June 4, 2019
‘Nutrition 101: Proper Fueling for Endurance Events’ covers how an athletes’ diet is essential for achieving peak performance in any endurance sport. Athletes are always aiming to perform their very best and in order to do so need to consume food that replenishes energy. This is usually through eating a meat-based diet which helps replenish and repair their muscles. However, U.S. News states that more athletes are turning to vegan diets, which have no animal products, including rich sources of protein like meat, eggs and dairy. The question is whether endurance athletes can follow a vegan diet and still perform at the highest level? Here are four successful vegan endurance athletes who not only survived, but thrived in their respective sports.
Dr. Ruth Heidrich