The Vegetarian Way: Total Health for You and Your Family

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The Vegetarian Way is the vegetarian bible. It is an authoritative, comprehensive, single-source reference book for the growing number of people who are embracing a vegetarian diet, as well as for more than 12 million Americans who are already committed vegetarians.

The Vegetarian Way is the vegetarian bible. It is an authoritative, comprehensive, single-source reference book for the growing number of people who are embracing a vegetarian diet, as well as for more ...

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Overview

The Vegetarian Way is the vegetarian bible. It is an authoritative, comprehensive, single-source reference book for the growing number of people who are embracing a vegetarian diet, as well as for more than 12 million Americans who are already committed vegetarians.

The Vegetarian Way is the vegetarian bible. It is an authoritative, comprehensive, single-source reference book for the growing number of people who are embracing a vegetarian diet, as well as for more than 12 million Americans who are already committed vegetarians.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The vegetarian lifestyle, which has varying levels of strictness, may be adopted for health reasons or out of ethical concerns, e.g., animal welfare, the environment. In this comprehensive guidebook, the Messinas (she is a dietician; he has a Ph.D. in nutrition), who are longtime vegetarians, place the emphasis on health. Citing numerous studies, they argue persuasively that going meatless lowers the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases, and they write reassuringly about any possible protein, mineral or vitamin deficiencies in a meat-free diet. For beginners, they offer a nine-step program for getting started, with recipes and sections on meal planning and food buying. The special needs of pregnant women and nursing mothers, infants, children, teenagers and seniors are addressed, as are those of diabetics, athletes and the overweight. A resource directory is included, along with advice on eating out, entertaining and dealing with the gibes of omnivores. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Here is a wonderfully succinct yet complete beginner's guide to eliminating animal products from one's diet. The authorsVirginia Messina is a registered dietitian and Mark Messina holds a doctorate in nutritionemploy a sensible, nonideological approach that stresses the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, although they also explore the global environmental and political aspects of eating meat. Their book is packed with informationthe history of vegetarianism; the various types of vegetarian diets; and basic nutrition, including up-to-date research that finally addresses concerns on protein, calcium, and Vitamin B-12 requirements. The authors discuss the vegetarian diet for individuals with special needs, such as diabetics, pregnant women, seniors, athletes, and children, as well as tips for buying and cooking the vegetarian way. Their book concludes with an easy-to-follow nine-step program to introduce the vegetarian diet and includes a sampling of recipes and a resource directory that will start the reader off right. A perfect choice for a smaller public library that may need only one title on the subject. Recommended for most collections.Jeffery Ingram, Newport P.L., Ore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517882757
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,420,900
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Authors' Note 5
Ch. 1 Vegetarianism through the Ages 9
Ch. 2 Defining Vegetarianism 17
Ch. 3 The World's Healthiest Diet 27
Ch. 4 More Reasons to Go Meatless 51
Ch. 5 The Politics of Diet 60
Ch. 6 Protein in Vegetarian Diets 75
Ch. 7 Meeting Calcium Needs on a Plant-Based Diet 86
Ch. 8 Vitamins in Vegetarian Diets 101
Ch. 9 Minerals in Vegetarian Diets 125
Ch. 10 Guidelines for Meal Planning 145
Ch. 11 Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding 158
Ch. 12 Right from the Start: Feeding Vegetarian Infants 173
Ch. 13 Vegetarian Children 181
Ch. 14 Vegetarian Nutrition for Teenagers 203
Ch. 15 The Older Vegetarian 212
Ch. 16 The Vegetarian Diabetic 223
Ch. 17 Weight Control Vegetarian-Style 236
Ch. 18 The Vegetarian Athlete 248
Ch. 19 The Vegetarian Traveler 263
Ch. 20 Vegetarian Lifestyle 271
Ch. 21 Making the Transition: A Plan in Nine Steps 281
Ch. 22 Tips for Planning Fast and Easy Vegetarian Meals 291
Ch. 23 Stocking the Pantry 297
Ch. 24 Getting Started with Vegetarian Cooking 307
Recipes 318
Resources for Vegetarians 346
References 351
Index 383
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  • Posted June 9, 2011

    ...stepping stone to plant-based health...

    I do a full book review on "The Vegetarian Way" on YouTube channel: rhocDaVegan. Check it out for complete insight! Cheers!!

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