Synopses & Reviews
Can you meet your calcium needs if you’re only eating plant-based foods? Is a vegan pregnancy safe? What about the link between soy foods and breast cancer? How does a plant-based diet affect weight loss, aging, and fertility? In Vegan for Her
, dietitian Virginia Messina tackles the issues most pertinent to women who follow or who are considering a vegan diet, and JL Fields provides health-supportive recipes and tips for taking your veganism beyond the plate. With specific guidance on meeting women’s unique nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle and information about food choices that relate to many health concerns, Vegan for Her
is a practical and realistic guide to making sure your plant-based diet is as healthy as it can be.
"This comprehensive, text-heavy vegan guide for women is divided into three parts: 'Going Vegan,' 'Healthy Eating for All The Times of a Woman's Life,' and 'Lifelong Health for Vegan Women.' Sections on pregnancy, aging, cancer prevention, and guidance for vegan athletes are among the specialized chapters, allowing readers to pick-and-choose what's applicable to their needs. A nonpreachy and encouraging tone permeates this title. Messina (blogger and coauthor of Vegan for Life), along with Fields (a life coach and blogger), provides lifestyle tips and breaks down research and studies into accessible, easy-to-understand language, supporting advice with concrete findings. A collection of 50 recipes for new and experienced vegan cooks covers breakfast, with selections such as smoothies, porridge, and casseroles; lunch options such as salads and soups; and dinner entrees, as well as a sampling of desserts. Selections such as the easy tofu pumpkin soup, Asian crockpot chili, and black-eyed pea and collard green pizza are interesting and hearty enough to tempt even hardcore carnivores. A lack of photos and basic design keeps the book's look modest, but it's a strong choice for women who follow, or want to follow, a plant-based diet. Agent: Angela Miller, Miller Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Vegan for Her
address the health and nutrition concerns of women following or considering a plant-based diet
Vegan for Her, a blueprint for optimal health and wellness at any age, will show you how to: lower your risk for breast cancer and heart disease; manage conditions like arthritis and migraines; diminish PMs and cramps; build strong bones for life; enhance fertility; make an easy transition to a vegan diet; and incorporate principles of both fashion and compassion into your home and wardrobe.
About the Author
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD,
coauthor of Vegan For Life
, writes about vegan and vegetarianism for both consumers and health professionals and serves on the advisory boards of Vegetarian Resource Group and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
JL Fields is a noted vegan food blogger whose recipes and articles are frequently featured on a variety of websites including OneGreenPlanet.org, ThisDishIsVeg.com, and HealthyLivingBlogs.com. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and on the advisory board of Our Hen House. JL lives in West Chester, NY.