The completely revised edition of a seminal classic offers fresh insights on the treatment of animals in food production and other industries, the latest findings on the health benefits of a vegan diet, expanded information on phytochemicals, and a thoroughly updated food guide. This streamlined ?xpress?version is extensive in scope, yet manageable for anyone who wants to easily understand how to construct a nutritionally balanced plant-based diet. They present the latest findings on: using plant foods to protect against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses; obtaining essential protein without meat, eggs, or dairy products; discovering ?ood?fats and where to find them; meeting dietary needs for calcium without dairy products; understanding the importance of vitamin B12; designing balanced vegan diets for infants, children, and seniors; and making the most of vegan pregnancy and breast-feeding.
About this Author
Registered dietitian Brenda Davis is a leader in her field, an internationally acclaimed speaker, a past chairperson of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the 2007 inductee into the North American Vegetarian Society? Vegetarian Hall of Fame. Vesanto Melina, a registered dietitian and a sought-after speaker and consultant, has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia and Bastyr University in Seattle. She coauthored the joint position paper on vegetarian diets for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and Dietitians of Canada, and is currently a consultant to the government of British Columbia. Brenda and Vesanto? books on vegetarian, vegan, and raw diets are in print in 7 different languages and are sold in more than 15 countries.
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