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The vegiterranean diet : the new and improved Mediterranean eating plan-- with deliciously satisfying vegan recipes for optimal health
Hever, Julieanna, author.
Personal Author:
First Da Capo Press edition.
Publication Information:
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press : Lifelong Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A vegan twist on the popular Mediterranean diet plan from the dietician, author, Veria network host, and VegNews columnist.
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The Mediterranean diet has been the gold standard dietary pattern for decades, and with good reason: it has been linked with lowered risks of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's. Now, Julieanna Hever takes the Med to a whole new level! By focusing on whole-plant foods that promote long-term wellness and ideal weight management, you can reap the benefits of the most researched and beloved diet,made even healthier. The Vegiterranean Diet offers:comprehensive nutrition infoshopping lists with everyday ingredientsmore than 40 delicious, budget-friendly recipesflexible meal plans (great for families, too!)strategies for overall health

Author Notes

Julie Anna Hever, MS, RD, is the author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition and host of the wellness talk show What Would Julieanna Do? She lives in Southern California.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Hever (The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition) makes an uneasy attempt to map her vegan eating plan onto the popular Mediterranean food pyramid. She makes the questionable assertion that the Mediterranean diet's essence "is (and always has been) a whole food, plant-based diet," within a context of slow eating, and that the roles of fish, olive oil (or any oil in significant amounts), and wine are minimal in terms of the health benefits offered to diet adherents. Otherwise, Hever offers solid, practical nutritional advice, with plentiful charts to demonstrate that, except for B12, all the nutrients you need can be provided by plants. Unusually, she suggests eating a wide variety of foods rather than carefully balancing the contents of each meal to optimize benefits or calorie consumption. Hever also includes a 60-page section for recipes, though these tend more toward the Middle Eastern than Italian, with the hummus, tabbouleh, and baba ganoush, and only a single pasta dish. Seasoned diet book readers will be relieved, though, that she avoids the Asian-style recipes common in other vegan collections, and only dips slightly into current trends like the ubiquitous kale chip. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

The Mediterranean diet has gained popularity outside its geographical namesake, and more people are learning about the health, environmental, and ethical benefits of a plant-based regimen. Hever (The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition; contributor, Forks over Knives: The Cookbook) combines these methods in a whole-foods, vegan, lower-fat approach. Chapters address information about essential nutrients and food combinations that optimize ingredient absorption. Guidelines for creating a functional, plant-based kitchen ease beginners into this introduction to healthful cooking. A small section with recipes includes contributions from plant-based chef/consultant Chad Sarno and successful vegan cookbook author Robin Robertson. References to additional resources and a comprehensive index enhance the book's usability. VERDICT Readers may recognize Hever from her Veria Living show What Would Julieanna Do? and appearances on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show. The author's strong media presence, combined with early accolades from established vegan chefs and advocates such as Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, increase the likelihood of demand. Readers seeking nutritional guidance will be pleased with the range of coverage.-Meagan Storey, Virginia Beach (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Dr. Neal Barnard
Forewordp. vii
Introduzionep. ix
How to Use This Bookp. xiii
Parte 1 The Traditional Mediterranean Diet
1 The Birth of the Mediterranean Dietp. 3
2 The Benefits and Myths of the Mediterranean Dietp. 15
Parte 2 The New and Improved Mediterranean Diet
3 The Three C's of How We Eat: Compassion, Carnism, and (Over)Consumptionp. 41
4 The Veg Ten: Basics of the Vegiterranean Dietp. 61
Parte 3 Vegiterranean Every Day
5 The Vegiterranean Food Pyramid and Platep. 89
6 Nutrizione: Essential Building Blocks of the Vegiterraneanp. 109
7 Stile de Vita: Strategies, Meal Plans, and Navigating the Worldp. 143
8 Un Giorno nella Vita: The Vegiterranean Kitchenp. 167
9 Buon Appetito! The Recipesp. 181
Resourcesp. 241
Nutrients Charts and Tablesp. 243
Metric Conversion Chartp. 250
Acknowledgmentsp. 251
About the Authorp. 253
Notesp. 255
Indexp. 263

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