Training Tips for Vegetarian Athletes

Nisevich, Pamela M.
April 2009
IDEA Fitness Journal;Apr2009, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p56
The article discusses the components of a balanced vegetarian diet for athletes. As stated, vegetarians vary from vegans who do not eat meat products to semi vegetarians who avoid some meat products and lacto-ovo-vegetarians who avoid chocolate, milk and eggs. It is noted that vegetarian diet for athletes should aim for high polyunsaturated fats and higher carbohydrates. Also noted are several vegetarian diets and a chart listing the carbohydrate intake recommended for vegetarian athletes.


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