|Why Eat a Plant-Based Diet?|
OrganicAthlete asked its Health and Nutrition Advisory Committee, “Why is a [tag]plant-based diet[/tag] optimal for [tag]health[/tag] and [tag]peak performance[/tag]?”
Here is what they said.
Brenda Davis, R.D., author of Becoming Vegan
“Plant-based diets offer exceptional fuel for peak performance and optimal health at every stage of the life cycle. [tag]Organic vegetables[/tag], [tag]fruits[/tag], [tag]legumes[/tag], [tag]whole grains[/tag], [tag] They also effectively minimize the most damaging components in the diet – trans fatty acids, saturated fat, cholesterol, pro-oxidants, refined carbohydrates and environmental contaminants. Plant-based diets are naturally high the most healthful form of carbohydrates, helping athletes maximize glycogen stores, and allowing for harder work for longer periods of time. Those choosing plant-based diets also reduce their lifetime risk of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, gallbladder disease, and many immune/inflammatory disorders.
Read the whole article at: Organic Athlete.org
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