By co-author of Vegan for Life Virginia Messina and noted blogger JL Fields - the first book to address all of the health and nutrition concerns for women on or considering a plant-based diet. Women's nutritional needs and health concerns are unique - and constantly changing throughout their lifecycle, raising questions about how to live healthfully are common. The same questions arise on a vegan diet. Now, Virginia Messina brings the answers to questions such as: Can you meet calcium needs and protect bone health with plant foods only? Is a vegan pregnancy safe and healthy? And how does a plant-based diet affect weight loss, skin health, fertility, and depression? These and other questions are answered in Vegan for Her, the first book to address all of the health and nutrition concerns that are important to vegan women. It provides specific guidance for meeting the unique nutritional needs of women throughout their lifecycles as well as information about food choices that work against a range of health concerns. While newcomers to vegan diets are likely to have the most questions, Vegan for Her appeals to those with a wide range of eating habits, including long-time vegans as well as those who are just contemplating steps toward more plant-based eating. Vegan for Her focuses on practical and realistic aspects of putting simple recommendations into practice. Part One focuses on the compelling reasons for moving toward a vegan diet, along with information for making an easy and healthy transition. It includes a guide for vegan meal planning and sample menus that will allow readers to get started immediately with positive changes. Part Two addresses weight control, providing an overview of the cutting edge research regarding this increasingly controversial topic, and perspective on the benefits of veganism for larger women regardless of weight loss. Part Three addresses the needs of women throughout the lifecycle, beginning with guidelines for teens and a discussion of the benefits of vegan diets at this stage of life. This section addresses vegan diets in relation to fertility and pregnancy, as well as issues for women over the age of 50, including menopause symptoms, aging, cognitive function, and muscle loss. Part Four addresses the role of vegan diets in prevention and treatment of breast cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis, and discusses the impact of diet choices on skin health and emotional health. Finally Part Five offers a fun discussion on vegan fashion, with tips for building a cruelty-free wardrobe. Each chapter will include menus and succinct guidelines for putting the information into practice. These will incorporate approximately 60 original recipes that coordinate with the material.
Product code: AHBKB
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Dimensions: 22.9cm x 16.7cm
Publish date: 25/07/2013
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