27 Sep '11, 6am

#Singapore Top 10 Power Foods for the Vegetarian Athlete: Everest Girl expounds upon the benefits of a non-meat diet.

#Singapore Top 10 Power Foods for the Vegetarian Athlete: Everest Girl expounds upon the benefits of a non-meat diet.

I’ve been a meat-eater my whole life. Red meat? Bring it on! I loved huge juicy steaks, and when I was traveling in Argentina, arguably the steak capital of the world, I had steak in some form for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But a couple of months ago, I started seeing more articles and studies done on the fitness benefits of eating a vegetarian diet. A vegetarian diet has always been associated with better health and lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, adult onset diabetes, osteoporosis, and some forms of cancer. However, it was only fairly recently that I came across these studies that suggested athletic performance can actually be improved with a vegetarian diet, which was surprising, since it’s usually easier to associate vegetarian with “weak and frail”. That being said, it’s not hard to find examples to the contrary—six time world Ironman Tri...

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