Optimum Nutrition For Vegans
Am I eating enough protein? Can I get enough omega-3 fats? Are packaged vegan foods a good option? Should I be worried about my vitamin B12 intake? These are just some of the common concerns vegans have.
In Optimum Nutrition for Vegans, Patrick Holford explains how to achieve optimum nutrition while following a vegan diet. He shows you how to ensure you are getting enough protein and brain fats, control your sugar and energy, ensure you maintain sufficient vitamin and mineral levels and other small steps that maintain a good overall health for vegans.
He lays out the facts about what to eat, and in what combination, to achieve the best of health on a vegan diet, with clear principles for how to get enough good quality protein by combining foods, slow release carbs and essential fats and which foods are richest in vitamins and minerals, backed up with 100 delicious easy vegan recipes that will nourish your body and your brain. He also explains how to be a healthy vegan when pregnant.
- The best sources of protein and what you need to know about combining proteins
- Why certain essential fats can be lacking in a vegan diet – and what you need to eat, or supplement, to avoid a shortfall
- The richest sources of essential vitamins and minerals – and why these should be at the heart of your diet, rather than prepackaged and fortified vegan foods
- How to avoid eating too many carbs – and why it’s so important to choose the right ones in the right quantity
“There are many aspects of a purely plant-based diet that are good for health, but you’ve got to know a thing or two about nutrition to avoid the pitfalls” says Holford. “When you get nutrition right for the brain it’s right for the body.”
Whether you find it challenging to be a healthy vegan or are considering becoming vegan but lack the confidence to take the leap, Optimum Nutrition for Vegans will be your guide for overall health. An essential and practical read for anyone wanting to follow a plant-based diet.