Admittedly, this review isn’t going to be comprehensive as the book just came on Saturday and I haven’t had much of a chance to read it yet. That said, this book makes the connections between diet and disease extremely understandable. It’s written in a sensible and as conversational tone as I think could be possible given the research and information discussed. Besides the well-presented text, it also has clean looking charts and graphs for the more visual-minded reader.
The book is broken into 4 sections:
Part I – The China Study (which includes a section on Protein, always a fave topic with vegans!)
Part II- Diseases of Affluence (which includes all the big names diseases you’d expect)
Part III – The Good Nutrition Guide (which includes the 8 principles of eating right)
Part IV – Why Haven’t You Heard This Before? (which appears to delve into some of the misinformation that is commonly available and why it is so prevalent)
As vegans, many of us are more aware of the healthful benefits that accompany our lifestyle. This book provides hard research that may help to encourage others to explore the effects of diet in their own lives and certainly opens the door to discussions about eating a plant-based diet. This is one of the books that I’m reading with a highlighter in my hand to mark the points that I’ll want to refer back to in the years to come, and I think you will, too. This is a book that can change lives and the information should be shared with those we love to help them live longer, fuller, healthier lives.
You have a chance to win a copy of this book. All you have to do is post a comment to this post to be entered for a random drawing that will close one week from today, November 9th. I’d like to thank Benbella Books for sending along 2 free copies, one for me and one for you.
And, just so I don’t leave you foodless on this first post since Vegan MoFo has ended, check out this version of Scrambled Tofu Benedict. It could have used more spinach, but sometimes you use what you’ve got. And yes, that’s Daiya Cheddar cheese in the sauce.