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Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet

by Jack Norris, Virginia Messina
Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet

Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet

by Jack Norris, Virginia Messina

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Overview

Going vegan? Here's the go-to-guide, with a six-step transition plan to a plant-based diet, with detailed nutritional information for everyone from athletes to kids to pregnant women.

Whether you're considering going vegan or just want to learn more about plant-based nutrition, Vegan for Life is your comprehensive, go-to guide for optimal healthy eating. 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 protein requirements and even 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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738214931
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.74(w) x 6.06(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Jack Norris, RD, is a vegan dietitian, the cofounder and executive director of Vegan Outreach, and has been elected to the Animal Rights Hall of Fame. He is a widely-sought speaker on vegan nutrition. Visit his website at jacknorrisRD.com.

Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, writes about vegan and vegetarianism for both consumers and health professionals and serves on the advisory boards of One Step for Animals, the Vegan Trade Council, Oldways Vegetarian Network, Better Eating International, and True Health Initiative. Learn more at theveganrd.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Going Vegan for Life xi

1 Understanding Vegan Nutrient Needs 1

2 Protein from Plants 15

3 Vitamin B12: The Gorilla in the Room 27

4 Calcium, Vitamin D, and Bone Health 37

5 Fats: Making the Best Choices 51

6 Iron, Zinc, Iodine, and Vitamin A: Maximizing Vegan Sources 61

7 The Vegan Food Guide 83

8 Making the Transition to a Vegan Diet 105

9 A Healthy Start: Vegan Diets in Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding 133

10 Raising Vegan Children and Teens 143

11 Vegan Diets for People over Fifty 163

12 Plant Food Advantages: Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet 171

13 Managing Weight, Heart Disease, and Diabetes 179

14 Sports Nutrition 195

15 Is It Safe to Eat Soy? 205

16 Why Vegan? 217

Vegan Resources 237

A Quick Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, and Vegetables 243

Metric Conversion Chart 248

Acknowledgments 249

Notes 255

Index 273

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