Is any particular form of soy more beneficial than others?

Thank you for your wonderful column! I am a vegetarian and use soy products as my main source of protein. I have read about the nutrient value of soy and the benefits of isoflavones. I have never seen anything written about the effect cooking has on the nutrients in soy products. I use soy flour,...

I did not choose to be a vegetarian. How did my body start rejecting animal products?

Hi. Thank you for your website. The information is quite valuable. I am a hypnotherapist and I have a link to you on my website for my weight-loss clients. I don't know if you have run across many vegetarians like me, but I did not choose to be a vegetarian. Several years ago my body...

Recently my daughter discovered that meat comes from animals and refuses to eat it.

I came across your website after hearing about it on the 6:00 o'clock news. We have a 6 1/2-year-old daughter who is causing us some concern. Recently she discovered that meat comes from animals and refuses to eat it. I can accept that, but what foods can I give her in place of meats? She...

How can you lose weight if you have no time to exercise? Does being a vegetarian help you lose weight?

I am a student. My question is how can you lose weight if you have no time to exercise? I barely eat at all and when I do I try to watch what I eat. Does being a vegetarian really help you lose weight? Does no meat include fish? Please write back! All the students would...

Do I need to compliment milk and egg to make a complete protein?

I've read the Q and A on milk, eggs, and protein and still have a question. First is milk protein a complete protein? Do I need to compliment milk protein and egg whites to make a complete protein? Is the powdered egg white considered "raw" and therefore a problem with biotin? I can't seem to find my...

I have been avoiding animal products for the last two years with not much energy.

I've been avoiding animal products for the last two years? I think I eat a pretty healthy diet. Lately, I haven't had much energy. What are some energy foods? When you say you avoid animal products, I think of no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese or butter. Also, I would think that you are...

Are veggie chips actually healthy ?

Are veggie chips actually healthy? If you define healthy as fried chips, then no because of the added fat. However some veggie chips are baked, but then so are some potato chips so maybe if they fit in your healthy eating plan. The difference is veggie chips may be starchy like sweet potatoes which is...

I recently became a vegetarian and am concerned I’m not eating enough protein.

I recently became a vegetarian and am concerned that I'm not eating enough protein. Do you know of any way I could find out how much protein my diet supplies me with? The protein content of your diet depends on whether you are a vegan (no animal products) or a lacto - ovo (milk and...

I am changing to a vegetarian in hoping to add a personal tone to my paper.

My Honors English 11 class is doing an "I-Search" paper where the student picks a topic and researches thoroughly the subject of choice. The topic I have chosen is one dealing in your area of expertise: Vegetarians and the strange diet many people are switching to every day. As part of my experience for...

It is impossible to design an amino acid deficient pure vegetarian diet.

Plants contain all the essential amino acids and any single starch or vegetable has levels that exceed Rose's Recommended Requirements (the values present in your dietetic books). It is impossible to design an amino acid deficient pure vegetarian diet that is based around any single or combination of unprocessed starches and/or vegetables (assuming calorie needs...

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