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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a vegetarian diet help prevent recurrence of heart attack?

If somebody has already experienced a heart attack and recovered, can adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet help to prevent a second heart attack? If yes, is one more effective than another, or is there ...
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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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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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Are cereals or any other crop grown by humans vegan? [duplicate]

The process of growing a crop involves ploughing the land and using pesticides. While ploughing we kill many insects and worms in the soil and by using pesticides we intentionally kill the insects. ...
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Do vegans consume crops pollinated by captive bee labor? [duplicate]

Bees are used as slave labor to pollinate a huge number of crops. How do we justify the exploitation of honey bees to produce food? Avocados, almonds, and blueberries are just a few examples of crops ...
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Why do flax eggs make my bread mushy?

I've been trying to bake bread using homemade flax eggs, but every time I do, the inside of the bread is mushy and uncooked. What am I doing incorrectly?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Are there any hazards involved in eating old vegetables?

If someone chooses to store raw animal meat in a refrigerator for consumption, it generally cannot be stored for very long before it becomes dangerous to eat. I'm not sure of the entire reason why, ...
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Does eating insects save lives compared to eating plants?

I've been a vegetarian for almost 9 years and became a vegan 1.5 years ago. So I really believe in not killing animals. What "bugged" me for several years is that animals like mice and moles die ...
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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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Are most pizza doughs from chain restaurants vegan?

Assuming you can find a delivery place that offers vegan cheese substitutes or dairy-free flatbreads, is it safe to assume that the restaurant's dough recipe is vegan? What ingredients should you ask ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Any website to search for foods high in a particular nutrient?

USDA.gov has removed their Food Composition Database through which you were able to search for list of foods high in particular nutrient, such as potassium, vitamin C, etc., and their new Food Data ...
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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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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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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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How is Animal Rebellion connected to the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement?

I’ve been seeing news about the extinction rebellion (XR) movement from several countries lately, and I’ve also been seeing news about Animal Rebellion, mostly from England and Australia. Are these ...
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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 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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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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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 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 boiling oil seeds and oleaginous fruit as effective as soaking them overnight in cold water?

Those seeds are the base for vegan cheese preparation. In the process of experimenting with making my own vegan cheese, I am wondering whether soaking is equivalent to boiling in this context, since ...
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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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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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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 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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