Pavilion Books will publish Azmina Govindji’s latest book Vegan Savvy: The Expert's Guide to Nutrition on a Plant-Based Diet.
Publisher Helen Lewis and commissioning editor Sophie Allen acquired world rights at auction from Jane Graham-Maw at Graham Maw Christie Agency. The title will be published on 10th December 2020.
Vegan Savvy will introduce a set of "simple, flexible and nutritionally approved tools to make it easier to be vegan without compromising on health".
Lewis said: "We are delighted to be publishing such an authoritative book on vegan health. There are now over 600,000 vegans in the UK – this book will help them to make some sound decisions in their food choices to improve their health whilst on a plant-based diet."
Govindji commented: "Going vegan isn’t as simple as 'swapping out steak for spinach': a poorly designed plant-based diet can affect your energy levels, physical health and overall sense of wellbeing, so it’s crucial to get it right. When my 23-year-old daughter decided to go vegan, I became concerned about whether she was going to have enough key nutrients like calcium and iodine. This propelled me into finding an evidence-based yet accessible way for people to go "plant-based" without having to swallow handfuls of supplements."
Govindji is a registered dietitian and has previously published over a dozen books on weight management and diabetes including The 10-Day Glycemic Diet (Pegasus Books, 2008) and Healthy Eating for Diabetes (Kyle Cathie, 2009).