Vegan Athletes

Vegan athletes are taking over!

It’s true. Everywhere you look in the world of sports these days you will find top level professional athletes converting to a Vegan diet.
From endurance sports like marathon running, to high contact sports like mixed martial arts optimal nutrition and veganism is
becoming synonymous. It makes sense. If a professional athlete is pushing their body to peak performance in every aspect, the
most logical diet plan for peak performance would be veganism. It provides the most nutritional benefit with the least negative ingredients. All organic produce with no preservatives or insecticides cannot be beat in nutritional terms.

 

Vegan Olympic Gold medalist Carl Lewis

Vegan Olympic Gold medalist Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis – Olympic God Medalist – On converting to Veganism, “I had my best year as an athlete ever!

 

Patrik Baboumian Vegan Strongman

Patrik Baboumian Vegan Strongman

Patrik Baboumian – German strongman record holder – told a crowd at toronto’s Vegetarian Food Festival he performs heavy lifting feats “…to inspire people and break stereotypes that tough guys need to eat a lot of meat…going Vegan was the best decision of my life.”

 

Scott Jurek Vegan Champion Ultra-Maraton Runner

Scott Jurek Vegan Ultra-Maraton Runner

Scott Jurek – Ultra-marathon Champion – “When I finally went vegan in 1999, I lost a layer of fat—the layer that came with eating the cookies and cakes and cheese pizza that so many omnivores and even vegetarians gulp down. I learned that I could eat more, enjoy it more (fruit tasted sweeter, vegetables crunchier and more flavorful), and still get leaner than I had ever been in my life. I started on more whole grains and legumes. Muscles I didn’t even know I had popped out. My blood pressure and triglyceride levels dropped to all-time lows, my HDL, “good” cholesterol, shot up to an all-time high. I had virtually no joint inflammation…” (Excerpted from the book Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultra-marathon Greatness by Scott Jurek with Steve Friedman to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2012. Copyright c 2012 by Scott Jurek.)