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Vegetarian & Vegan FAQs

Vegetarian FAQs

Q: What is a vegetarian?
A: A vegetarian is someone who doesn't consume red meat, chicken, pork, fish or seafood.

Q: What is a Lacto-ovo-vegetarian?
A: Lacto-ovo-vegetarian excludes meat, poultry, and fish. Includes eggs, dairy products, milk and plant foods.

Q: What is a Lacto-vegetarian?
A: Includes all dairy products and plant foods. Excludes eggs, meat, poultry and fish.

Q: What is an Ovo-vegetarian?
A: Includes eating eggs but excludes eating meat,poultry, fish, and dairy products.

Q: Is being a vegetarian healthy?
A: The truth is flesh foods are not required in the human diet,nor are they essental for proper nutrition. Not only can we "get along" without meat eating,but we can also as vegans/vegetarians improve our health,save money,put less strain on our planet's resources,and sit down to eat knowing that we minimized our praticipation in the needless suffering of our fellow creatures.

Q: What about protein?
A: Vegetarians can get protein from cheese,milk, etc. Vegans can get protein from soy milk,soy burgers, soy cheese,nuts, etc. The "average" american diet has way too much protein in it. Too much protein is not a good thing.

Q: What is B12 and what non meat sources is it in?
A: Vitamin B12 helps build our genetic material, DNA, and is most important for cells that rapidly reproduce themselves, such as red blood cells that are produced in our bone marrow. Vegetarian sources of B12 can include eggs, milk, aged cheeses,fortified brewer's yeast,etc. Good vegan sources include Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula nutritional yeast, B12 vitamins, and B12 fortified foods and supplements.

Vegan FAQs

Q: What is a Vegan?
A: A Vegan is a person who doesn't consume any animal products. Some vegans avoid honey and sugar while others may choose to eat it. Most vegans also try to avoid wearing leather, wool , etc.

Q: Where do vegans get vitamin B-12?
A: Breakfast cereals, soy milk and vegetarian burger patties that are fortified with vitamin B12. Also they could take a B-12 vitamin.

Q: What are some good vegan sources of calcium?
A: Kale, Collards,Brocolli, Okra, bok choy are just a few of the calcium rich greens you should try to consume everyday. Tofu can be a good source of calcium as well. You should also try to select calcium and vitamin d fortified soy milks and fruit juices whenever possible. If you still feel like you aren't getting enough calcium it may help you to take a calcium supplement.