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Does vegetarianism impact life expectancy?

Yes, according to a paper by the American Society for Clinical Nutrition. (NIH link here) Results: Our review of the 6 studies found the following trends: 1) a very low meat intake was associated ...
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What are the highest protein sources for vegetarians/vegans?

As long as you aren't eating the same food every meal, you will get enough protein on a vegan diet. Vegetables, potatoes, rice, grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and soy etc. all contain plenty of protein. ...
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

Below is a list of places where vegetarian Parmesan-like hard Italian-style cheeses can be found: Twineham Grange Vegetarian Pasta cheese from Bookhams is lovely and can be bought online and from ...
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

You don't have to go to specialist stores; you can get vegetarian Parmesan in at least three of the major UK supermarkets! It seems to usually be under each supermarket's "budget" branding. I believe ...
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What are the highest protein sources for vegetarians/vegans?

This will not be a comprehensive answer and is intended to kick-start what might end up as part of a FAQ. Most pulses (the seeds from legumes) e.g. lentils, are a good protein source and are also ...
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How non-vegetarian is non-vegetarian cheese?

It is hard to find any hard sources for this online and I would very much like to see an answer from a person from the field (or someone with similar knowledge and expertise), but since there is, I ...
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Vegetarian foods in Japanese culture?

I wasn't in Japan but in nearby countries The hardest ingredient to avoid was fish-sauce, followed by shrimp-paste. It feels like they use it everywhere (but that's not true). As a substitute I ...
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Are there any farms that sell "cruelty-free" eggs (i.e. that don't slaughter older hens)?

There are probably not commercial farms that sell cruelty-free eggs as described by you, but it's likely that there are many individuals who keep a few chickens as pets and do not kill them after ...
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

There is vegetable rennet. You can get parmesan-style cheese with vegetable rennet. Here's a few: Organic Valley uses vegetable rennet in their shredded parmesan as well as their grated variety. ...
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How should one adapt a vegetarian diet after breaking a bone?

This answer would be most likely the same for a non-veg*n question, since there is nothing specific that you should look out for as a result of your diet. The bones are made mostly out of rigid form ...
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

Here's a widely available vegan option: Violife Prosociano. It's sold in health-food shops and Tesco, and online for example at The Vegan Kind For those who prefer not to use processed foods, I find ...
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What are the key differences between lacto-ovo and pesco vegetarians?

Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat plants, dairy, and eggs, but not meat. This is a commonly seen as the "default" form of vegetarianism. A pesco vegetarian is somebody who eats seafood (or in some cases ...
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Can those who eat insects be considered vegetarians?

It depends on whether you consider insects animals or not. If you are a vegan/vegetarian and you don't want to eat anything in the biological kingdom Animalia, you can't eat insects. Kingdom: ...
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Does a live animal tracking system for vegetarian products exist?

There are no live animal tracking systems like what you describe. I tried looking for live video streams from farms and I was able to find one video feed from a farm sanctuary in NY but of course ...
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How to avoid being part of the slaughter of cockerels on the free-range egg farms?

Buying organic free range eggs does nothing for protecting the cockerels. This is for example critisied here (in german) by PETA. There are organizations, which do raise the cockerels for meat (e.g. ...
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How to tell if eggs are fertilized or not?

Know if a egg is fertilized before opening it: If it comes from a industrial chicken farm, there are no cocks, so no chance a chicken get fertilized If it comes from a rural chicken farm, it is ...
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Vegetarian foods in Japanese culture?

One of the biggest traps in japanese cusine is dashi, a stock used in many preparations, and traditionally made from steeping kombu (vegan), grated dried fish (not vegan), and sometimes mushrooms (...
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Are there any "Vegetarian fish" products?

Quorn do fishless fish fingers, as do Vbites, who also do fishless steaks and fish-free smoked salmon slices.
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Vegetarian Mini-Pill (Progestin Only Birth Control)

Just got a call from a very nice woman at Northstar pharmaceuticals who informed me that both Deblitane and Sharobel contain "no animal derived ingredients, including shellfish". While she could not ...
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Is it healthy for vegetarians to follow a ketogenic diet?

Let's start by defining the ketogenic diet. What is a ketogenic diet? In today's language, a ketogenic diet is any diet plan that pushes the human body into ketosis, a state where ketones are ...
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Are there any "Vegetarian fish" products?

There's a company called Finless Foods which plans to use cellular agriculture (aka "lab meat") to create vegan fish products. Finless Foods is an early-stage biotechnology company whose mission is ...
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What meat substitutes can be used in donairs?

Seitan would be a great substitute, one of the recipes I use can be found here. You can spice the seitan appropriately for the recipe by adjusting the spices in the seitan recipe. You could either ...
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What's a vegetarian substitute for Parmesan?

Yes there are vegetarian versions available, but what you have to bear in mind is that there is a European scheme which protects the origin and quality of traditionally made foodstuffs such that it is ...
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Are there any farms that sell "cruelty-free" eggs (i.e. that don't slaughter older hens)?

All for-profit egg producers kill chickens because it is not commercially viable to keep feeding chickens until old age. If laying hens were not slaughtered around two years of age (as is common) then ...
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Could a vegetarian diet indirectly cause vitamin C deficiency?

It sounds like you have an iron deficiency [bleeding gums is a common symptom], not a vitamin C deficiency. You probably feel better when eating a lot of fruit because, to many people's surprise, ...
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Is it healthy to be a vegetarian?

A number of vegan athletes would find this question strange. Aren't they showing with their very accomplishments that it is possible to be vegan and healthy? Even to be vegan and deliver the best ...
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What are the highest protein sources for vegetarians/vegans?

I have been a vegetarian all my life. Recently I started to do some dieting to lose weight, and I have cut down on carbs a whole lot. So, I'm always looking for protein sources to incorporate in my ...
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Can those who eat insects be considered vegetarians?

The only honest answers are "it's up to you" and "for what purpose?" In short, you can call yourself whatever you want. If you're designing a survey to track lifestyle by diet, you might consider ...
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Is it cheaper to sustain a vegetarian diet?

It is hard to give an exact answer to this question because it is highly dependent of the location, the actual types of food consumed and possible local culture. Short answer: A vegetarian diet ...
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Is it cheaper to sustain a vegetarian diet?

I hate to say "it depends" but it does. Firstly, on where you are. However, in my experience of New Zealand, European, and Asian countries it can be and may be in other parts of the world. Generally ...
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