Published on December 27th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton2
Vegan For Her, by Ginny ‘The Vegan RD’ Messina & JL Fields (Book Review)
Do your New Year’s resolutions involve vegan eating? Do you happen to be a person of the lady persuasion? If so, you have only two choices: read this book or cheat yourself! Whether you’re a seasoned long-time plant eater or just stepping onto the vegan path, Vegan for Her offers a wealth of vital information for women interested in going (and staying!) healthfully vegan.
Vegan for Her: a One-Stop Shop for She-Vegans
Vegan for Her addresses every aspect of veganism for women. Seriously: no nutritional stone is left unturned!
Just starting to dabble in vegan exploration? Find everything you know to get started easily and healthfully down your new veggie-lined path. Ready to start or expand your family? Check out the chapter about ‘A Plant-Based Plan to Enhance Fertility.’ Then — once the pitter-patter of itty-bitty vegan feet seems imminent — read all about nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
While you’re training for your next marathon or bike race or roller derby, read all about plant-based nutrition for women athletes, which (of course!) Vegan for Her covers thoroughly. Or maybe you’re interested in nutrition issues related to healthy aging; Vegan for Her has that all covered too!
Vegan eating for women interested in breast cancer prevention, heart health, bone health, pain management, diabetes management, and stress relief: check, check, check, check, check, and check!
Best of All: Readability
Vegan for Her reads like a book, not like a textbook. Though filled with useful information, the authors’ tone is conversational and engaging — it’s a very easy read, not a just a reference for looking up specific bits of information. The vast information is well organized and easy to access, in a reader-friendly style and format both comprehensive and interesting.
Consider the Source(s)
Vegan for Her co-author Ginny Messina knows her business! A registered dietitian and practicing nutritional consultant, Messina hosts theveganrd.com and previously co-authored the comprehensive nutrition resource Vegan for Life (with fellow-vegan-nutrition-authority and registered dietitian Jack Norris), and she’s also written a vegetarian nutrition textbook for health practitioners. Messina also writes for EDB, exploring health, nutrition, and cooking with an eye towards healthy vegan living. Her next book Never Too Late to Go Vegan will be available next month, in January of 2014.
JL Fields works and writes as a certified vegan lifestyle coach, and hosts JL Goes Vegan: Fun and Fitness with a Side of Kale. A graduate of Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy, Fields has been featured on vegan radio shows and podcasts including Main Street Vegan, Our Hen House, and Erin Red Radio; she also edits the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny.
Vegan for Her: Read it!
In case it’s not coming through: I really enjoyed reading this book. If you’re a woman who’s vegan or vegan-curious — or if you have such a person in your life — I definitely recommend adding Vegan for Her to your shelf!
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