By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat

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Chicago Review Press, 2010 - Social Science - 240 pages
With attitude and inspiration, this lifestyle guide shows black women how they can be healthy, hippy, and happy by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes as part of an active lifestyle." "African American women face a health crisis and explosive rates of death and disability from heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, and this book provides authoritative research to illustrate how a plant-based diet can reverse this trend. Encouraging readers to think about the foods they choose and what their choices mean to overall health, the manual shows that a diet of meat, fish, fowl, dairy, and refined grains is hazardous not only to human bodies but also to the planet and animals. With its much-needed nutritional analysis, the book also" "offers practical advice about how to transition to vegan foods; delicious and nutritious recipes; a comprehensive grocery shopping list for restocking the fridge and pantry; recommended resources; and inspirational vegetarian quotes from famous African Americans, including Oprah Winfrey, Alice Walker, Angela Bassett, Erykah Badu, Russell Simmons, and Dick Gregory.

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I really enjoyed reading this book. I am new to Veganism, and I love learning information about the meat industry and the lies that are told to us about the safety of the foods we consume. I know that this book says its a guide for black women...but this is a book that any and everyone can read. I did not know that much about how we as food consumers have been hoodwinked by the food industry before reading this book. Also, it is a very easy read...enjoy! 


1 Why You Eat What You Eat
2 Where Do You Get Your Protein Myths?
3 A Chicken Wing and a Prayer
4 The Other White Meat
5 Fishing for Trouble
6 Milk Is for Heifers
7 The Truth About Carbs
8 Lose the Weight Keep the Curves
9 How to Transition to Vegan Foods
10 Irresistible Recipes Everyone Will Love

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Tracye Lynn McQuirter, MPH, is an African American nutritionist and a 20-year vegan who leads world-wide seminars on vegan nutrition. She is the founding director of the nation's first federally funded vegan nutrition program and has been involved in legislation for vegan rights. The founder of the Black Vegetarian Society of New York, she has been featured in dozens of magazines, including Black Press USA, Ebony, Essence, and the Washington Post. She also is a contributing writer for Heart and Soul -- the largest health and fitness magazine for African American women. She lives in Washington, DC.

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