Book feature – Plant Powered Protein: Nutrition Essentials and Dietary Guidelines for All Ages

by Brenda Davis, RD; Vesanto Melina, MS, RD; Cory Davis, MBA, P.Ag
Publisher: Healthy Living Publications; March 28, 2023

In their latest release, PLANT-POWERED PROTEIN: Nutrition Essentials and Dietary Guidelines for
All Ages, Canadian plant-based nutrition experts, Brenda Davis, RD, and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD,
are joined by agrologist Cory Davis to answer the top question for people who are considering a
plant-based diet: Will I get enough protein? The answer is a reassuring and resounding YES.

The authors provide scientific studies, tables, and in-depth nutritional analyses to show that plants are an abundant source of high-quality protein. They also explain the roles of macronutrients and micro-nutrients, and show how the amino acids that are found in protein promote healthy growth.

Readers will learn how to determine their recommended daily allowance (RDA) of protein per age group, and how to obtain all the vital nutrients each group requires.

Also covered are how our protein choices affect the environment and our health. From land usage to water consumption, plant-based protein uses considerably less resources. Health-wise, plants contain vital compounds such as fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. At the same time, plant-based foods lack the harmful components found in animal products, such as cholesterol, endotoxins, and saturated fats.

The book contains menus and a daily guide to healthful eating to assist with planning a nutritionally balanced diet. And thirty delicious recipes make it easy to put this essential information into practice. Check out

Brenda Davis, RD, is one of the world’s leading plant-based pioneers and speakers. In 2022, Brenda became the first registered dietician to receive the Plantrician Project’s Luminary Award. Her website is

Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, a popular speaker at health conferences worldwide, has been a recipient of the prestigious Ryley Jeffs Award from Dietitians of Canada. Her website is

Cory Davis, MBA, PA.g, is a professional agrologist who has worked in natural resource
management since 2012.

Praise for Plant Powered Protein:
Plant-Powered Protein is stunningly comprehensive, totally up-to-date, and a terrific gift to
our world. If you welcome guidance about protein on a plant-based diet, this is THE resource
you need! I can’t recommend it highly enough.

—John Robbins
Co-founder of The Food Revolution Network

This book sets the record straight on the dietary issue that is on so many people’s minds. It explains
what protein is, where to get it, and how to use that knowledge to achieve the best of health. It is
eye-opening, authoritative, and practical.

—Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC
President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“The dietitian duo is back! Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina are my go-to sources for everything
dietetic. I am excited they are teaming up once again to address the perennial questions about plant
protein and its importance throughout every stage of the life cycle.

—Michael Greger, MD
Author of How Not to Die and founder of

(They explain) the science behind plant protein and its ability to support muscle and
strength performance in a way that’s easy to understand while also providing practical information

that readers can implement in their own lives.

—Dr. Matthew Nagra, ND

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  • The book offers helpful guidance on how to satisfy your nutritional needs with a plant-based diet as well as dietary recommendations for people of all ages, from newborns to seniors.

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