Friday, July 11, 2014

Vegan for Life - Great book choice!

I have been a vegan for a while now and recently visited my doctor's office for blood work.  I was pleased to hear that all of my many tested levels fell into the "normal" range.  At sixty years young, I was very pleased and I attribute this to my vegan diet because prior to being vegan, I had higher cholesterol and sugar levels... among other things. So, feeling happy with my health and wanting to make sure I keep it that way, I decided to purchase a vegan nutritional book. I am extremely pleased with my purchase so I wanted to share the book with you.  It is titled:  Vegan For Life.

Just to share a few tidbits of information from the book, the nutritionists Jack Norris and Virginia Messina, reminded me that peanuts are legumes and have more in common with foods like beans, peas, lentils, and soy foods, than nuts.  They are botanically legumes.  As I was reading the book it suggested that you have 3 to 4 servings of legumes to meet your protein goal and it reminded me that 2 tsp of peanut butter would fit the bill for at least one serving.  Of course, this was a tiny bit of information out of the entire book but another great guide was a protein content chart with selected vegan foods to guide your day. These two authors spoke of being appauled at the discovery of factory farming beginning in the fifties which guided their life into being vegan.  If you would like to read a few reviews or sample from this book, click on the link above for a sneak peak. It will be a great reference book to have on your vegan book shelf.  Great find!

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