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"Plant-Based Sports Nutrition" D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Matt Ruscigno

Updated: Apr 20

review Plant Based Sports Nutrition

What? Not just for plant based athletes, the book is written for athletes who want to plan and succeed at plant-based eating for sports and for life. This reference book covers all key areas of sports nutrition: daily macros, hydration, micronutrients, exercise related health issues etc. Readable by those with a scientific background and the layperson, the book provides advice on tailoring diet to one's activity levels and needs.

Who? Professor Larson-Meyer is a published nutrition scientist and actively works in sports nutrition. Ruscigno is a well known plant-based eating advocate, author and ultra-athlete.

Why? Healthy eating for athletes equates to healthy eating for life. While the book is plant-based, this does not have to mean meat free. The plant-based perspective provides useful insights for any athlete looking to maximise their performance.

So... Be you 100% plant-based or a flexitarian, this easy to read reference book can support your journey to increased health and vitality, on and off the playing field, gym or track.


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