Citing health concerns as the number one reason why people adopt a vegetarian diet, this collection makes important scientific connections between good health and vegetarianism. The Complete Vegetarian examines the diet\u2019s impact on chronic diseases and serves as a nutritional guide and meal-planning resource. Leading vegetarian nutritionists and medical doctors devote entire chapters to nutritional aspects that include fats, protein, and fiber; to diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure; and to vegetarian meal planning, including specialized diets for children, pregnant women, and athletes. The contributors' cutting-edge research finds that it is not only an absence of meat that accounts for the health effects of a vegetarian diet; other contributing factors include less saturated fat and more fiber, antioxidants, and unsaturated fats than other diets. The Complete Vegetarian promises to be an essential resource for health professionals and the growing number of people who have adopted or are thinking about adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. Contributors include John J. B. Anderson, Dina Aronson, Peggy Carlson, James Craner, Brenda Davis, Simon K. Emms, Jeanene Fogli, Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Michael A. Klaper, Erin L. Kraker, Valerie Kurtzhalts, D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Reed Mangels, Carol M. Meerschaert, Virginia Messina, Mary Helen Niemeyer, Carl V. Phillips, Sudha Raj, and Cheryl Sullivan.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 25 mm
"The Complete Vegetarian is the no-nonsense, evidence-based book on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. I highly recommend this authoritative volume to vegetarians, anyone who lives with a vegetarian, or anyone who is considering a vegetarian lifestyle."--Joseph M. Carlin, MS, MA, RD, LDN, FADA, Regional Nutritionist, U.S. Administration on Aging
"Thoroughly reviews the positive and negative aspects of a vegetarian diet . . . Recommended."--Choice
"A very useful resource for academic, health science, and public libraries."--American Reference Books Annual