Can you eat in a manner that is disease preventative, while retaining muscle and performing optimally as an athlete?
Plant-based nutrition improves athletic performance by improving arterial function and decreasing recovery time. Work out harder and longer, recover faster.
Breaking records on plants.
Scott Jurek holds the US record for distance run in 24 hours with 165.7 miles (an average pace of 8 minutes and 42 seconds per mile). These races aren't the run-of-the-mill flat marathons either. Scott sets break neck paces up and down mountains, distances that most people would not even dream of hiking. View the wiki of his accomplishments here...
Patrik Baboumian holds a world strength record. As a bodybuilder, Patrik Baboumian holds the world log lift record for under 105kg, with a 165kg lift, as well as the German heavyweight log lift record. His heaviest log lift is 190kg. In 2011 he won Germany's Strongest Man, 105kg category.
Ricky Williams played 11 seasons in the NFL. In 2002 he was the NFL's leading rusher with 1,853 yards.
Other well known plant-based athletes from the past and present are Venus Williams, Carmelo Anthony, Nick and Nate Diaz, Jake, Shields, Mac Danzig, David Carter, Prince Fielder, Timothy Bradley, Tony Gonzalez, Robert Parish, Joe Namath, Billie Jean King, Tony La Russa, and Martina Navratilova
To learn more about plant-based athletes head over to www.greatveganathletes.com. They don't just compete, they win.
BODYBUILDING ON PLANTS
Where health meets fitness.
Hollywood's best kept secret to maintaining youth.
Brad Pitt is one of my favorite celebrities and long time advocate of the plant-based lifestyle. The photo below shows him in the movie Troy where he is immortalized as the greatest fighter among the Greeks, Achilles.
Other plant-based celebrities include Carrie Underwood, Natalie Portman, Jean-Claude Van Damme (JCVD!), Ellen Degeneres, Ariana Grande, Jenny McCarthy, Alicia Silverstone, Usher, Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Harrelson, Christian Bale, Kate Winslet, Ricky Martin, Olivia Wilde, Jared Leto, Alanis Morissette, Russell Brand, Bruce Sprinsteen, Prince, Kesha, Casey Affleck, Anthony Keidis, Kal Penn, Steve-O, Pamela Anderson, Chris Martin, Ben Stiller, Tobey Maguire, Jason Mraz, Moby, RZA, Russell Simmons, Andre 3000, Common, Jermaine Dupri, and many more. Other prominent figures include Bill Clinton, and Al gore. And a few names you may recognize who are no longer with us... Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Leonardo Da Vinci, Upton Sinclair, and Mark twain.
Did you know?
Beyoncé and Jay-z have recently gone public about the benefits of their plant-based lifestyles!