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

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

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

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738285863
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 05/12/2020
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,070,498
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(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

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

Table of Contents

Introduction: Going Vegon for Life ix

Part I

1 Why Vegan? 1

2 Making the Transition 21

3 Understanding Vegan Nutrient Needs 43

4 Plant Protein 57

5 Eating for Healthy Bones: Calcium and Vitamin D 65

6 Vitamin B12 85

7 Fats: Making the Best Choices 93

8 Vitamins and Minerals: Maximizing Vegan Sources 107

9 Soyfoods in Vegan Diets 125

10 The Vegan for Life Food Guide 141

Part II

11 A Healthy Start: Vegan Diets in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding 167

12 Raising Vegan Children and Teens 181

13 Vegan Diets for People over Fifty 212

14 Sports Nutrition for Vegans 223

15 Plant Food Advantages: Reducing Chronic Disease with a Vegan Diet 235

16 Plant Foods and Digestive Health 263

17 A Compassionate Approach to Weight and Dieting 275

Afterword: Vegan for Life 291

Acknowledgments 293

References 295

Index 325

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