Category: Athletes

3 Young, Vegan Gymnast Sisters Making a Huge Impact

3 Young, Vegan Gymnast Sisters Making a Huge Impact

Meet Danaé, Danya & Danielle, three young, vegan, gymnast sisters that are bringing their talent, inspiration and vegan lifestyle to the forefront to shift culture and impact their generation through health awareness and fitness. The sisters live in the Los Angeles area and are phenomenally gifted athletes specializing in gymnastics, dance, acro and yoga. If you can’t find them doing […]

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Vegan Surfer, Tia Blanco, Talks About Prepping for The Olympics

Vegan Surfer, Tia Blanco, Talks About Prepping for The Olympics

Elysabeth Alfano’s guest on Awesome Vegans is riding high…riding high atop some giant waves that is.  Champion Surfer, Tia Blanco is the 2015 and 2016 World surfing champion. She took the First Place Gold at the International Surfing Association Open Women’s World Surfing Championship.  As one of the top 50 female surfers in the world, she is now training to […]

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An Interview with Heather Mills – the Fastest Woman on Earth

An Interview with Heather Mills – the Fastest Woman on Earth

Just try to keep up with Heather Mills. Literally. She holds the world record for the fastest disabled woman on skis, reaching a top speed of 103.6 miles per hour in 2015. Her accolades in alpine sports also include multiple international wins for the official British Disabled Ski Team and an additional three world records as the first disabled woman […]

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Why Olympic Figure Skater Meagan Duhamel Ditched Dairy

Why Olympic Figure Skater Meagan Duhamel Ditched Dairy

Like so many, when I was a child, my parents told me that if I wanted to be big and strong, I had to drink cow’s milk. And they wanted me to drink a lot of it. My father even had us drink a glass of milk along with our cheese pizza! I remember being sent to training as a […]

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Confessions of a Proteinaholic: Why I Finally Ditched Dairy

Confessions of a Proteinaholic: Why I Finally Ditched Dairy

My journey to ditching dairy was probably easier than it was for most people. For starters, I was born with a severe milk allergy. Milk is one of the most common allergens, and the majority of the world cannot digest lactose, the sugar in dairy products. All this to say, most cultures and people live just fine without eating cow’s […]

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Basketball Legend John Salley Talks with Awesome Vegans, Elysabeth Alfano

Basketball Legend John Salley Talks with Awesome Vegans, Elysabeth Alfano

On this episode of Awesome Vegans, host Elysabeth Alfano dishes it up in her kitchen with basketball legend, John Salley.  You know the expression everything under the sun?  That’s exactly what Elysabeth talks about with this wellness master, media personality, chef, philosopher and star on the court.  Get comfy and settle in because John and Elysabeth wax prophetic about food […]

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NFL’s Derrick Morgan & Chef Charity Morgan to Keynote Plant Based World

NFL’s Derrick Morgan & Chef Charity Morgan to Keynote Plant Based World

Derrick Morgan, Linebacker for the Tennessee Titans and his wife, plant-based Chef Charity Morgan will present Plant-Based Play Makers as the Closing Community Day keynote on June 8, 2019 at Plant Based World Conference & Expo (PBW). The Expo will be taking place on June 7 – 8, 2019 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Derrick Morgan, […]

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Plant Strong: Cycling Through Protein Myths

Plant Strong: Cycling Through Protein Myths

One of the most famous cycling coaches in the world—the coach who literally wrote the bible for cyclists—was in town for a weekend seminar that I was attending. Prior to the Sunday session, we got to ride together. I was thrilled when I took my turn in the paceline riding next to him, asking questions and getting personalized coaching instruction. […]

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Interview with Vegan Athlete, Jeff Cody

Interview with Vegan Athlete, Jeff Cody

Jeff Cody is a fitness trainer (@scotiawest_fitness) on Instagram and a strong advocate of living a vegan, plant-based lifestyle. He is also completing a program to be a Certified Plant-based Nutritionist.  He believes more people need to see the positive side of health and wellness. Here we interview him about his vegan journey. When and why did you go vegan? […]

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New Review Shows Vegan Diet Benefits Athletes

New Review Shows Vegan Diet Benefits Athletes

A vegan diet may offer a performance advantage to endurance athletes, according to a review published in the journal Nutrients. In response to the increased use of vegan diets by professional athletes, researchers highlighted some of the benefits of plant-based eating that may explain the athletic edge, including leaner body mass, reduced blood viscosity, reduced oxidative stress, and reduced inflammation. […]

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