The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide: Peak Performance for Everyone from Beginners to Gold Medalists
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Few segments of the population are more mindful of their food intake than athletes and vegetarians. This book combines the unique demands of sports with a healthy vegetarian diet that can help you build energy and endurance and reduce body fat. Whether you are carbo-loading before a marathon or fine-tuning nutrition to get the most out of your workout, registered dietitian and elite vegetarian athlete Lisa Dorfman provides step-by-step information on how to customize your own sport-specific nutrition program and calculate a personal dietary plan for training The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide includes personal stories of athletes who have made the switch to vegetarian diets from football players and wrestlers to ice skaters and marathoners, some of whom have beaten life-threatening illnesses with the help of this lifestyle. Lisa Dorfman provides a rich array of tasty and diverse vegetarian recipes, menus, easy-to-use charts, and food guides for vegetarians of all types, from the semi-vegetarian to the fruitarian. She also shares the training secrets of seventeen Olympic and world-class athletes who have used their vegetarian diets to achieve peak performance in their careers and optimum health in their lives.
fat's basic functions. The remainder fuels the athlete or is stored as adipose for "later use" in the less active person. Excess fat intake has been associated with the incidence of heart disease. There are two major dietary fat groups: unsaturated and saturated fats. The saturated fats are solid at room temperature. These fats have been shown to increase total
Cancer Research, a plantbased diet is more than eating garden flowers. A plantbased diet is "scientific lingo for a diet that consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, grains, and other foods from plant sources. It's different than a vegetarian diet in that it may include modest amounts of meat with an abundance of vegetables and fruits." Vegetarian diets, on the other hand, eliminate animal products to different degrees. Page 3 Types of Vegetarian Diets Semivegetarian
Craig Heath is a professional figure skater and fourtime American and Canadian gold medalist. At age 31, he performs in ten to twelve Disney on Ice shows per week while training for competition. He credits his 16 years as a vegetarian for helping him "stay on top by eating right all the time." Craig is quick to tell you that he is always told how young he looks. As a result, he's able to play younger parts in ice performances. Craig is always full of energy and
control the environment and total diet, since everything that comes in contact with the individual can have an impact on the small amounts required by the body. Trace element toxicity is also a concern. Environmental pollution such as chipped lead paint, soil and air contamination, and excessive supplementation can compromise the bioavailability of the trace minerals, create an imbalance, and interfere with critical health functions. A summary of the trace minerals and some of the
Though calories are found in carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, the body cannot unlock energy directly from these nutrients. Instead, the immediate source of energy is a chemical found in all cells, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is composed of a molecule of adenine and the sugar molecule ribose bonded with three phosphates, each consisting of phosphorus and oxygen atoms. When the outermost bond to the last phosphate is broken, it releases a tremendous amount of energy, so much