By: Melissa Halas, MA, RDN, CDE
No matter what type of athlete or exercise enthusiast you are, or the intensity of your training or exercise program, this book will help you understand the benefits of plant-based proteins and plant-based foods for your unique goals. This book offers the latest research on sports nutrition and how to boost plant-based foods for athletic performance and optimal health. It includes best practices for competitive athletes as well as helpful food and fitness insights for exercise enthusiasts.
Whether you’re an omnivore trying to eat less meat or a vegan trying to improve nutritional balance, we’ll guide you through meal and snack strategies to implement before, during, and after exercise. You’ll learn about protein quality and dosing, types and amounts of carbohydrates to target, the benefits of healthy fats, and fluid and electrolyte strategies for adequate hydration. You’ll also read about food sources with performance-boosting phytochemicals, effective ergogenic aids, and common athletic supplements (both good and bad) – most of which you can (and should!) use to your advantage.
You’ll gain practical nutrition advice through our easy-to-understand charts and tips that will help you customize this up-to-date information in a way that will help you optimize your fueling techniques to perform and feel your very best every day.
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