Synopses & Reviews
If you're 50 or over and thinking (or already committed to!) a vegan diet and lifestyle that will benefit your health, animals, and the planet, look no further than this essential all-in-one resource. Authors Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina bring 75 years of vegan experience to this book to address the unique concerns of those coming to veganism later in life, with guidance on:
• The nutritional needs that change with aging
• How your diet choices can reduce your odds of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other conditions
• Easy steps for going vegan, including how to veganize your favorite recipes and navigate restaurant menus, travel, and more
• How to discuss your decision to go vegan with friends and family
• The challenges of caring for aging or ailing relatives who are not vegan
• And many other topics of particular interest to those over 50.
Warmly written, down-to-earth, and filled with practical advice, plus insights from dozens of seasoned over-50 vegans, Never Too Late to Go Vegan makes it easier than ever to reap the full rewards of a whole-foods, plant-rich diet.
A persuasive body of research from the past 30 years has uncovered a long list of plant food factors that protect against the cell damage and chronic inflammation that are underlying causes of cancer, high blood pressure, Alzheimer's disease, and atherosclerosis. These are exactly the conditions that millions of baby boomers are diagnosed (or already contend) with daily. Now Never Too Late to Go Vegan offers insight and practical guidance for everyone over 50 who is seeking the benefits of a plant-rich vegan diet.
Authors Adams, Breitman and Messina--who bring close to 75 years of vegan living to this book--cover the health advantages of minimally processed vegetables, legumes, fruit, and whole grains for those 50 and older, including greater energy and vitality and more time to enjoy life. And recognizing that going vegan includes adapting one's diet but also one's life more broadly, they also explore the effects of going vegan on relationships, caregiving responsibilities, matters of the spirit, and more. Never Too Late to Go Vegan also includes 75 delicious, easy vegan recipes that meet the nutritional needs of older eaters.
The first-ever guide for everyone over 50 who is thinking about--or already committed to--eating and living vegan
Until now, no book has addressed the unique concerns of those over 50 who are exploring or adopting a vegan diet. Never Too Late to Go Vegan fills that void. It explains the specific health benefits of a plant-rich vegan diet for those over 50, and how best to embark upon and maintain this way of eating. And it includes 75 delicious, easy vegan recipes to meet the changing nutritional needs that come with aging.
The authors bring close to 75 years of vegan life experience to this book--and help readers prepare for and solve the many thorny issues that affect vegans over 50 (and that younger people do not face), including: how to manage the stress on relationships when lifelong patterns are changed; how your vegan lifestyle can affect socializing and retirement choices; how to handle friends and family who may expect to find favorite, familiar foods when visiting; and how to care for aging friends and family who are not vegan.
About the Author
Carol J. Adams
, M. Div., is the author of the pioneering The Sexual Politics of Meat
, now in a 20th anniversary edition, as well as more than 100 articles in journals, books, and magazines on the issues of vegetarianism and veganism, animal advocacy, domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Patti Breitman is an advocate for health and animals, a writer and an expert public speaker. She teaches vegetarian cooking classes in Marin County, Calif., where she also lives. Patti is the director of the Marin Vegetarian Education Group and a former food columnist for VegNews Magazine. Her writing is often published on VegSource.com. Patti is the coauthor (with Connie Hatch) of How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty and (with Carol J.Adams) of How To Eat Like a Vegetarian, Even If You Never Want to Be One.
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, is a dietitian and public health nutritionist specializing in vegan nutrition and the author or coauthor of several books, including Vegan for Life. She publishes widely on topics related to vegan diets for both health professionals and the public. She has twice coauthored the American Dietetic Association’s Position on Vegetarian Diets, and is coauthor of a textbook on vegetarianism written for health professionals and nutrition students. She has worked as a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), taught nutrition to dietetics students at the university level, and was the director of nutrition services for a medical clinic serving 50,000 patients at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Ginny serves on advisory boards to PCRM and the Vegetarian Resource Group. A long-time vegan herself, she lives and works in Port Townsend, Wash.