How to Eat Vegan as an Athlete

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Summary: Contrary to popular belief, you CAN go meatless and dairy-free while remaining a serious athlete. Here’s how.Can you live a vegan lifestyle and still be a serious athlete? The foods that vegans avoid, like dairy products and eggs, are easy ways to get protein in a plant-based diet. This means that grains, nuts and soy are essential for a meatless, dairy-free eater. And don’t forget about vitamin B12, which is found only in meat. B12 is important for endurance athletes, since it affects red blood cell production. Choosing whole grain cereals and almond milk fortified with B12 are essential for vegan athletes. Join Dr. Mike and special guest, Erin Sharoni, to learn all the ins and outs of living a vegan lifestyle, even as an athlete.