Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet
Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, Virginia Messina
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If you're 50 or over and thinking (or already committed to!) a vegan diet and lifestyle that will benefit your health, animals, and the planet, look no further than this essential all-in-one resource. Authors Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina bring 75 years of vegan experience to this book to address the unique concerns of those coming to veganism later in life, with guidance on:
• The nutritional needs that change with aging
• How your diet choices can reduce your odds of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other conditions
• Easy steps for going vegan, including how to veganize your favorite recipes and navigate restaurant menus, travel, and more
• How to discuss your decision to go vegan with friends and family
• The challenges of caring for aging or ailing relatives who are not vegan
• And many other topics of particular interest to those over 50.
Warmly written, down-to-earth, and filled with practical advice, plus insights from dozens of seasoned over-50 vegans, Never Too Late to Go Vegan makes it easier than ever to reap the full rewards of a whole-foods, plant-rich diet.
challenging, but we’ve seen that before. We haven’t gotten to where we are in life without change. We wrote this book to reassure you, bust your notions of what aging looks like, show you how to prepare scrumptious food, and help you rediscover one of the most precious, life-affirming parts of yourself. We hope it will be a successful introduction to a lifestyle that brings you renewed energy, better health, a new sense of purpose, and a new experience of power to affect change. That is what it
fairly variable among individuals. Yes, it’s going to 70 | NEVER TOO LATE TO GO VEGAN happen, but the rate of change is related in large part to factors that are under your control. Diet plays a big role and so do other lifestyle factors, such as exercise, sun protection, and stress management. Let’s look first at the kinds of changes that typically take place as people grow older, as understanding what happens and why makes it fairly easy to see how a healthy diet can affect these
insulin resistance. (See Table 3-1 for a quick review of these conditions.) Trading in usual Western eating practices for a diet based on more whole plant foods is an important part of a lifestyle approach to preventing these conditions and the chronic diseases they promote. We’ve already seen that vegan and nearvegan diets can be useful for treating these diseases, too. The vegan and near-vegan diets used to reverse and control heart 114 | NEVER TOO LATE TO GO VEGAN disease and diabetes
coming! It is never too late and it’s never been easier! This very comprehensive guide has gems of wisdom on every page—from demolishing prevalent myths about veganism, to how to make decadent, but healthy, desserts. Follow the plan in this book and you’ll start seeing results tomorrow morning—and the rest of your longer, healthier, happier life!” —ru t h h e i d r i c h, p h d, author of A Race for Life, Senior Fitness, and Lifelong Running NEVER TOO LATE TO GO VEGAN ALSO BY THE AUTHORS By
come together, grown, and enjoyed companionship, all because of that one classified ad in 1989. Starting a vegan supper club or potluck event is even easier now. You can post an event on craigslist.org or on meetup.com. You can invite 170 | NEVER TOO LATE TO GO VEGAN people from work, the gym, your church, synagogue, or mosque, your neighborhood, and anywhere else. Ask each person to bring a vegan dish to share with eight others. You might suggest that they bring the recipe for their dish,