I wanted to share a GREAT article Missi wrote showing that a person can be a top athlete while following a vegan diet.
Many athletes are now aware of the various health benefits that a vegan diet can bring; the low fat, clean, meat-free regime is great for trimming excess fat and providing the body with the key nutrients it needs to perform. Fruit and vegetables are great sources of numerous vitamins and minerals, as well as macronutrients – including protein. Grains, like quinoa and brown rice, are also fantastic sources of energy, busting the myth that a vegan diet will leave you tired and lethargic, especially if you’re an athlete.
For more on the vegan diet and the athletes that follow it, read this article.