A compilation of my favorite educational books on the benefits of a plant-based diet!

Whole by T. Colin Campbell

This book completely changed my life. I picked it up after watching Forks Over Knives on Netflix. It’s written by the very same Dr. Campbell who headed The China Study which you can also buy on Amazon.

They also have a cookbook: The China Study Cookbook: Over 120 Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes

The Plantpower Way by Rich Roll

This was one of the first books that I bought when I went plant-based. I found it on one of my friend’s coffee tables and fell in love. They have some awesome in here recipes too! Rich Roll is just an amazing guy if you aren’t familiar with him. He also runs a podcast which is awesome as well.

How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger

Ever wondered how plant-based foods can directly impact certain diagnoses? This book guides you through the top 20 killing diseases in the United States and how to use foods to prevent, treat, and reverse them. It’s a wonderful resource to say the least.

They also have a cookbook: The How Not to Die Cookbook

Main Street Vegan by Victoria Moran

A great books for individuals who are thinking about going vegan.  One quote reads:

“Finally, a book that isn’t preaching to the vegan choir, but to the people in the pews—and the ones who can’t fit in those pews. This is a book for the Main Street majority who aren’t vegans. Once you read this, you’ll know it’s possible to get healthy and enjoy doing it.”

Becoming Vegan by Brenda Davis, RD

I met Brenda at the Plant-based Prevention of Disease (P-POD) Conference and I can personally attest she is AMAZING. This book is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to become vegan and answers all the FAQs you may have. You will not be disappointed!

Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

Dr. Esselstyn is one of the main doctors highlighted in Forks Over Knives. He shows how heart disease can be completely reversed by using a plant-based diet. This is a great book (for anyone really) but especially if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol/lipids, or heart disease (or even have a family history.

They have a cookbook as well: The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes

Eating Animals by Johnathan Safran Foer

Purchase here: Eating Animals

This book is about cutting out meat, the damage that meat has on the environment, and exposing factory farming.

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy PhD

An interesting book that leans more toward animal activism. It asks why and how humans can so wholeheartedly devote ourselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for our consumption.