Plant Base Diet

In the past three years, vegetarianism has doubled. Even for non-vegetarians or vegans, following a plant based diet and cutting back on meat consumption has become a popular trend. Olympic snowboarder, Hannah Teter, competed in Sochi on the highest athletic level we know fueled on nothing but veggies! After publicly going vegan, Beyonce’s bod was all the talk at the Grammy’s. But, recent news says those on a plant based diet get more heavy metals in their diet than those who eat animals.

What is the right way to undertake a plant-based diet? And how do you maintain an athletic level of performance using only plant-based proteins? According to Nutrition Journal, a recent study revealed for the first time that plant-based rice protein has identical health benefits to animal-based whey protein for muscle growth and repair.

Janet Brill, Ph D, RD, LDN:

Dr. Janet is a nationally recognized expert in the field of heath, wellness and cardiovascular disease prevention and is frequently sought after by the media as a trusted source of nutrition and fitness information. Janet holds master’s degrees in both nutrition and exercise physiology and a doctorate in exercise physiology. She is a registered dietician and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Wellcoaches, Inc. and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Certified in Sports Dietetics. Janet is also the author of the books Cholesterol Down, Prevent a Second Heart Attack, Blood Pressure Down and Nutrition Together and has been published in leading health and wellness publications as well as noted scientific journals, such as the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

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