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Vegan Diet?
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Vegan Diet?

I've been reading/hearing a lot about vegan diets, but there doesn't seem to be a clear concensus on their benefits. Is vegan the best diet option for health and weight management?
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It's a great question.  Most doctors generally believe that more plants, and less processed food will result in a healthier diet overall.  But we don't honestly know whether a plant-based, less processed diet with some meat is necessarily significantly different than a pure vegan diet.
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I won't say that its the best diet but it is certainly better than other food options you have.  
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