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

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

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By (author) Brendan Brazier, Foreword by Hugh Jackman

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 23mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 22 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0738212547
  • ISBN 13: 9780738212548
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Sales rank: 4,024

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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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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. www.brendanbrazier.com

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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."