Contrary to popular belief, you don’t build muscle by eating muscle (meat). Muscles develop by being used, and the best diet to fuel this is a well-balanced whole grain plant-based diet.
How do you eat like this? Check out our fantastic meal plans and recipes!
How will these foods help sports performance? They provide all the good stuff (complex carbohydrates, antioxidants and fibre) while avoiding the real baddies (saturated animal fats, animal protein and cholesterol) which are linked to a heart disease, diabetes, obesity and some cancers.
What are complex carbohydrates? Foods like (wholemeal bread, brown pasta and brown rice provide slow-release energy and fibre to help protect heart and bowel health. They are rich in disease-busting antioxidants (vitamins A. C and E) especially important for sportspeople.
What else is in this type of eating plan? Lots of nutritional goodies! The recipes also provides a good supply of unsaturated essential fatty acids (nuts, seeds, beans, avocados and vegetable oils) including omega-3 fatty acids (flax seed oil-also known as linseed oil, walnuts and some green leafy vegetables) to help maintain a healthy heart.
Does the food fill you up and give you energy? Absolutely! It provides a wide range of delicious snacks and meals to satisfy the heartiest appetite while also supplying all the nutrients your body requires to maintain a sporty lifestyle and build up some extra muscle.
But don't just believe us - take a look at just how many world-class athletes are veggie!