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Arteries of Vegans vs. Runners

Arteries of Vegans vs. Runners

The carotid arteries of those eating plant-based diets appear healthier than even those just as slim (long-distance endurance athletes who’ve run an average of 50,000 miles). Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/arteries-of-vegans-vs-runners/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Vegan diets taking root among athletes

For Brendan Brazier it all started with a smoothie. The former Ironman triathlete and ultra-marathon champion said he decided to change to a vegan diet as a high school athlete hoping to turn professional. “I knew I had to improve,” Brazier explained in an interview. “I tried high carb, low carb, high protein, low protein, all sorts of different diets. […]

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Former NBA Star John Salley Touts the Vegan Life

Former NBA Star John Salley Touts the Vegan Life

The vegan lifestyle and the lifestyle of professional athletes aren’t often associated with each other. But John Salley, a former NBA star who’s played with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, swears by the strictly animal- and animal-product-free diet he’s taken up since retiring from the game. Here, he talks about maintaining his energy and ability, the benefits […]

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Arian Foster: A Star Running Back and a Vegan

Arian Foster: A Star Running Back and a Vegan

MSN.com wrote an article and released a video on our favorite NFL star running back, Arian Foster, discussing his vegan diet. Arian is currently leading the NFL in scoring touchdowns and is #4 in rushing yards. He adopted a plant-based diet this past summer after becoming a fan of Forks Over Knives.

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NBA Star John Salley latest ‘real vegan’ on VegMichigan Billboards

NBA Star John Salley latest ‘real vegan’ on VegMichigan Billboards

John Salley is back in Detroit — on area billboards, at least. The NBA champ and former Detroit Piston is the latest non-meateater to represent “real vegans,” a campaign for nonprofit VegMichigan, the state’s largest vegetarian organization. Several billboards featuring Salley and other vegans — people who eat no animal products — can be seen as of this week on […]

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Celebrity vegans inspire others to adopt plant-based diet

Celebrity vegans inspire others to adopt plant-based diet

Don’t look now but there is a new dietary and eco-friendly trend sweeping the globe: veganism! That’s right, plant-based diets are all the rage. Who would have thought that giving up all forms of meat, dairy, and anything made from animals would be hip, slick and cool…in addition to being kinder and gentler to all creatures great and small and […]

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Venus Williams Becomes Raw Vegan After Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis

Venus Williams Becomes Raw Vegan After Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis

Tennis star Venus Williams, who recently won the 2012 Wimbledon women’s doubles title with her sister Serena, has been following a raw vegan diet since being diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome last fall. Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and joint pain and affects some 4 million Americans. Venus, 32, dramatically overhauled her diet to deal with the […]

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NFL star running back goes vegan

NFL star running back goes vegan

Houston Texans star running back, Arian Foster announced his switch to veganism last week on his Twitter account, “Officially a vegan now. We’ll see how this goes. But week one down. So far, so good. Feels wonderful.” News of his diet decision caused a social media uproar. “People feel so strong about meat and milk. I wish they felt this […]

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Video: Scott Jurek on being a vegan and running ultramarathons

Video: Scott Jurek on being a vegan and running ultramarathons

For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force — and darling — in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He won that race 7 years in […]

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Five Fit Female Vegetarian and Vegan Athletes

Five Fit Female Vegetarian and Vegan Athletes

There’s a myth that vegans don’t get enough nutrients, but then there’s athletes like ultramarathoner Brendan Brazier, whose book “Thrive” explains how a plant-based diet helps improve performance and recovery when training, and superstar sprinter Carl Lewis, who credits a vegan diet for helping him win all those Olympic gold medals. Brendan and Carl are not the only ones to […]

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