Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-based Diet

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Book Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2000 - Cooking - 281 pages
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A comprehensive look at vegan diets includes information on how a vegan lifestyle protects against chronic disease; what the best sources for protein and calcium really are; why good fats are vital to health; balanced diets for infants, children and seniors; pregnancy and breast-feeding tips for mothers; tips for teens turning vegan; considerations for maintaining and reaching a healthy weight; and achieving peak performance as a vegan athlete. Includes a vegan food guide outlining a daily plan for healthy eating, along with sample menus.
  

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This book is filled with so much wonderful advice! - Goodreads
Great reference book! - Goodreads
As a reference, however, this is invaluable. - Goodreads
But a good reference guide for a new vegan. - Goodreads
Great reference on vitamins and minerals. - Goodreads

Review: Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

User Review  - Timothy Wood - Goodreads

Basically a bible for anyone trying to increase their nutrient sources or palette. You don't need to be a vegan/vegetarian to enjoy this read, and in fact, only one chapter is dedicated to what I would call "vegan ethics". The rest is concise and informative. Great reference! Read full review

Review: Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet

User Review  - Julian Pecenco - Goodreads

A fairly balanced book about plant-based diets, although it was overly focused on individual nutrients and supplementation. All of the data referenced is about 15 years old, as well. RHA at said, it was a solid introduction to the science of plant-based nutrition. Read full review

Contents

TITLE PAGE COPYRIGHT PAGE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FROM THE AUTHORS
VEGAN ROOTS
PERSPECTIVES ON VEGAN HEALTH
PLANT PROTEIN
BIG FAT LIES
THE TWO FACES OF CARBOHYDRATES
PROSPECTING FOR MINERALS
GROWING VEGANS
THE PRIME OF LIFE
OVERWEIGHT
EATING DISORDERS
UNDERWEIGHT
THE VEGAN ATHLETE
VEGAN DIPLOMACY
VEGAN RESOURCES

VITAMINS FOR VEGAN VIGOR
PHYTOCHEMICALS
THE VEGAN FOOD GUIDE
BUILDING VEGAN DYNAMOS

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About the author (2000)

Brenda Davis is a registered dietitian in private practice and co-author of the The New Becoming Vegetarian and Defeating Diabetes. She is a recognized leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. Chairperson of the Vegetarian Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association from 1999-2000, Brenda specializes in essential fatty acid nutrition and lifecycle challenges, and 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, 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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