Nutrition Essentials and Dietary Guidelines for All Ages

Brenda Davis RD
Vesanto Melina MS RD
Cory Davis MBA

Registered dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina join agrologist Cory Davis to present the science and studies that validate why protein derived from plants is not only comparable to protein from animal products but is also often superior to it! 

Learn how amino acids found in plant protein promote healthy growth and how to meet daily protein requirements for every stage of life. Key advantages to eating plant protein, such as the lighter carbon footprint and protection against chronic diseases due to compounds found only in plants, are also discussed.

Pantry suggestions and cooking tips, along with thirty mouthwatering recipes, make it easy to put this essential information into practice.



Forks Over Knives Article on Athletes and Protein


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

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, author Diet for a New America and co-founder of The Food Revolution Network

Plant Powered Protein offers simple and delicious ways to meet protein needs from plant foods while exploring all the reasons why plant protein is always the best choice. With careful attention to the research, the authors share a message about meeting protein needs that is both science-based and reassuring. This is essential reading for anyone looking to move toward a plant-based diet.            —Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, author of Vegan for Life and The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets.

A scientific home run! This book is the most comprehensive evidence-based answer to the age-old question Where do I get my protein? It is a must read for everyone striving to improve the quality of their diet, enhance their well-being, and discover the pathway to vibrant health.—Scott Stoll, MD , co-founder of The Plantrician Project, author, and former Olympic bobsledder

The persistent pursuit of protein is one of the leading problems with nutrition and health today. Questions about plant protein are relentless, as the media tends to perpetuate long disproved myths. Thankfully, Brenda Davis, Vesanto Melina, and Cory Davis have published an extraordinary evidence-based book that puts to rest any concerns. Included are comprehensive recommendations for every stage of life as well as specific tips for athletes. Plus, the recipes look absolutely magnificent! Every person who is curious about nutrition and health—regardless of the type of diet they prefer—should read this book.—Julieanna Hever, MS RD CPT, author of The Choose You Now Diet and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-based Nutrition

Brenda, Vesanto, and Cory do an excellent job tackling arguably the most common concern surrounding plant-based diets: protein. 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


Page Count: 
Price: $27.95
Healthy Living Publications


Our Books | Contact Us | About BPC | Return Policy | Manuscript Submission
BPC, PO Box 99, Summertown TN, 38483
Orders: 888.260.8458 | Office: 931.964.3571 | FAX: 931.964.3518
info at