Attilio
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Raw food veganism - maintaining energy levels as an older athlete
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Energy is usually not a concern since lots of fresh and sundried fruits have plenty of calories. However, the word "energy" has also another meaning: "vitality". In other words, some lack of ...

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Tips on staying healthy as a vegan who travels a lot?
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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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What are the top causes of death for vegetarians?
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Some studies have been conducted on this topic. The "top ten" is roughly the same for meat-eaters. However, since cardiovascular diseases have a much lower impact, malignant neoplasms get to be the ...

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What nutrients should vegetarians supplement while weight training?
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I hope you've read the closely related answer (here). Intensive sport training, and therefore weightlifting, demands higher levels of nutrient intake. The nutrient that is most likely to be ...

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Most suitable international cuisines or destinations for a vegetarian
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I would say mediterranean basin has a lot to offer to vegans, and of course to vegetarians too. Italy is a good place to start, but also Greece and Turkey. Also, I think, arabs master the use of ...

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What are the health benefits of vegetarianism?
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I gave an answer on Health Stack Exchange. Maybe it's worth quoting it here: This subject is very broad and a detailed answer would require to be a whole book. Shortly I can say that vegetarians ...

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Do veg*ans have better health because of their diet or lifestyle?
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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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Are there any specifics related to veganism and working out?
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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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Is the human body naturally made for a vegetarian diet?
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In addition to Alexei's answer, it's worth to cite a few more facts. Humans are most closely related to the great apes. Humans and apes are remarkably similar biologically. In the wild, apes and ...

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Is there a protocol to help vegetarians/vegan chose the right concentration for B12 supplements?
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One basic thing to know is that B12 supplement absorption rate decrease with the total amount of B12 provided by the supplement (check here). In other words if you get your supplement daily then 1-2 ...

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In what ways can an individual influence the availability of vegan food in shops and restaurants?
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One method is to ask for veg* options, even if you know they will say "no". By the number of requests the managers of the restaurants will understand that there's a demand for veg options and will ...

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Why do many vegans avoid products which contain palm oil?
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There are several reasons: First, many vegans are concerned for the planet and the environment. A large proportion of deforestation in recent years has been caused by the expansion of oil palm fields,...

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Which essential amino acids are the most likely to be deficient in a vegan diet?
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An answer has been given on the Health Stack Exchange: A vegan diet is based only on vegetal foods. If we analyze the amino acid content of different food protein sources (animal and plant ...

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Can vegan diets have a positive effect on people with diabetes?
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Yes, definitely. There are several investigations assessing this issue. In several clinical trials (1, 2) Dr. Barnard has prooved that a low-fat vegan diet can improve serum values of HbA1c and ...

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Relationship between vegetarianism and global warming
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The most extensive study and publication on this subject is 2006 FAO's report titled "Livestock's long shadow". In chapter 4 it analyzes the role of livestock industry in greenhouse gases emissions ...

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Is Omega 3 missing from vegan diets?
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Some scientific research suggests that possible deficiency of omega-3 is not a major concern for vegetarians or vegans. There are several kinds of Omega 3: ALA, EPA and DHA. The first can be found in ...

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Are vegetarian and vegan micronutrient needs the same as traditional diets?
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The matter is vast, so it's difficult to give a complete answer. I start a community wiki and I hope more participants to improve my answer. Iron requirements The American Dietetic Association's "...

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Does a vegan diet actually cause weight loss?
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With a vegan diet you're not sure to lose weight but you're very likely to. According to a research paper, based on about 65 thousands of people, vegans were showing lower BMI than vegetarians and ...

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Does becoming vegan need a transition?
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In my experience of food counselor I've met several people who turned vegan without a transition time, and they were enjoying a plentiful life. So I can definitely say transition time is not necessary,...

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"Vegetarian Food" or "Vegetarian Alternatives"?
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The question is largely opinion-based. It means it's difficult to give an objective answer and all possible answers will largely rely on personal beliefs. In my opinion "veg* alternatives" are in the ...

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Are all types of lentils equally good sources of protein?
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Based on the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) food database (1 2), the standard reference for food comparison, there are small differences in the amount of proteins of several varieties ...

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