Synopses & Reviews
Are you considering going vegan, but you're 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 soy.
Covering everything from a six-step transition plan to meeting calorie and nutrient needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Vegan for Life is the guide for aspiring and veteran vegans alike, complete with an easy-to-use food chart, tasty substitutions, sample menus, and expansive resources.
"Prioritizing compassion as a reason to embrace an animal-free lifestyle, longtime vegan dieticians Norris (cofounder of Vegan Outreach) and Messina (The Vegetarian Way) show readers how to evaluate medical research studies; calculate daily nutritional needs; stock a vegan pantry on a budget; and create daily menus. They slice through controversies surrounding, for example, convenience and soy foods; provide solutions to potential nutritional deficiencies (vitamin B12, calcium, iron, etc.); pinpoint particular needs of vegan children and teens, pregnant and breastfeeding women, athletes, older adults and those with allergies; and promote a plant-based diet to help prevent or heal obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Armed with this compendium and a vegan cookbook, novices will make an easy, healthy transition to meat, egg and dairy-free meals, while practicing vegans can use it as a guide to the best food choices. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The definitive nutrition guide for vegans, including essential information on protein and supplements, myths and realities of a plant-based diet, jump-start plans, and nutrient-dense menus.
About the Author
Jack Norris, RD
, is co-founder and president of Vegan Outreach. He lives in northern California.
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, serves on the advisory board of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She lives in Washington.