There have been so MANY of you Brand New Vegans joining my site, I thought I'd write a post that lists all my favorite books I've read over the years.
You know - the ones that got ME started.
I'm sure many of you already own many of these books, but for the brand new person just starting out - maybe there will be something in here you haven't seen yet.
Of course, there are so MANY vegan/plant-based books out there now - I'm only going to list a few. But - these are the ones that either got me started or the ones I go back to for reference time and time again.
I hope this post will be helpful and if it is - I'll do a similar post later with my favorite videos at a later date.
Let me just say right now - because by law I have to.....
Any links you see in the text that follows will be affiliate links. What that means is if you buy any of these books through my Amazon affiliate links - I make a little bit of money that helps support my site.
So, with all legalities aside....
Books I Recommend for the Brand New Vegan
I think this was the very first vegan book I ever read. And like so many thousands of others - it changed me
If you've never heard of John Robbins - think Baskin Robbins. Yeah - THAT Robbins - and he tells his story of how he went from being next in line to owning the family Ice Cream Business - to walking away from it all in search of something completely different.
This is a must-read and I can't recommend it enough.
The Food Revolution by John Robbins
Another must-read by John Robbins.
This book goes into the politics of what he calls the Food Revolution. It was one of the very first books to discuss the negative health effects of eating genetically modified foods and animal products of all kinds. It also exposed the dangers of our factory farming system, and advocates a completely plant-based diet.
This was a real eye-opener for me.
This book made me laugh.....a lot!
These gals have a way of getting right in your face and telling you exactly how it is! If you can get past the language - and trust me there's a lot of it (although not quite as bad as Thug Kitchen) they really do have a story to tell and a lot of good information.
The China Study by Dr. T. Collin Campbell
The New York Times has recognized this study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large scale study ever undertaken to compare the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.
If you or anyone you know has a chronic illness, whether it's Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, whatever - you simply HAVE to read this book. Nothing else needs to be said. Definitely, a must-have.
Again - just buy it if you don't already own it. Especially if you or any of your loved ones have Heart Disease.
Yes, the book says REVERSE HEART DISEASE. It's been done. It's entirely possible. Why hasn't your own doctor ever mentioned this? Read the book.
This book can save lives. Must have.
Reversing Diabetes by Dr. Neil Barnard
Again, REVERSING chronic disease.
Impossible? Think again. It's not only possible it's been proven many times by many different doctors. And no matter if it's Heart Disease, or Diabetes, or fill in the blank .....
A Plant-Based Diet is the one that will make you better.
Dr. Michael Greger has been updating his free website Nutrionfacts.org for years now - so it's no surprise he finally decided to write his own book. I
f you have a naysayer in your group who is always wanting scientific proof - then this is the book to go to as it's literally full of facts and figures, charts, and graphs.
Out of all of the amazing Doctors I've listed, Dr McDougall has got to be my favorite. He's been preaching a starch-based diet for over 40 years now.
For all the Low Carbers out there - The Starch Solution is all ABOUT Carbs. Potatoes, Corn, Rice, even Pasta for maximum weight loss.
Another must-have for your collection.
Ok, a late addition to the list - but I simply HAVE to include my very OWN eBook....right?
Perfect for the Brand New Vegan as it includes an Introduction to this way of eating as well as a convenient shopping guide and all my popular Soup, Stew, & Chili Recipe to get you started.