There are many misconceptions about the affects of a vegan diet on the body. Most people assume that a person who consumes absolutely no animal products would have problems summoning enough energy or strength to tackle even the simple tasks required in daily life, and certainly not enough to be a successful athlete.
Despite the alarming amount of people, misinformed about veganism, who believe the diet will leave the body weak and depleted, more and more vegan athletes are turning heads entering the field, stadium, ring, track, and court.
Regardless of the sport, or player’s diet, an athlete needs to pay close attention to the following in order to maintain optimum health and fitness: vitamins and minerals, protein, fats, and carbohydrates. All of these things are found in a responsible vegan diet of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, most often in a healthier form than receiving them through animal products.
The public often attempts to ignore or discredit the exorbitant amounts of data continuing to conclude that veganism is the healthiest diet, however, vegan athletes are irrefutable proof that a vegan can be energetic and well-nourished enough to compete with and often beat, athletes who swear by a meat based diet.