Welcome to the Vegetarian Forum.
We are here to support fellow veggies and educate others about the diet, lifestyle and day-to day life of herbivores.
Some basic business:
While Hipforums is a free speech site, the owner does not have to support attacks or trolling and, as moderator, I am entrusted to keep some semblance of order in here.
I will combine threads of similar questions, usually in the first few pages. I will rename combined threads, if need be, for clarity.
Combined threads will have the responses folded in chronological order, so the reply string can look odd. off-topic posts will be sent to a more appropriate forum with a redirect.
Many members of the site know many aspects of herbivore life and will try to answer questions as best they can.
Please be respectful and contribute, and keep your sense of humor.
Onto what you are really seeking:
Omnivores and new vegetarians and vegans often have a lot of questions. Hopefully this thread will answer those questions.
I have included a list of good veg*an (means veggie and vegan)
Inclusion on this list does not mean that the content is endorsed by anyone at all.
Know the source from WHOIS or however you wish to judge the accuracy. The Web is a strange place with some good, bad, and ugly ideas. Surf protected by common sense.
Basic Dietary Info:
More links from the Vegetarian Resource Group:
info on protien, calcium, iron and B-12 specifically and heath matters in general
Vegetarian Society Info Sheet:
Vegan Society of the UK:
US government source:
Food and Nutrition Information Center
What about PETA?
Some individual members of the site are supporters others are not.
Hipforums has no connection to PETA or official position.
The moderator is a former member. (2001)
Distinctions in the veggie world:
The most common tags to describe various vegetarian diets are:
(consumes milk and eggs), Lacto-
(milk, no eggs), Ovo-
(eggs, no milk), vegan
(no animal or insect byproducts, usually including honey).
Sub divisions include but are not limited to: fruitarian
(only eats regenerative parts of a plant: seeds, fruit, some harvested leaves) raw vegan
(food is never heated above 160 F)
People pursuing the veggie diet who still eat fish, poultry or any other flesh are still omnivores.
We support your journey, but we might not teach you the secret handshake.
Peas, lovage and understanding,