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Diet, Nutrition, & Health: Vegan/Vegetarian

A topic guide covering aspects of diet, nutrition, and health.

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Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking List

The End of Meat

Although evidence of meat consumption's negative impact on the planet and on human health continue stacking up as animal welfare is on the decline, humanity's love affair with meat just doesn't end.

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Perspectives

The China Study

Even today, as trendy diets and a weight-loss frenzy sweep the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, typically an “adult” disease, at an alarming rate. If we’re obsessed with being thin more so than ever before, why are Americans stricken with heart disease as much as we were 30 years ago? In The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.” The China Study is not a diet book. Dr. Campbell cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those concerned with the effects of aging. [This book is also available in Spanish, El Estudio de China.]

The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook

In Dr. Neal Barnard's Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook , the country's leading diabetes team weighs in on America's hottest dietary trend. The cookbook is based on a landmark two-year study conducted by Dr. Barnard, which showed that a vegan diet more effectively controls type 2 diabetes. In fact, it's also beneficial for weight loss, the reversal of heart disease, and the improvement of many other conditions. Dr. Barnard and nutritionist Robyn Webb now offer easy, delicious meals to improve your health. Featuring 125 flavorful recipes, readers will find all-occasion dishes that use familiar ingredients and require minimal effort. All recipes are free of animal products, low in fat, and contain a low-to-moderate glycemic index. Barnard and Webb explain how diet changes can have such dramatic health effects and provide simple ways to get started. With convenient menus, scientifically proven advice, and inspiring stories from real people who have used Barnard's recommendations to turn their health around, there's no better cookbook to help you eat well and feel great.

The Plant-Based Journey

It's been proven that a plant-based diet is good for your weight, health, budget, and the environment, but the proof hasn't come with a game plan--until now. If you've ever wanted to make the plant-based switch but felt overwhelmed about where to start, we have good news: you don't have to do it alone. The Plant-Based Journey provides the support you need every step of the way to make your transition into eating plant-based a fun and (ful)filling experience! Award-winning teacher, transition strategist, fitness expert and dietary coach Lani Muelrath has been on her own plant-based journey for more than 40 years and has helped thousands of clients lose weight and live more healthy and plant-filled lives. Here, she brings that experience to you, backed by scientific evidence. In this comprehensive, foolproof, and accessible five-step guide, Muelrath will empower you as you make your own dietary transition: Step 1: Awakening: Discover your "why" for eating plant-based Step 2: Scout: Assemble what you need for plant-based eating basics Step 3: Rookie: Increase the presence of plant foods on your plate with specific strategies and systems Step 4: Rockstar: Take your newfound plant-based eating success on the road and to social and family situations Step 5: Champion: Sharpen your skills for long-term plant-based living success In addition, in The Plant-Based Journey, Muelrath explains how exercise and your mindset support dietary change, and she also shares more than 20 recipes along with meal plan templates and ready-in-minutes meals that will have you pulling together delicious and satisfying meals with ease. Whether you're a plant-based newbie looking to shed pounds or a seasoned vegan in search of fresh inspiration and navigational skills, The Plant-Based Journey is your essential, definitive guide--for a healthier, trimmer you.

Plant-Powered for Life

Fall in love with whole plant foods, and they will love you back! 52 simple steps and 125 globally inspired recipes show the way "Will help eaters of all persuasions, from carnivores to vegans, make plant-based meals fun and exciting."--Peggy Neu, President, The Monday Campaigns Fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and other plant-based foods can work wonders for your health and vitality--and they're delicious when done right! Still, many of us don't get enough. Whether you're a meat-loving omnivore or junk-food vegan, if you've been meaning to eat more whole plant foods, Plant-Powered for Life is for you. Sharon Palmer, RDN, helps you set a personal goal (anything from "I will eat a plant-based meal every day" to "I will go 100 percent vegan"), then approach it at your own pace by taking 52 simple steps and cooking 125 mouthwatering recipes, in any order you like. Whatever your starting point, this handy guide (complete with gorgeous full-page photos) will inspire you to forge new habits, cook great food, and enjoy a health, plant-powered life--one tasty step at a time. Soon enough, you'll: Love your legumes for protein and beyond French Lentil Salad with Cherry Tomatoes Eat well on the run Curried Tofu Papaya Wraps Embrace whole grains for health and flavor Persian Couscous with Apricots and Pistachios Eat your way to the end of the rainbow Blueberry Oatmeal Waffles Share the plant-powered love! Carrot Spice Cupcakes with Chocolate "Cream Cheese" Frosting

Should We Be Powered by Plants?

Turn now to the politics of eating a plant-based diet. What are the health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism? Why do people decide to follow this diet? What role does beauty play in food waste? What exactly is the controversy surrounding the organic foods movement and genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?

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