Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Vegan Junk Food?

Just because you’re eating vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you’re eating healthy. How does vegan cheese, ice cream and other junk food affect stroke risk?

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From a medical standpoint, labels like vegan and vegetarian just tell me what you don’t eat. It’s like identifying yourself as a “No-Twinkie-atarian.” Uh, that’s great that you don’t eat Twinkies, but what’s the rest of your diet like?

OK, so what are the healthiest foods? Check out my daily dozen (

To catch up on the series so far, check out:
• What to Eat for Stroke Prevention (
• What Not to Eat for Stroke Prevention (
• Do Vegetarians Really Have Higher Stroke Risk? (
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Vitamin D? (
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Omega 3s? (

Stay tuned for:
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Saturated Fat? (
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Animal Protein? (
• Vegetarians and Stroke Risk Factors—Vitamin B12 & Homocysteine? (
• How to Test for Functional Vitamin B12 Deficiency (
• Should Vegetarians Take Creatine to Normalize Homocysteine? (
• The Efficacy and Safety of Creatine for High Homocysteine (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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