Study shows nutrition NOT exercise plays a larger role in healthy metabolic rate. Nutrition text books warn: “Numerous studies have shown poor exercise performance on low carbohydrate diets. Athletes especially experience fatigue, ketosis, dehydration, and hypoglycemia.”
Vegetarian diets yield cardiorespiratory & oxygen efficiency for athletic activity, provides advantages over nonveg diets
While a “running” site, has good info for all athletes nomeatathlete.com
Antoine Knighton, Atlanta, GA – officiates college and semi professional basketball.
Kimberly Carlson-website here
Novak Djokovic and Serena and Venus Williams, the #1 mens & women’s players, are all vegan!
Really great article about Jermain Defoe and why athletes go vegan for the performance/recovery boost.
Skating, skiing and running-vegan Olympic medal winners here
podcast on how Nitric Acid in foods like beets, kale and collard greens helps runner performance (see Oct 2012)
Several articles on plant based athletics on Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s site
Food-how it powers athletes here
Plant based athletes can show you how to be plantbuilt
Chicago Bears defensive lineman David Carter
Georges Laraque (Canadian)
Vegan breaks world record in push-ups
Fiona Oakes-Triple Guinness World Record Holder
Scott Jurek-vegan who is fastest person to finish Appalachian Trail hike (2,189-miles)
Baggio Hudisic, MLS soccer player
Patrik Baboumian-his story of strength in compassion. He explains now vegan, he recovers faster, has less inflammation. His low iron levels came up, heart burn went away,
Tia Blanco –multiple golds with the International Surfing Association & will compete in sport newly admitted to 2020 Olympics
Bonebreaker finds recovery faster and more strength after going vegan
Daniel Bryan -wants to end animal cruelty
Austin Aries: athletes look for a competitive advantage & ask him questions since they saw the vegan diet was working for Austin.