Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Book Review: Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet by Jack Norris & Virginia Messina



Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet
by Jack Norris & Virginia Messina
Date Published: July 2011
Pages: 283
ISBN 13: 978-0-7382-1493-1

Vegan for Life is an essential guide for anyone wanting to learn more about a vegan diet and for people already committed to a vegan lifestyle. Authors and dieticians, Jack Norris and Virginia Messina have compiled a book overflowing with valuable nutrition information about eating a plant-based diet. Along with facts about being healthy while eating a vegan diet, the authors also include sample menus for children, adults, seniors, and athletes. Vegan for Life debunks myths about vegans and provides realistic ways to thrive while eating a plant-based diet.

I appreciate how the authors are not preachy about transitioning to a vegan diet. Instead, they write about medical studies, facts, and the correct way to maintain good health on a plant-based diet. For me, this book is a must have for any vegan. I know this is a book that I will use as a reference for my family and myself over the years. I learned a great deal about vegan nutrient needs. You’ll also find helpful tips for vegans on a budget, a quick cooking guide, and a metric conversion chart.

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The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

I also love it when authors present the material in a non-preachy way. I find it a great turn off when books are written that way! Thanks so much for sharing!

kerry said...

not sure I could do vegan

MommyMandi said...

I'm not sure I could be a vegan either, but it looks like an interesting book.

Kelley @ Kelley's Passion for Nutrition said...

I am not vegan, but love to read about it and eat vegan recipes. You don't have to be 100% vegan to appreciate the added health benefits. I will look into this book, thanks.

Sage said...

You are right, Kelley! This book is for anyone who wants to make healthier choices in their diet :)

Jenny Bradford said...

That really sounds like an informative book - it's so important to be educated when going vegan or you can miss the health advantages!

Zombiemommy said...

Thanks for sharing, so many of my friends are vegan, can't wait to share this with them!

Rev. Kim Justice said...

Not to sure I could go strictly veg. but may actually help if I did. Thanks for the post.

Nicole @ Some Call It Natural said...

I used to be vegan, but now I am not... I do still like to have vegan meals now and again. I would like to read more about it. We should always be reading up on nutrition because there is always new information out there!

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