In Vegan for Her: The Women's Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet, dietitian Virginia Messina, with JL Fields, shows women of all ages how to meet their nutritional needs with an animal-free diet. The book is broken into three parts: Part One explains the principles of vegan nutrition, including the importance of legumes, whole grains, and healthy fats such as nuts and avocados; the role of supplements; and tips for transitioning to a completely plant-based diet. Part Two shows how a woman's hormones and her dietary needs throughout her life are related, including the connection between estrogen and soyfoods, and lays out nutrition guidelines for fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. Part Three addresses how a vegan diet can help women manage health problems such as weight gain, stress and depression, breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Geared towards new and veteran vegans alike, Vegan for Her teaches women how to make smart dietary choices to build a longer, healthier, and compassionate life. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Virginia Messina, co-author of Vegan For Her, The Women's Guide To Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet. Stay tuned!
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