Vegetarian Nutrition

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A WINNING FORMULA FOR ATHLETES
From Olympic arenas to NFL stadiums, vegetarian athletes are dominating their meat-eating competitors. Meat-free mavericks include Sports Illustrated “Olympian of the Century” Carl Lewis, top ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek, tennis legend Chris Evert, football star Ricky Williams, NBA standouts Raja Bell and Salim Stoudamire, and boxing champion Keith Holmes.

“[M]y best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet. Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look.”
—Track and field star Carl Lewis, winner of nine Olympic gold medals and 10 World Championship medals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals • GoVeg.com

Vegetarian Nutrition:
A WINNING FORMULA FOR ATHLETES
From Olympic arenas to NFL stadiums, vegetarian athletes are dominating their meat-eating competitors. Meat-free mavericks include Sports Illustrated “Olympian of the Century” Carl Lewis, top ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek, tennis legend Chris Evert, football star Ricky Williams, NBA standouts Raja Bell and Salim Stoudamire, and boxing champion Keith Holmes.

“[M]y best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet. Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look.”
—Track and field star Carl Lewis, winner of nine Olympic gold medals and 10 World Championship medals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals • GoVeg.com

THE ADVANTAGES OF A VEGETARIAN DIET FOR ATHLETES
• A vegetarian diet provides athletes with all the protein, complex carbohydrates, and other nutrients they need to get stronger and faster—without the arteryclogging cholesterol and saturated fats found in meat, eggs, and dairy products. • According to the American Dietetic Association and the Dieticians of Canada, vegetarians have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and various types of cancer in comparison to meat-eaters. • Going vegetarian also helps animals. Visit GoVeg.com to learn about how chickens, pigs, and cows are mutilated without any painkillers, confined to tiny cages and pens, and horrifically killed in today’s giant factory farms and slaughterhouses.

TOP TIPS FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE VEGETARIAN ATHLETES
• The more calories you burn, the more fuel you need: Vegetarian foods tend to be very nutrient-dense, but they are somewhat less calorie-dense than animal products. So eat plenty of your favorite vegetarian dishes. • Eat a balanced diet: A sensible, well-rounded vegetarian diet will give you the essential nutrients that you need to excel. Nutritionists recommend that most of the calories that athletes consume come from complex carbohydrates like cereals, whole-wheat bread, pasta, rice, and fruits, and vegetables. Protein can be found in abundance in foods like beans, nuts, tofu, whole grains, veggie burgers, Gardenburger’s meatless barbecue ribs, Boca’s Chik’n Nuggets, and other meat substitutes. Get some healthy fat from avocados, coconuts, vegetable and olive oils, nuts, and seeds. A multivitamin and vitamin B12 in your daily routine are also good ideas for all athletes.

“I’m in better condition [after going vegan]. My endurance has gone up, and I haven’t gotten tired at all during the whole season.”
—Atlanta Hawks guard Salim Stoudamire

“A healthy vegan diet will give you the strength and stamina to leave those sluggish meat-eaters in the dust.”
—Physician and author Dr. Neal Barnard

Visit for more health tips plus thousands of delicious recipes and product recommendations.

GoVeg.com

THE ADVANTAGES OF A VEGETARIAN DIET FOR ATHLETES
• A vegetarian diet provides athletes with all the protein, complex carbohydrates, and other nutrients they need to get stronger and faster—without the arteryclogging cholesterol and saturated fats found in meat, eggs, and dairy products. • According to the American Dietetic Association and the Dieticians of Canada, vegetarians have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and various types of cancer in comparison to meat-eaters. • Going vegetarian also helps animals. Visit GoVeg.com to learn about how chickens, pigs, and cows are mutilated without any painkillers, confined to tiny cages and pens, and horrifically killed in today’s giant factory farms and slaughterhouses.

TOP TIPS FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE VEGETARIAN ATHLETES
• The more calories you burn, the more fuel you need: Vegetarian foods tend to be very nutrient-dense, but they are somewhat less calorie-dense than animal products. So eat plenty of your favorite vegetarian dishes. • Eat a balanced diet: A sensible, well-rounded vegetarian diet will give you the essential nutrients that you need to excel. Nutritionists recommend that most of the calories that athletes consume come from complex carbohydrates like cereals, whole-wheat bread, pasta, rice, and fruits, and vegetables. Protein can be found in abundance in foods like beans, nuts, tofu, whole grains, veggie burgers, Gardenburger’s meatless barbecue ribs, Boca’s Chik’n Nuggets, and other meat substitutes. Get some healthy fat from avocados, coconuts, vegetable and olive oils, nuts, and seeds. A multivitamin and vitamin B12 in your daily routine are also good ideas for all athletes.

“I’m in better condition [after going vegan]. My endurance has gone up, and I haven’t gotten tired at all during the whole season.”
—Atlanta Hawks guard Salim Stoudamire

“A healthy vegan diet will give you the strength and stamina to leave those sluggish meat-eaters in the dust.”
—Physician and author Dr. Neal Barnard

Visit for more health tips plus thousands of delicious recipes and product recommendations.

GoVeg.com