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

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Perseus Books Group
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Are you considering going vegan, but you're not sure how to start? Are you already committed to an animal-free diet, but are unclear about how to get proper nutrients? Vegan for Lifeis your comprehensive, go-to guide for optimal plant-based nutrition. 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 calorie and nutrient needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Vegan for Lifeis the guide for aspiring and veteran vegans alike, complete with an easy-to-use food chart, tasty substitutions, sample menus, and expansive resources.

Author Biography

Jack Norris, RD, cofounder and president of Vegan Outreach, has been elected to the Animal Rights Hall of Fame. Widely-sought as a speaker on vegan nutrition, he lives in northern California. Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, writes about vegan and vegetarianism for both consumers and health professionals and serves on the advisory boards of Vegetarian Resource Group and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Going Vegan for Lifep. xi
Understanding Vegan Nutrient Needsp. 1
Protein from Plantsp. 15
Vitamin B12: The Gorilla in the Roomp. 27
Calcium, Vitamin D, and Bone Healthp. 37
Fats: Making the Best Choicesp. 51
Iron, Zinc, Iodine, and Vitamin A: Maximizing Vegan Sourcesp. 61
The Vegan Food Guidep. 83
Making the Transition to a Vegan Dietp. 105
A Healthy Start: Vegan Diets in Pregnancy and Breast-Feedingp. 133
Raising Vegan Children and Teensp. 143
Vegan Diets for People over Fiftyp. 163
Plant Food Advantages: Health Benefits of a Vegan Dietp. 171
Managing Weight, Heart Disease, and Diabetesp. 179
Sports Nutritionp. 195
Is It Safe to Eat Soy?p. 205
Why Vegan?p. 217
Vegan Resourcesp. 237
A Quick Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, and Vegetablesp. 243
Metric Conversion Chartp. 248
Acknowledgmentsp. 249
Notesp. 255
Indexp. 273
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