Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet
by Brenda Davis, R.D. & Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D.
Book Publishing Company, ISBN 978-1-57067-103-6
The latest information on eating a nutrition plant-based diet
Two of North America's foremost vegetarian dietitians present up-to-date findings on:
- how a vegan diet can protect against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses
- getting all the protection you need without meat
- why good fats are vital to health and how to get them
- meeting your needs for calcium without diary products
- what vegans need to know about B12
- balanced vegan diets for infants, children, and seniors
- pregnancy and breast-feeding tips for vegan moms
- considerations for overweight, underweight, and eating disorders
- achieving peak performance as a vegan athlete
- how to deal gracefully with a nonvegan world
Plus: The Vegan Food Guide At a glance - how to get all the nutrition you need in your daily meals
Every day, more people are shifting toward a plant-based diet without meat, eggs, and dairy products, and avoiding animal products in their cosmetics, clothing, and other household items. Whether you're concerned about your health, the preservation of the environment, or the suffering of food animals, Becoming Vegan provides the information you need to eat well on a vegan diet and provide nutritious vegan meals for your family and friends.
Brenda Davis is past Chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association and co-author of Defeating Diabetes. Vesanto Melina is co-author of the Position Paper on Vegetarian Diet and the vegetarian section of the Manual of Clinical Dietetics, 6th edition, joint projects of the American Dietetic Association and Dietetians of Canada, and co-author of The Food Allergy Survival Guide. Both are registered dietitians and authors of The New Becoming Vegan.