Okay, so you’ve seen the videos, you’ve heard about factory farming, and you’re ready to stop eating animals. Great news! A well-balanced vegan diet provides all the nutrients you need to be in tip top shape.

Not only is it easy to be a vegan athlete, it’s healthier to be a vegan athlete! Animal products are high in saturated fat, and contribute to cancer and heart disease (also, the high sulfur content of animal protein actually weakens people’s bones—not cool). Protein, calcium, and other nutrients consumed from non-animal sources are much healthier and much more efficient for our bodies.

Vegan people are extremely competitive in all sports—including my fave sport, mixed martial arts! We also have tons of members who are vegan and athletic, too (remember Beau Broughton?).

What about protein, iron, and calcium, you ask? Here’s the scoop:

  • Foods with iron: beans, potatoes, tahini, almonds, raisins, kale, brussel sprouts, chickpeas, bagels, tempeh, and tofu.
  • Foods with calcium: beans, kale, soy milk, tofu, broccoli, and fortified orange juice!

Still have nutrition concerns? Check out this site.

Alright my peeps, now that you’ve got the knowledge, go vegan and get buff!

Knowledge is power!
Christina

P.S. Are you a vegan athlete? Post a comment and let us know!