Eating a plant-based diet is very popular at the moment and can be one of the healthiest decisions
you make for your longevity, strength, fitness, and overall health.
But ensure that you’re getting everything your body needs as it can be easy to leave important nutrition sources out.
Include these important food sources.
3 Servings of Fruit. The bread and butter of a vegan diet is
fruit. Not only do they contain a very good source of
carbohydrates, but they are also plentiful in fibre and
Cruciferous Vegetables. Eat as much as you want. Foods
like broccoli, spinach, and kale will provide you with a very
good source of complex carbohydrates, fibre, and a good
source of protein.
Beans. A general term for any bean or legume. Beans will
serve as your main source of protein on a plant-based diet,
so be sure to consume at least 2 servings daily. Top Tip: Go
for kidney beans and red lentils as these contain a good
source of iron.
Berries. Berries truly are the king of the fruit kingdom. They
have been shown to limit oxidative stress and help you to
achieve better strength, endurance, and physical
conditioning in the gym.
Nuts and Seeds. It can be difficult to get a good source of omega
fatty acids on a vegan diet but flax seeds, chia seeds, nuts and
even hemp powder can provide a very good source of
omega fatty acids and protein.
B12. You’ll find that this vitamin is quite limited on a vegan
diet, but it is still possible. In fact, most insects contain a
high source of b vitamins and protein - perhaps it's time to
give the little guys a chance in your diet. Conversely, you
could supplement or drink fortified milk.
Creatine. Creatine is an important component for any
strength athlete. It’s not commonly found in a plant-based
diet, and you’ll need to consume a minimal amount by