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

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Hachette Books, Jul 12, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
The comprehensive guide for optimal plant-based nutrition at every stage of life, now completely updated

Are you considering going vegan, but 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 organics, processed foods, raw foods, and more. Now, ten years since its original publication, the book has been completely revised and updated, with:
  • a brand-new chapter on vegan eating for weight management
  • guidance on eating to prevent chronic disease
  • the latest findings on sports nutrition and muscle mass
  • easy-to-follow vegan food guides, menus, and pantry lists
Covering everything from a six-step transition plan to meeting calorie and nutrient needs during every stage of life, Vegan for Life is the guide for aspiring and veteran vegans alike.
 

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This book is a great intro to a vegan diet. Written by a pair of nutritionists who are vegan themselves, it provides an easy-to-decipher break down of the nutritional needs of vegans, including ... Read full review

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I've been an "almost vegetarian" since before I can remember. According to my mother, I never really liked meat; she'd give me a hamburger, only to find me eating the bun and condiments with the dog ... 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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