JUST RELEASED: Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition

Are vegan diets nutritionally safe and adequate for people of all ages? Do they increase longevity and reduce risk of chronic disease? Are they effective in treating disease conditions? The answer to all of these questions is a resounding yes, as long as such diets are well planned. Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition provides readers with the tools needed to construct diets that support excellent health and well being throughout the lifecycle, and for those with unique nutritional needs, such as pregnant and lactating women, children, seniors, athletes and people struggling with weight issues or chronic diseases. It provides a meticulous overview of the research, and serves as an invaluable resource for health professionals and nutrition enthusiasts.
Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, by internationally acclaimed vegan dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina, presents the latest scientific findings on plant-based diets:
  • explores the health benefits of vegan diets compared to other dietary choices
  • explains protein and amino acid requirements at various stages of life
  • investigates carbohydrate facts and fallacies
  • reveals the truth about wheat, gluten, and grains
  • describes fats and essential fatty acids and their value in plant-based diets
  • pinpoints where to obtain calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals without animal products
  • clarifies the importance of obtaining adequate and reliable sources of vitamin B12
  • shows how to attain optimal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation
  • provides nutritional guidelines for infants, children, teens, and adults, including seniors
  • outlines how to achieve and maintain healthy weights and exceptional fitness on a vegan diet
This completely re-written seminal classic offers fresh insights into how becoming vegan positively affects individuals, animals, and our fragile planet. At 611 pages, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition is an indispensable reference for health professionals and nutrition enthusiasts, setting the standard for vegan nutrition and providing a meticulous overview of the research.