Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting A Plant Based Diet

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Book Publishing Company, Apr 10, 2000 - Cooking - 288 pages

This is the first edition of the most essential guide on plant-based nutrition available. The authors of The New Becoming Vegetarian explore the benefits of a vegan diet (eating without meat, eggs or dairy products). More people are realizing the impact of their nutritional choices on their health, the environment, animal rights, and human hunger.

As registered dietitians, Davis and Melina are well-qualified to provide information on how a vegan diet can protect against chronic illnesses, how to obtain all the protein and calcium you need without meat or dairy products, as well as the importance of Vitamin B12 and good fats in vegan diets. They also show how to construct balanced diets for infants through seniors, offer pregnancy and breast-feeding tips for vegan moms, advise on how to achieve optimal weight, and give tips on how to deal gracefully with a non-vegan world.

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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

About the author (2000)

Brenda Davis is a registered dietitian in private practice and co-author of the The New Becoming Vegetarian, Becoming Raw and Defeating Diabetes. A recognized leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker, Brenda specializes in essential fatty acid nutrition and diabetes health. She 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, The New Becoming Vegetarian, Cooking Vegan  and Raising Vegetarian Children. She co-authored the joint position paper on vegetarian diets for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Dietitians of Canada. Vesanto is also a consultant to the government of British Columbia.

 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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