Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Your Questions Answered

Greenwood. (Q&A Health Guides). Feb. 2021. 128p. ISBN 9781440870989. $40. REF
Registered dietician Richer (Food Allergies) follows the format of other books in Greenwood’s “Q&A Health Guides” series, aimed at young adults and college-age readers. The introduction discusses vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, and pescatarian diets, as well as their underlying philosophies. Thirty-three questions and answers follow (“What are the potential health benefits of plant-based diets?” “Why is soy so controversial?”). Five case studies (profiling, for instance, a pregnant woman, and a person having trouble adhering to a nutritious diet), a glossary, and a directory of resources complete the book.
VERDICT Evenhanded, with solid nutritional information and suggestions for navigating social interactions when adopting new eating patterns.
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