contain vitamin B12? Can eating these foods prevent vitamin B12 deficiency in vegetarian people?
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What can be said when people argue that “plants suffer too”?

Inspired by this question, that is a kind of a guide to "diplomatic relations" with non-veg*s, I'd like to ask what could be good answers to the oft-repeated assertion that "plants suffer too". The ...
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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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What are the main nutrient deficiency concerns for vegans?

What are the main nutrient deficiencies strict vegans are at risk of and how to avoid them?
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Is usage of corals vegetarian and/or vegan?

I did a quick google on the topic and the only sensible thing was this Yahoo answer. However, I wanted to check here as well. Also, according to Wikipedia corals are animals (marine invertebrates) ...
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What health reasons might prevent people from becoming vegan?

Often, people say something like "I'd love to be vegan, but I have low iron levels and a vegan diet would be unhealthy for me." I'm not a physician and I can't just say "I assure you, your iron ...
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Is eating lab-grown meat vegan?

Considering the technology advancement where you could have meat grown in a lab, would it be considered vegan (since it is not a animal product)? Would it depend whether the lab-grown meat was ...
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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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Eating 100 small fish or 1 big fish [closed]

What is the right answer - assume somebody asks you - to the question what is ethically better for a non-vegetarian person to eat (or what you would recommend him to eat, if you have to): 100 small ...
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What are the health benefits of buying organic for fruits and vegetables on the EWG's Clean 15 List?

I'm asking about fruits and vegetables in the EWG's 2018 Clean Fifteen List which suggests that buying organic for these products is unnecessary because even when conventionally grown they are ...
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What is the name of this choy? [closed]

I'm trying to make pickles with the following vegetables: However, I don't know what it is called and where to get it. Can someone help me?
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Should I eat meat mistakenly served to me at a restaurant? [closed]

For simplicity's sake, suppose I am a veg*n for purely ethical reasons. I have no religious/health/disgust/other reasons to be veg*n. If I order a veg*n option at a restaurant, and it is accidentally ...
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Is a Range Cooker useful for vegan food?

My flatmate is vegan, and I don't really have any strong feelings that would compel me to insist on having animal products in the house, so I'm sort of tagging along. I'm now building a new kitchen, ...
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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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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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