The Vegetarian Way: Total Health for You and Your Family

The Vegetarian Way: Total Health for You and Your Family

by Mark Messina
     
 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517882757
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
607,957
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.00(d)

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