A New Look at Vegetarianism: Its Positive Effects on Health and Disease Control
"A New Look at Vegetarianism" contains various aspects of plant-based, or meatless, diets. It provides not only economical, cultural, biological and evolutionary viewpoints but also modern perspectives on health promotion and disease prevention. Vegetarians in general and vegans in particular should be concerned about nutrients in vegetarian diets. Children who are vegans may require special attention and may have slower growth even if they are in good health. There is concern about the adequacy of vitamin B12 and D in vegans in general, but these needs can be met by food fortification. This book helps with all the concerns vegetarians have; and recommends that whole foods rather than juices and supplements be consumed for the best protection against disease or even irregularity. The material is presented succinctly, with good use of tables, and is referenced appropriately. Menus and recipes are included.
- Electronic book text
- 16 Sep 2010
- Morrisville, NC, United States