There are so many reasons for ‘going vegan’ such as general health, animal rights, protection of the farmers and workers at meat plants, or environmental impact. And with the amount of readily available vegan products in grocery stores today it seems like switching would be a breeze, but being vegan is so much more than just changing your diet to purely plant-based. However, it’s a great place to start!
Brenda Davis, R.D. and Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D., wrote a very informative book called “Becoming Vegan: The complete guide to adopting a healthy plant-based diet” which is a very comprehensive book about everything you’ll need to know about becoming vegan. The book starts off with a little history, the talks about various proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and phytochemicals. Then, it lays out a nice, easy to understand vegan food guide and talks about the adjustments that should be made based on age, weight, eating disorders, athletes, etc. Of all of the books that I’ve read on the nutritional science of being vegan this is by far my favourite. It just explains everything so plainly without being preachy and goes into the amount of detail I want. If you aren’t sure, check out your local library. If they don’t have it, trust me, it’s a great resource to have. Even though I’ve been eating a plant-based diet for a while now it’s still great to have this to refer back to.
$9.99 for Kindle $26 in paperback at amazon.com
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