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Science Shows a Vegan Diet Benefits Athletes

Hi everybody I want to let you know about a brand new paper that our research team published in the journal nutrients it’s all about how athletic performance can be fueled by a vegan diet well you’ve heard about vegan athletes there’s lots of them it started out with runners like Scott Jurek and Brendan brazier and rich Rolle and many others then in the world of tennis and then pro football people who are getting either most of the way or all the way to a completely plant-based diet it’s really upping their performance in a great way so our paper was all about how does that happen well the first step is kind of obvious when a person is on a completely vegan diet it’s the world’s best recipe for a healthy lean body weight and if you’re trying to be a competitive athlete and you’re carrying 20 pounds of extra flab you just can’t compete with a really lean folks so a plant-based diet is a great way to do that how does it happen because the high fiber intake tricks your brain into thinking you’ve eaten a lot of food and it stops you from eating too much secondly a vegan diet totally plant-based diet also revs up your metabolism for about three or four hours after every breakfast every lunch every dinner so your metabolism is more like it was when you were 16 but that’s just the beginning you also get better tissue oxygenation let me tell you what I mean when you’re running when you’re performing in a sport your muscles need good blood supply because that’s what gives them oxygen well you sat down for lunch you had a ham sandwich with mayonnaise and cheese and those fat particles get into your blood they make the blood more viscous more thick and so it doesn’t flow as well and the oxygen can’t get through to your muscles so you’re tire out prematurely instead throw that out make it the totally vegan meals that you’re eating and your blood is less viscous less thick that means it flows more rapidly the oxygen gets to your muscles and you’ve got that extra burn third what are those batteries that keep you going it’s called glycogen glycogen is stored energy it’s in your muscles it’s in your liver especially where does it come from comes from natural sugars and natural starches that’s the grains beans vegetables fruits the more these are in your diet the more your liver and muscle store glycogen so when the other people are fading away you’re still going strong put that vegan power to work whether you are a top level athlete or you just want to get across though your living room you want to go shopping maybe you want to play on the floor with your kids put that vegan power to work thanks a lot

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