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Vegan diet and sport

Vegan diet and sport

Mireia Cervera 18 October 2016

There are already numerous athletes who have shown that a vegan diet can even improve performance. Some of them with excellent sports results such as Carl Lewis "the son of the wind", with 9 gold medals.or olympic and a silver one. Or the tennis players Selena and Venus Williams who have dominated the world of women's tennis with an iron fist for the last decade. Or Fiona Oakes , winner of the North Pole marathon, where heAthletes compete in extreme temperatures, down to -30 degrees.

The vegan diet for athletes prioritizes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts that provide a high hydra contentcarbon cough, in balance with the protein and fat that the body needs to compete even at high levels of sporting demand.

In fact, a study in the publication Current Sports Medicine Reports says that: "forTo maximize performance, recovery, endurance and resistance to disease, the consumption of legumes, vegetables, seeds, nuts, whole grains and other products of plant origin is recommended. "

In the diVegans should pay attention to nutrients such as: vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Iodine and vitamin D. To assess the possible deficiency of these it will be essential to go to a professional who evaluates the needsity of supplementation or not.

Although today there are still health professionals who underestimate vegan diets , theition.org/content/89/5/1627E.full"> Scientific evidence determines that not only do they not pose a danger, but they can also have health benefits and disease prevention.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale