These 9 Vegan Books Will Completely Overhaul Your Health

Sarah Von Alt|
January 12, 2017

Research continues to prove that a nutritious plant-based diet is beneficial for your health. In fact, scientists have shown that a plant-based diet reduces one’s risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. And researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that long-term vegetarians lived on average 3.6 years longer than their meat-eating counterparts.

Ready to take your health into your own hands? Here are 9 books that detail the vast benefits of a plant-based diet:

1. How Not to Die by Dr. Greger

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Greger shares his findings on the leading causes of chronic illness and offers practical advice for living a healthier life.

2. Vegan for Life by Virginia Messina and Jack Norris

Vegan for Life provides a comprehensive look at vegan nutrition, debunks common myths, and supplies a variety of tools to make vegan eating easy.

3. The Forks Over Knives Plan by Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman

Companion to the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives, this must-read details the health benefits of a plant-based diet, including reduced risk and even reversal of most chronic diseases.

4. Diet for a New America by John Robbins

In this 1987 classic, best-selling author John Robbins examines how our food choices impact not only our health but also the future of life on Earth.

5. Vegan for Her by Virginia Messina and JL Fields

Released in 2013, this powerful book will show you how to transition to a healthy plant-based diet and lower your risk for breast cancer and heart disease.

6. Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman

This best-seller details Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s revolutionary “nutrient-rich program for fast and sustained weight loss,” including how to break the addiction to unhealthy foods.

7. The Plantpower Way by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt

Brought to you by renowned ultra-distance athlete Rich Roll and chef Julie Piatt, The Plantpower Way shares practical information about eating a diet rich in whole plant foods.

8. The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn

This inspirational book from firefighter Rip Esselstyn details his 28-day program for losing weight, lowering cholesterol, and staving off disease. It’s a life changer!

9. The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell

This famed book details the “most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted” and highlights the connection between what we eat and today’s top killers: heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

A vegan diet is a win-win situation: You get to live a longer, healthier life while letting farmed animals live their lives. Click here for delicious vegan recipes, meal ideas, and tips on making the switch.

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