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Becoming Vegan

Comprehensive Edition:The Complete Reference on Plant-Based Nutrition
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June, 2014
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9781570672972
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Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition is an authoritative reference on why and how to adopt a plant-based diet. Acclaimed dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina specifically designed this fully referenced, comprehensive edition to meet the needs of health professionals, academic librarians, and curriculum developers as well as lay readers with a deep interest in nutrition.

The authors explore the health benefits of vegan diets compared to other dietary choices; explain protein and amino acid requirements at various stages of life; describe fats and essential fatty acids and their value in plant-based diets; investigate carbohydrate facts and fallacies; reveal the truth about wheat, gluten, and grains; pinpoint where to obtain calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals without animal products; clarify the importance of obtaining vitamin B12; and show how to attain optimal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.

Nutritional guidelines are provided for infants, children, teens, and adults, including seniors; and a section is devoted on how to achieve and maintain healthy weights and exceptional fitness on a vegan diet. Numerous tables and graphs illustrate each section. A handy graphic of the vegan plate offers a daily plan for healthful eating. Equally beneficial are the sample menus designed for people of various caloric needs.

An opening chapter is devoted to the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and the degree of inhumanity that dominates the industry. Plant-based nutrition does benefit the entire planet.

Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition sets the standard for discussion on vegan nutrition. Readers seeking a less technical version of this information can look for Becoming Vegan: Express Edition, based on the same science but presented in a more streamlined form.

“Over 600 pages of in-depth science on vegan nutrition. This is more than a book about becoming vegan, it is a primary and comprehensive text book on nutritional science that should be studied by all health professionals.” —Joel Fuhrman, author of Super Immunity

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Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition is considered the authoritative reference on how to adopt a plant-based diet. Internationally acclaimed vegan dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina specifically designed this fully referenced, comprehensive edition to meet the needs of health professionals, academic librarians, and curriculum developers as well as lay readers with a deep interest in nutrition. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of a seminal classic offers recommendations from top nutrition researchers on areas of particular concern to vegans. Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition will set the standard for discussion on vegan nutrition for many years to come.

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