Beyond the digital entertainment space, the narrative on what compromises an optimal athletic diet has been slowly shifting within the last few decades.
Perhaps some professional athletes are feeling the burnout of digesting large quantities of animal products to meet protein intake recommendations. Or perhaps some are simply seeking a performance booster to level up on the competition.
Nevertheless, athletes across a wide range of sports have become very open-minded about adopting a plant-based diet as a long term strategy for improving recovery, performance, and longevity after sports. Here’s three science-backed benefits of a plant-based diet that can lead to significant improvements in athletic performance and potential reduction in injury rehabilitation time!