Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy on a Plant-Based Diet
The comprehensive guide for optimal plant-based nutrition at every stage of life, now completely updated.
Are you considering going vegan, but 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 Life is 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 organics, processed foods, raw foods, and more.
Now, ten years since its original publication, the book has been completely revised and updated, with:
- A brand-new chapter on vegan eating for weight management
- Guidance on eating to prevent chronic disease
- The latest findings on sports nutrition and muscle mass
- Easy-to-follow vegan food guides, menus, and pantry lists
Covering everything from a six-step transition plan to meeting calorie and nutrient needs during every stage of life, Vegan for Life is the guide for aspiring and veteran vegans alike.
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About the Author
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.
"A book that is both so encouraging and so incredibly necessary right now."--Run Vegan (blog)
"Packed with science yet never boring, Norris and Messina -- both long-time vegans themselves -- put their wealth of knowledge at your fingertips while putting to rest any nutritional issues that concern those aspiring to a plant based-diet...No vegan myth goes unbusted...Vegan for Life is a complete reference guide that deserves a spot in your library or kitchen."--VegNews
"Thinking of going vegetarian or vegan? If so, and you're a woman, don't miss Vegan for Her."--Hudson Valley News
"Ginny Messina is one of the world's most highly respected pioneers of vegan nutrition. Her work is clear, insightful and meticulous. No matter where you are at on your vegan journey, this book will serve as an invaluable companion."--Brenda Davis, RD, on Vegan for Her
"Vegan for Life makes going vegan doable. I would definitely recommend this book to vegans, the vegan-curious, and those living with vegan family members."--Veggie Voyeur
"Whether you've been enjoying a plant-based diet for years or are just starting on the adventure, Norris and Messina will prove to be outstanding mentors. Even if you don't plan to eliminate meat and animal products completely, there's valuable information here about incorporating foods that help you fight disease, build the immune system, and feel better in general. Vegan for Life is one of those books that you'll pull off the shelf for inspiration and consultation time after time."--Curled Up With a Good Book
"This book explains everything one needs to know about going vegan. Comprehensive and succinct, it is a must-have for nutritionists and anyone contemplating a vegan diet."--Library Journal
"Armed with this compendium and a vegan cookbook, novices will make an easy, healthy transition to meat, egg and dairy-free meals, while practicing vegans can use it as a guide to the best food choices."--Publishers Weekly
"Vegan for Life is full of helpful charts that show specific nutrients found in numerous fruits, nuts and vegetables. I love how easy this makes it to be sure you are getting the proper nutrition in your vegan lifestyle."--Texas Kitchen (blog)
"Beyond setting straight some outdated nutrition information, the book will put to rest most nutrition worries you might have."--Lone Star Plate
"Vegan for Her is an excellent and articulate resource for every woman who wants to eat with compassion while protecting and enhancing her health."
--Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat and Living Among Meat Eaters, on Vegan for Her
"Vegan for Her provides sensible guidance for women of all ages. Whether your focus is sports nutrition, eating to prevent cancer or heart disease, or simply understanding how a plant-based diet can meet your unique needs, this book is for you. It's like a conversation with a savvy, caring friend."--Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, author of The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book and coauthor of Simply Vegan, on Vegan for Her