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The only research-based book on the link between a plant-based diet and peak athletic performance, with interviews with professional athletes who have switched from meat to plants.
Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke’s book The Plant-Based Athlete proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the human body can function without meat, eggs, or dairy.Instead, research shows that a well-balanced plant-based diet promotes faster recovery, cell oxidation, injury prevention, and restful sleep, allowing athletes to train more effectively and achieve better results.
As an elite athlete, first-time marathoner, or weekend warrior, however, committing to a plant-based diet isn’t as simple as substituting vegetables for meat. Even minor dietary changes can have an impact on performance.That’s why Matt Frazier, the founder of No Meat Athlete, and Robert Cheeke, the founder of Vegan Bodybuilding, collaborated on this ground-breaking book to show those who want to make this important shift how to do so in the most effective, transformative way possible.
The Plant-Based Athlete provides the following to its readers:
-A compelling body of evidence supporting the adoption of a plant-based lifestyle, including key details on how macronutrients and calories fuel a body that runs on plant foods.
-Protein gets its own chapter, explaining why plant sources of protein are preferable to meat and how plant protein can be used to increase strength, muscle mass, and power.
-Veggie Burger Patties, Garden Meatballs, Summer Pasta Salad, Vegan Mac & Cheese, French Toast, Acai Bowl, and a High-Energy Smoothie are among the 60+ delicious and nutritious plant-based recipes included.
-Plant-based athletes Rich Roll and Scott Jurek, former NFL player David Carter, champion boxers Yuri Foreman, Unsal Arik, Cam Awesome, and Vanessa Espinoza, as well as Olympic-level swimmers, cyclists, figure skaters, sprinters, and others, share their insights.
-A Day in the Life of a Plant-Based Athlete – examples of what, when, and how different athletes eat to fuel their varied workouts
The Plant-Based Athlete is the ultimate invitation to join the growing community of athletes who use plants to power their workouts and their daily lives. It is an instant classic and a mainstay on health and fitness shelves everywhere.