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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 with a significant decrease in risk of death in 4 studies, a nonsignificant decrease in risk of death in the fifth study, and virtually no association in the ...


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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. Some are defficient in one or two amino acids that the others contain, so as long as you eat different things throughout the week you will get enough protein to ...


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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 Waitrose. The Better Food Company in Bristol stocks some tasty vegetarian-friendly Parmesan-like cheese. Whole Foods stores, which seem to be growing in number ...


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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 the reason for this is that "Parmesan" is a "DOP" name which means that it has a designated origin and legally has to be made in a particular region and with a ...


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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 versatile meal ingredients. Nuts have high levels of proteins. Soy is a seed that can be made into tofu or a cow milk substitute. Have a look at this site (no ...


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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 normally use soy-sauce which is almost always available. I could normally make people understand to use it for my food in restaurants. Vegetarian restaurants and ...


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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 suppose, quite a small chance that such person would visit this site and answer this question, I will try to answer nonetheless. The biggest problem with ...


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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 their egg production slows. For commercial farms, it's not commercially viable. Some back of the envelope math says farms would have to charge something like 4 ...


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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. Trader Joe's does sell parmesan with vegetable rennet (under the Trader Giotto's brand). They label their rennet source so you can check the label if you go there. ...


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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 of collagen, which is a protein and composes the organic part of the bone and calcium phosphate and other salts, which create the hard outer layer. [1] Based ...


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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 a combination of hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and salt does stand in for Parmesan quite convincingly.


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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 only fish), but not other meat. Also, somebody who eats plants, dairy, and seafood is a lacto-pesco vegetarian.


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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: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda (unranked): Ectognatha Class: Insecta (from Wikipedia) Many people have the attitude "if something has to die for me to eat it,...


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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 possible the egg is fertilized you should check if the egg comes from a little farm or not In italy in example you can take eggs directly from farmers, there is a ...


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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 (vegan). It would be typically used in a miso soup, other soups, sushi pieces that do not incorporate any other fish, condiments...


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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. haehnlein). I was yet unable to find a souce for eggs, which don't include any animal killing.


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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 they don't sell animal products there. What about abattoirs/slaughterhouses? Although there are plans in the UK to outfit slaughterhouses with compulsory CCTV ...


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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 produced. In this state, the body obtains much of its energy from metabolism of dietary fat. The ketogenic diet (KD) was originally introduced in the 1920s as a ...


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Quorn do fishless fish fingers, as do Vbites, who also do fishless steaks and fish-free smoked salmon slices.


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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 to develop and mass manufacture pioneering marine animal food products for human consumption. Our objective is to create seafood sustainably using scientific ...


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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 slice the loaves to the appropriate shape right away, or grind it (using a standard meat grinder or similar) and then press the ground seitan, possibly with some ...


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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 guarantee cross contamination did not occur, I'd say that's good enough for me. Incassia was also confirmed to be vegetarian; its magnesium stearate is from ...


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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 lumping in insect-eaters with vegetarians if you feel they have more in common there than they do with meat eaters. Call yourself a vegan if you want to draw ...


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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 should be generally less expensive, if reference omnivore diet includes a decent quality meat. Intuitively, it is generally more expensive to obtain meat at decent ...


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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 it depends a lot on how you approach vegetarianism, it can be very cost effective. Many low-income countries have far lower meat in their diet than developed ...


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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 they would live around four times longer, meaning the sale price of eggs would similarly increase fourfold. This is more than the market will bear, so ...


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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 illegal to make cheese and label it as "Parmesan" unless it is made in a specific region and with a specific method/recipe. In Europe, anything called "...


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Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional nor have I undertaken any medical training whatsoever. If in doubt, consult your doctor or a nutrition specialist. Firstly, I think you can find interesting answers to your question in another question on this site which is, however, concerned with vegan pregnancy. What this basically means is that you can ...


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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, many fruits have some iron. In addition, vitamin C found in fruit helps you absorb iron found in other plant based food. Here is some things you can do When you ...


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Vegan substitute. (No one will mistake this for parmesan cheese, but it's great on pasta/pizza where you would normally use a grated parmesan.) In a food processor mix bread crumbs and walnuts with some fresh garlic, olive oil, and nutritional yeast. Salt to taste. Keeps in fridge for quite a while. This gives a nice savory crumb/powder that you can ...


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