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Authors: Vesanto Melina, Brenda Davis
ISBN-13: 9781570671449, ISBN-10: 1570671443
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Healthy Living Publications
Date Published: August 2003
Edition: REV

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Author Biography: Vesanto Melina

Book Synopsis

Since it was first published ten years ago, Becoming Vegetarian has become the standard for complete nutrition information with regard to a vegetarian diet. In this new edition, you'll find the latest information on protein, calcium, iron, good fats, vitamins (including B12, protective phytochemicals, and more; and you'll learn how to get these nutrients in a well-balanced vegetarian diet. Designed to help you make informed food choices that promote optimal health, included is a vegetarian food guide and over 50 easy recipes with contributions from chefs Joseph Forest, Ron Pickarski, Joanne Stepaniak, and Yves Potvin (Yves Veggie Cuisine).

Table of Contents

1.Why Be Vegetarian?1
2.Maximizing the Vegetarian Advantage15
3.Power from Plants...legumes, nuts, and seeds49
4.Bone Boosters...milks, greens, and other calcium champions89
5.Energy Plus...goodness from grains119
6.Perfect Protectors...vegetables and fruits137
7.Fat Feuds...who's winning?155
8.Fine-Tuning the Vegetarian Diet...vitamin B[subscript 12]177
9.Designing the Diet... the vegetarian food guide191
10.Vegetarian for Life205
Part 1Pregnancy and Lactation206
Part 2Infancy (Birth to Two Years)217
Part 3Childhood (Two to Twelve)230
Part 4Focus on Teens (Thirteen and Over)242
Part 5The Prime of Life (Fifty Years Plus)247
11.Vegetarian Victory over Weight255
12.Vegetarian Diplomacy269
13.From Market to Meals291
14.Recipes...simple treasures299
AppendixDietary Reference Intakes for Vitamins and Minerals353