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Never too late to go vegan : the over-50 guide to adopting and thriving on a plant-based diet
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Making a major life change can be difficult; having the right resource is essential. Authors Adams, Patti Breitman (coauthors How To Eat Like a Vegetarian Even If You Never Want To Be One), and Virginia Messina (Vegan for Life; The Vegan Sourcebook), possess decades of experience in vegan/vegetarian education, advocacy, and cooking. They cheer readers forward, encouraging dietary change at a comfortable pace and are mindful that a desire to eat healthy foods does not equal a desire to cook. Meal options address experienced, novice, and noncooks. The recipes are not overly complicated and will appeal to a variety of tastes, making the book a good primer for those dipping their toes into a vegan diet. The target audience is addressed with attention to aging and nutrition, diseases, and overall vitality. Inclusive of the intended reader, too, are discussions of how transitioning to a vegan diet affects long-term relationships and caregiving. Testimonials from Messina's blog ( reinforce the message that "it's never too late" to make "positive aging" transformations. VERDICT Readers seeking practical, well-researched information will benefit from the authors' combined experience and expertise. The book's -back-to-basics approach, too, comes at a good time, when many current vegan cookbooks focus on specific cuisines.--Meagan Storey, Virginia Beach (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
<p>If you're 50 or over and thinking (or already committed to!) a vegan diet and lifestyle that will benefit your health, animals, and the planet, look no further than this essential all-in-one resource. Authors Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina bring 75 years of vegan experience to this book to address the unique concerns of those coming to veganism later in life, with guidance on:<br> <br> ? The nutritional needs that change with aging<br> ? How your diet choices can reduce your odds of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other conditions<br> ? Easy steps for going vegan, including how to veganize your favorite recipes and navigate restaurant menus, travel, and more<br> ? How to discuss your decision to go vegan with friends and family<br> ? The challenges of caring for aging or ailing relatives who are not vegan<br> ? And many other topics of particular interest to those over 50.<br> <br> Warmly written, down-to-earth, and filled with practical advice, plus insights from dozens of seasoned over-50 vegans, Never Too Late to Go Vegan makes it easier than ever to reap the full rewards of a whole-foods, plant-rich diet.</p>
Table of Contents
Preface: With Age, Wisdom; with Wisdom, Veganp. xi
Part 1It Really is Never Too Late to Go Veganp. 1
Chapter 1Why Now? Positive Aging the Vegan Wayp. 3
Chapter 2How to Go Vegan: Your Next Major Life Decisionp. 20
Chapter 3Why Vegan? Veganism Is a Simple and Effective Response to a Series of Complex Contemporary Issuesp. 37
Part 2Nutrition for the 50+ Bodyp. 61
Chapter 4Why and How We Agep. 63
Chapter 5A Healthy Diet for 50+ Vegansp. 77
Chapter 6Vegan Diets for Lifelong Healthp. 104
Part 3Eats Well with Othersp. 135
Chapter 7Relationship Dynamics: Family and Friends and Veganismp. 137
Chapter 8Vegan in the Worldp. 161
Chapter 9Veganism and Caregivingp. 183
Part 4Let's Eat!p. 205
Chapter 10How to Veganize: Basic Substitutionsp. 215
Chapter 11Recipes for Everyday and Festive Eatingp. 235
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 326
Acknowledgmentsp. 328
Notesp. 331
Indexp. 341
About the Authorsp. 352
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