Thrive : The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life

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The thrive diet is a long-term eating plan to help all athletes (professional or not) develop a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy. As one of the few professional athletes on a plant-based diet, Brendan Brazier researched and developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance competitor. Brazier clearly describes the benefits of nutrient-rich foods in their natural state versus processed foods, and how to choose nutritionally efficient, stress-busting whole foods for maximum energy and health. Featuring a 12-week meal plan, over 100 allergen-free recipes with raw food options--including recipes for energy gels, sport drinks, and recovery foods--and a complementary exercise plan, The Thrive Diet is "an authoritative guide to outstanding performance" (Neal D. Barnard, M.D., Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine).

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MAUnited States
  • English
  • First Trade Paper Edition
  • 0738212547
  • 9780738212548
  • 4,413

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Dave Zabriskie, professional cyclist, Tour De France stage winner, and record holder of the fastest time trial in Tour De France history "Thrive is an eye-opening and a life-changing book. It should replace bibles in hotels."

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About Brendan Brazier

Brendan Brazier, a professional Ironman triathlete and creator of Vega nutritional products, was named one of the 25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians by VegNews Magazine in 2007. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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