Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Google eBook)

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Da Capo Press, 2011 - Cooking - 304 pages
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Are you considering going vegan, but you're not sure how to start? Are you already committed to an animal-free diet, but are unclear about how to get proper nutrients? Vegan for Life is your comprehensive, go-to guide for optimal plant-based nutrition. Registered dietitians and long-time vegans Jack Norris and Virginia Messina debunk some of the most persistent myths about vegan nutrition and provide essential information about getting enough calcium and protein, finding the best supplements, and understanding the "real deal" about soy.

Covering everything from a six-step transition plan to meeting calorie and nutrient needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Vegan for Life is the guide for aspiring and veteran vegans alike, complete with an easy-to-use food chart, tasty substitutions, sample menus, and expansive resources.

  

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Review: Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet

User Review  - Aleasha Lipscomb - Goodreads

I only quickly skimmed this book. It was focused more on the nutrition and factory farming side of going vegan. Wasn't what I was looking for but was great for anyone doing research on those purposes. Read full review

Review: Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet

User Review  - Cherry - Goodreads

To be vegan is a healthy way to live, but gets bad press when people cut out whole food groups or are very restrictive in what they eat (in order to lose weight or be super healthy) because these ... Read full review

Contents

1 Understanding Vegan Nutrient Needs
1
2 Protein from Plants
15
The Gorilla in the Room
27
4 Calcium Vitamin D And Bone Health
37
Making the Best Choices
51
Maximizing Vegan Sources
61
7 The Vegan Food Guide
83
8 Maknig the Transition to a Vegan Diet
105
Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet
171
13 Managing Weight Heart Disease and Diabetes
179
14 Sports Nutrition
195
15 Is It Safe to Eat Soy?
205
16 Why Vegan?
217
Vegan Resources
237
A Quick Guide to Cooking Grains Beans and Vegetables
243
Acknowledgments
249

Vegan Diets in Pregnancy and BreastFeeding
133
10 Raising Vegan Children and Teens
143
11 Vegan Diets for People Over Fifty
163
Notes
255
Index
273
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Messina is a leader in the health and nutrition community and wrote the definitive text on vegetarian diets for nutritionists and health educators.

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