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Vegans Outlive Meat-Eaters in Endurance and Strength Tests

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I know there is a popular misconception among athletes, trainers, coaches, and weekend warriors alike that a vegan diet is associated with low performance and being weak, and you have to eat meat to be strong. This wrongheaded notion has been repeated as a “common sense” reason that athletes and gym-goers give for why they are unwilling to ditch meat. A new study suggests that you don’t need to eat meat to be an animal. It is scientifically safe to say, a vegan diet enhances athletic performance. According to a new study by Montreal researchers, vegans have a higher endurance levels than meat-eaters. The study was also conducted by a group of exercise scientists, who explained endurance and muscle strength differences between vegan and omnivore participants.

RESEARCH TO SUPPORT THE VEGAN DIET:

  • The study was conducted on 56 female athletes, half of them were vegan for 2 years, and the other halves were omnivores.
  • It was found that the vegan athletes had better oxygen uptake and also good work harder before reaching exhaustion, what’s called “sub maximal endurance.”
  • The test measures strength true leg press machines, and arm press machines. And endurance on a stationary bike by measuring how long the athletes cycled at 70% of their peak power before stopping as well as maximum oxygen uptake levels.

THE GAME CHANGERS WERE A GAME-CHANGER:

  • There is a great deal of interest, and research regarding the efficacy of plant-based diet and athletics. The documentaries like The game changers features professional plant-based athletes. The world-class stars like Chris Paul MVP NBA who recently said that eating a plant-based diet helps him keeps up with teammates half his age.
  • Also the plant-based diet relies upon the vegetables, grains, legumes, fruits, and nuts which get burned easily in the body while working out.
  • There is a higher amount of complex carbohydrates in a plant-based diet, which the body can absorb faster and also provides a ready energy source used for exercise.
  • The studies show that greater carbohydrate intake may be link with better endurance performance, and this could be due to higher muscle glycogen storage in vegan athletes.

VEGANS OUTLASTED THEIR OMNIVORE COUNTERPARTS, ACCORDING TO THE STUDY:

  • The researchers looked at strength as well as endurance on a stationary bike as well as body composition, and maximum oxygen uptake level.
  • They are the first to show that a vegan diet may be associated with a better sub maximal endurance performance. Which is independent of maximum oxygen uptake level.
  • The test measures the maximum oxygen uptake level, which measures the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilize during intense exercise.
  • The results show that the vegans had a significantly higher estimated maximum oxygen uptake level. The sub maximal endurance time to exhaustion compared with omnivores.

VEGAN MUSCLE GAINER DIET: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO GAIN MUSCLE ON A VEGAN DIET:

1. EAT THE PERFECT VEGAN BODYBUILDING DIET:

  • The most common question is what should we eat to gain muscle in this lifestyle? It is shockingly simple! Just eat the whole, plant foods. This means that they do not go for any processed food and do not consume oil or refined sugars. The diet should mainly revolve around fruits during the day, and vegetables, grains. Also legumes as well as nuts and seeds in the evening.

2. THE PERFECT VEGAN BODYBUILDING DIET AND PROTEIN:

  • This question will surely come up: how do we get a enough protein on a vegan diet? Well to eat enough protein without working about it too much, make sure that you eat enough calories. When you start weightlifting, you will see that your appetite will be a lot bigger. Also you need more calories to sustain all those new muscles!

3. Diet, hydration, and pre and post workouts:

  • It is important to remain hydrated during, before, and after your workouts. The muscles do not build efficiently in the hydrated body. So, finish a 1-liter jug before going to the gym and also after coming back.

4. PROPER SLEEP:

  • No diet or exercise routine will work well enough for you and less you sleep properly. Your body requires at least 7 to 8 hours of rest to recover, grow, and rejuvenate during the night.

EPILOGUE:

The study shows that sub maximal endurance might be better in vegans in comparison with omnivores. Therefore, these findings contradict the popular belief of the general population that a vegan diet is not for athletes, or gym trainers. The researchers also add that endurance performance in vegans could be due to favorable oxidative stress and inflammation profiles. However, overall complex carbs like vegetables, grains, and legumes are helpful for endurance training and high-performance activities; these are all parts of a healthy vegan diet.

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