The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-based Nutrition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-based Nutrition

Book - 2011
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Discover the plant world's nutritional powerhouses!

You are what you eat, and every bite you take affects your body and your well-being. Eating a whole-food, plant-based diet helps you and your body thrive.

Getting your nutrition from plant-based foods is one of the best things you can do for yourself-and it's easier than you might think!

Packed with a wealth of information on the most nutrient-dense foods, genuine supplement needs, and so much more, this helpful guide gives you everything you need to know about the advantages of a plant-based diet. In it, you get-

Up-to-date information on the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health and how to get them from the plant kingdom Age-appropriate nutritional considerations for all stages of life. Plant-based nutrition specifics for athletes, those battling disease, and those trying to lose weight. Tips for stocking your kitchen, boosting the nutritional content of your favorite dishes, and dining out healthfully. Over 45 delicious and nutritious whole-food recipes, along with a week's worth of sample menu plans to get you started.

'I recommend this book as a starter to set you on your path to a healthier future. When you begin to personally experience the benefits, I predict that you will be sharing copies with friends and family
- T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. Co-author, The China Study Professor Emeritus of Nutrition, Cornell University

'More and more people understand that its healthier to het your nutrients from plants. This book gives you the answers. Your body will thank you for the rest of your life.'
- John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution , Diet for a New America , and The New Good Life

Publisher: New York : Alpha Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781615641017
Branch Call Number: 613.262 Hever 2011
Characteristics: xx, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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May 31, 2012

If you are considering a healthier diet, this is a fantastic book, written by a registered dietician. It addresses weight loss, chronic disease prevention (including cancer), supplements, genetic modification of foods, and tips for athletes on plant-based diets. Most recipes are do-able and are not too much of a stretch for the average person's cooking ability or palate. I will be testing out the baked lentils and rice casserole which takes 5 minutes to prepare (chopping onion, opening cans, and added broth and herbs). Recipe indicates 90 minutes cooking time in a deep dish (stir once every half hour), and I am fairly confident I can reduce this to 1 hour in a shallower casserole. She says: "Rustic and hearty, this simple baked dish will be a regular staple in your home." and I'm guessing she's right. She also discusses whether there is merit to the raw food diet some gravitate towards and the dessert recipes look pretty quick and easy to do if you have a food processor. I'm not sure I would start out with 4 cups of greens in your green smoothie, unless you are already used to green smoothies.


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