Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-based Diet

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Book Publishing Company, 2000 - Cooking - 281 pages
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A comprehensive look at vegan diets includes information on how a vegan lifestyle protects against chronic disease; what the best sources for protein and calcium really are; why good fats are vital to health; balanced diets for infants, children and seniors; pregnancy and breast-feeding tips for mothers; tips for teens turning vegan; considerations for maintaining and reaching a healthy weight; and achieving peak performance as a vegan athlete. Includes a vegan food guide outlining a daily plan for healthy eating, along with sample menus.

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One of my most refered to books. This book has everything that you could possibly want to know about diet, nutritonal information, the break down of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. All the bases are ... Read full review

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A good resource to keep on hand when I need information for myself or when others need explanations about the vegan diet. Read full review



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Brenda Davis is a registered dietitian in private practice and co-author of the The New Becoming Vegetarian and Defeating Diabetes. She is a recognized leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. Chairperson of the Vegetarian Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association from 1999-2000, Brenda specializes in essential fatty acid nutrition and lifecycle challenges, and has published numerous articles on these and other topics relating to vegetarian nutrition. Vesanto Melina is a registered dietitian and co-author of The Food Allergy Survival Guide, New Becoming Vegetarian, and Raising Vegetarian Children. She co-authored the most recent Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets and coordinated the vegetarian section of the Manual of Clinical Dietetics, 6th Edition, both joint projects of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada.

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