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Vegan for life : everything you need to know to be healthy and fit on a plant-based diet

Author: Jack Norris, RD.; Virginia Messina
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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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 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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Norris, RD.; Virginia Messina
ISBN: 9780738214931 0738214930
OCLC Number: 664668898
Description: xix, 283 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Going vegan for life --
Understanding vegan nutrient needs --
Protein from plants --
Vitamin B12: the gorilla in the room --
Calcium, Vitamin D, and bone health --
Fats: making the best choices --
Iron, zinc, iodine, and vitamin A: maximizing vegan sources --
The vegan food guide --
Making the transition to a vegan diet --
A healthy start: vegan diets in pregnancy and breast-feeding --
Raising vegan children and teens --
Vegan diets for people over fifty --
Plant food advantages: health benefits of a vegan diet --
Managing weight, heart disease, and diabetes --
Sports nutrition --
Is it safe to eat soy? --
Why vegan?
Responsibility: Jack Norris, Virginia Messina.

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The definitive nutrition guide for vegans, including essential information on protein and supplements, myths and realities of a plant-based diet, jump-start plans, and nutrient-dense menus.  Read more...

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Publishers Weekly, 5/30/11 "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 Read more...

 
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