My Vegan Bookshelf: Great Books to Help Answer The Question, “Why Go Vegan?”

My Vegan Bookshelf

Thinking of going vegan or living a more plant-based lifestyle?

At the start of my personal plant-based journey, I had many questions that started with “why?” In the beginning, I was focused mostly on the following…

• Why should I consider going vegan?

• Why will eating plant-based be healthier for me?

• Why does veganism help the planet?

• Why do animal lovers eat animals?

• Why are people able to disconnect themselves from what they eat?

Having informative and inspiring books really helped answer these questions and many, many more. Not only does it fill in the blanks about why being vegan can save you, the animals and the world, it helps you answer all your friends’ questions when they see your plant-based plate in a restaurant. Start collecting and reading some of these great books and you’ll always have the information to navigate this fast-changing world of veganism.

The answers to “how” will be covered by a blog with my favorite cookbooks—-but hopefully our website, Vegan American Princess, helps you with “how” to be vegan every day!

These are my current faves—-in no specific order, each book is oriented toward information and ideas, not focused on recipes and cooking. My favorite cookbooks will be in another post.

How Not To Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger MD

Do unto Animals: Friendly Guide to How Animals Live and How We Can Make Their Lives Better by Tracey Stewart

Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food  by Gene Baur

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss by Joel Fuhrman

The Food Revolution: How Your Diet can Help Save Your Life and Our World by John Robbins

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Forks Over Knives: The Plant Based Way to Health by Gene Stone

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

Hope you enjoy this collection! I have many more books but this is good starting point. If you have great books that answer “WHY GO VEGAN?”, please share with us! I will continue to ask questions and collect answers from books, articles, studies and everywhere that plant-based information is available! Vegan American Princess has curated books and products which we have tried and recommend on our Amazon page! Check it out and Follow us!


xox Ellen

Ellen Francis
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