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Are there any specifics related to veganism and working out?

To make it short, veg*an athletes should follow the same recommendations as veg*ans that are not athletes. Indeed, several studies have been done on the topic and here I summarize the most important ...
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Why is the temperature limit for raw food set to 42 C / 108 F?

The thresholds are a little fuzzy -- in researching this, I found 40-49°C, 42°C, and 48°C as the cited upper limit. Regardless of the exact number... From Raw Food Diet FAQ, heating above that point ...
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Is there a single vegan recipe that can be nutritionally sufficient for a long period of time?

This is pretty much the same goal that Rob Rhinehart (the founder of Soylent) set out to accomplish. He created a highly engineered recipe of soy protein isolate, maltodextrin, isomaltulose, soy ...
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Is it true that no traditional culture ever subsisted on a pure plant-based diet?

I wouldn't be very surprised if it was. In the history of mankind, the ability to sustain something as big as a culture by purely plant-based means would not be the easiest way of doing things and ...
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Is it true that no traditional culture ever subsisted on a pure plant-based diet?

Some Neanderthals in Spain have been found to have consumed zero animal products. The theory is that since they lived inside forests there was plently of roots, mushrooms, nuts and fruits thus no ...
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Why is the temperature limit for raw food set to 42 C / 108 F?

Around this temperature, enzymes (which are complex protein structures) begin to denature, and this is usually cited as the reason for setting a temperature threshold here. See Raw foodism on ...
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Is there a single vegan recipe that can be nutritionally sufficient for a long period of time?

Simple and Less Tempting For the purposes mentioned in the question (clarity of mind, weight loss, mental reward by not worrying too much about food), it is enough to have some sort of simple, but ...
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Is there a single vegan recipe that can be nutritionally sufficient for a long period of time?

I would guess rainbow soup (all coloured vegetables fruit grain and nuts cooked in vegetable stock) with added fortified breakfast cereal or rice for b12 would contain all vitamins minerals and ...
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Diabetes and vegan diet to control blood sugar

What to avoid Avoid refined sugar and refined carbohydrates (baked goods, white bread and pasta) as they have a high Glycemic index (which means they’ll raise blood sugar very quickly) as well as ...
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Is it possible to live on a diet of only inanimate/non-living sources?

From this answer to the question on Biology.SE linked by unor: The answer to your question is yes it is certainly possible. As far as we know all essential human nutrients can be synthesised from ...
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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot?

I travel quite a bit and for me using apps like Happy Cow ,which locates veg*n restaurants near you, has been very useful. You can try using this kind of apps to look for something that is both ...
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Are there any studies that show differences in health benefits between a low meat eater flexitarian and other vegetarians types?

There are mixed results when comparing semi-vegetarians with lacto-ovo vegetarians, while vegans usually do best. This study of Taiwanese Buddhists found that the vegetarians had lower rates of ...
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Do veg*ans have better health because of their diet or lifestyle?

The argument that veg*s enjoy better health because of the confounding factors (reduced smoking habit, reduced alcohol consumption, more physical activity, etc.) could be valid for cohort studies, but ...
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An easy vegan meal plan that covers all dietary needs

This article has meal plans for several days with an emphasis on being quick and low-cost. I haven't tried following it myself, but it does indeed look easy enough to follow. It says "The menus were ...
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Is it true that no traditional culture ever subsisted on a pure plant-based diet?

It is definitely not true "that a plant-based diet never sustained any traditional culture." St. Jerome gives numerous examples of cultures in antiquity who abstained from eating flesh in ...
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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot?

These are all great tips that I also try to use, so I'm only adding on from my own experience. I've had to travel a lot for work and have found myself in situations where I don't end up getting much ...
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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot?

I'm vegan and travel the world a lot. Some of my advice: I always bring a bunch of protein bars with me I find out the word and definition of 'vegan' in the language(s) where I'm travelling I go to ...
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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot?

I've written a small handbook called "Tiny Guide for the Vegan traveler. Survival manual for travelers and workers who don’t have a place to cook" You can download it from Google Drive here Good ...
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Alternative to legumes when composing vegan daily menu

That's a tough one. Legumes are so versatile and such a great source of protein! You say Legumes need longer preparation and are not always practical (and consumed daily, a bit hard on digestion ...
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Transforming vegan food externally for absorption by cats (and their digestive system)

As carnivores, cats are evolved to subsist mostly on animal proteins and fats. Unlike herbivores, their digestive systems do not have the ability to digest the polysaccharide carbohydrates (cellulose ...
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What types of diets exist where people avoid meat (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, kosher, jain, raw, etc)?

I'm not aware of any single authoritative list, but there are a few that may be helpful Airlines Airlines are special in that they can't just go to the kitchen to make you something special. They've ...
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Getting protein from nuts and seeds implies consuming a lot of fat. Is that a bad thing?

Lentils, beans and peas are great vega sources of protein that contain little to no fat. For more information on nuts you may read the following: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/nuts/
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Alternative to legumes when composing vegan daily menu

Almost all fruits and vegetables have protein. While legumes and grains have especially high amounts of protein, some folks do have legume allergies. Most people's protein requirements can easily be ...
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About possibility of changing the human diet to vegetarianism

A lot can happen in 200 years especially with current technological progress. There could be other possibilities. Consider that if the world keeps going in the direction of seeking greater and greater ...
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About possibility of changing the human diet to vegetarianism

My interpretation of what this person is saying is that it would take a lot of time and cultural change for all humans (or the majority of humans) to become vegetarian. I agree with them. While in ...
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Is there a single vegan recipe that can be nutritionally sufficient for a long period of time?

2 suggestions with proven results: Dr John MacDougall Daily, I am asked to justify my recommendations for a starch- (corn-, potato-, rice-) based diet over other diets that offer contrary ...
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Diabetes and vegan diet to control blood sugar

Diabetes (type 2) is caused by being overweight. Everyone has a genetic threshold for the amount of fat they can build up under their skin, this genetic limit is determined by the amount of fat cells ...
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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot?

Maybe you can keep a small supply of whole grain snacks with you, like roasted grams, peanuts. You can also keep some dry fruits with you. These will supplement your "junk" diet on the road. In ...
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