Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

By Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, Virginia Messina

If you are 50 or over and considering (or already devoted to!) a vegan nutrition and way of life that may profit your health and wellbeing, animals, and the planet, glance no additional than this crucial all-in-one source. Authors Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina deliver seventy five years of vegan adventure to this booklet to deal with the original issues of these coming to veganism later in lifestyles, with advice on:

• The dietary wishes that adjust with aging
• How your vitamin offerings can decrease your odds of constructing center disorder, diabetes, melanoma, and different conditions
• effortless steps for going vegan, together with the way to veganize your favourite recipes and navigate eating place menus, trip, and more
• tips to speak about your choice to move vegan with buddies and family
• The demanding situations of taking good care of getting older or unwell relations who're no longer vegan
• and plenty of different issues of specific curiosity to these over 50.

Warmly written, down-to-earth, and jam-packed with useful recommendation, plus insights from dozens of pro over-50 vegans, Never Too overdue to head Vegan makes it more straightforward than ever to harvest the total rewards of a whole-foods, plant-rich diet.

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