Vegan Diet | 10 Inspirational and Informative Plant-Based Books

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According to Forbes, there are almost a million books published each year in the US alone. That’s a lot of material out there.

With so much information, it can be hard to sort through the noise and find something helpful. So we’re here to help!

Now, here are our recommendations for some great plant-based books.

Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health by Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier is a world-class vegan plant-fueled athlete. In his new book, he delivers tips for starting the healthiest lifestyle for your body and the planet. This book is filled with recipes from chefs that your entire family will love and tells you the right foods to eat for high-energy performance.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten Free Vegan Cooking by Julieanna Hever

Julieanna Hever, the leading plant-based dietitian, delivers the nutrition your body needs, deliciously! Going gluten-free is easier than ever with innovative recipes for the whole family. Hever also gives advice to those just getting started for achieving max health.

There Is a Cure for Diabetes by Gabriel Cousens, M.D.

This book outlines the ins and outs of preventing type 2 diabetes through a low-glycemic, organic, fresh vegan diet. With the latest scientific research, Dr. Cousens’ sheds light on lifestyle choices. This includes nutrition, which heals obesity and adult-onset diabetes and contributes to a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Accomplished novelist Jonathan Safran Foer takes a deep, hard look at his eating patterns in his first non-fiction book. He then describes how cultural and historical factors shaped his diet. This artistic book follows his journey to starting a kinder, plant-based diet and lifestyle.

Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr

While this looks like a diet book on the outside, it really offers a comprehensive look at nutrition for people of all backgrounds. Carr, a cancer survivor and plant-based health promoter, lets the experts speak for themselves. Here, dozens of doctors and medical providers give advice and research on the benefits of plant-based nutrition in this glossy guide.

Living Among Meat Eaters: The Vegetarian’s Survival Handbook by Carol J. Adams

This book offers great advice for taking care of yourself (and the planet!) while living in a meat-eating world. From how to deal with in-laws to social gatherings to making time for your health and wellness, this book is a lifesaver.

Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

The definitive title on animal welfare by master philosopher and Princeton professor Peter Singer. This book inspired generations to re-think the way we treat animals. Without preaching, Singer uses moral arguments to stay away from animal products and support a plant-based diet.

The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams

Another classic vegan book, this title delves into animal welfare. In our society, meat-eating is often tied to masculinity. However, Carol J. Adams shows nothing is more honorable than preserving life and taking care of our health through a plant-based diet.

Vegan’s Daily Companion by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

This book is essential for living an ethical, plant-sourced, healthy lifestyle. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau guides beginners and experts to achieving their best health through a vegan diet. Get the scoop on how to make the best of each day with her sage advice.

Diet for a New America By John Robbins

John Robbins’ book is inspirational and informative. Learn about the true nature of factory farming and why organic, plant-sourced food can keep ourselves and our communities healthy. Robbins’ family owns the Baskin-Robbins franchise. One day he transformed his life and stopped consuming dairy. He then left the family empire to face a life of true compassion for animals and the planet.


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