Plant-powered athlete: Demystifying the need for meat

Peace, love, plants I’m sure many of you hear the term Vegan and envision some hippie chic who’s burning incense, hasn’t showered in weeks and is listening to the Grateful Dead in a “Meat is Murder” t-shirt—but did you know UFC Fighter, Mac Danzig is Vegan? For elite athletes or someone like me who works out 5-6 days per week, hates incense and listens to Dierks Bentley, how can being vegan fit my lifestyle? Well, it’s difficult to argue with science and science is continuing show staggering data and benefits of adopting a plant-based lifestyle. The protein bandwagon We live in a society that screams protein, protein, protein non-stop. Furthermore, we have been willfully misled to believe that meat and dairy products are the only true source of dietary protein. Protein is an essential nutrient for building and repairing muscle tissue. However, animal protein is not the healthiest food we can eat and it’s strongly associated with diabetes, cancer, hypertension and heart disease. On the flipside, there is zero evidence that plant-based eaters get too little protein plus vegetables, fruit, seeds and nuts have been shown to protect against and reverse disease. Why I’m switching to a plant-based life Besides … Continue reading Plant-powered athlete: Demystifying the need for meat