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Fueling the vegetarian (vegan) athlete.
Curr Sports Med Rep. 2010 Jul-Aug; 9(4):233-41.CS

Abstract

Vegetarian diets are associated with several health benefits, but whether a vegetarian or vegan diet is beneficial for athletic performance has not yet been defined. Based on the evidence in the literature that diets high in unrefined plant foods are associated with beneficial effects on overall health, lifespan, immune function, and cardiovascular health, such diets likely would promote improved athletic performance as well. In this article, we review the state of the literature on vegetarian diets and athletic performance, discuss prevention of potential micronutrient deficiencies that may occur in the vegan athlete, and provide strategies on meeting the enhanced caloric and protein needs of an athlete with a plant-based diet.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20622542

Citation

Fuhrman, Joel, and Deana M. Ferreri. "Fueling the Vegetarian (vegan) Athlete." Current Sports Medicine Reports, vol. 9, no. 4, 2010, pp. 233-41.
Fuhrman J, Ferreri DM. Fueling the vegetarian (vegan) athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2010;9(4):233-41.
Fuhrman, J., & Ferreri, D. M. (2010). Fueling the vegetarian (vegan) athlete. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 9(4), 233-41. https://doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181e93a6f
Fuhrman J, Ferreri DM. Fueling the Vegetarian (vegan) Athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2010 Jul-Aug;9(4):233-41. PubMed PMID: 20622542.
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