By Brendan Brazier, a professional Ironman triathlete and creator of Vega, an award-winning whole-food, plant-based, nutritional product line. Brendan is one of the world's foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition for athletes.
The first and only comprehensive nutrition book written for the vegan athlete. Thrive is a long-term eating plan that will help you develop a lean body, sharp mind, and everlasting energy, whether youre a professional athlete or simply looking to boost your physical and mental health. One of the few professional athletes on an entirely plant-based diet, Brendan researched and developed this easy-to-follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance athlete. Brendan clearly describes why it's easier for the body to utilize nutrient-rich foods in their natural state than refined, processed foods and how to choose nutritionally efficient, stress-busting whole foods to maximize energy and health. And because plant-based foods are more environmentally friendly to produce, you'll also help the planet while improving your personal health.
-Natural ways to improve sleep quality and boost energy
-Strategies to reduce stress and therefore its symptoms (excess body fat, sugar cravings)
-Ways to become and stay strong and lean indefinitely
-Best pre-event meals to fuel performance
-Best post-workout recipes to reduce inflammation and speed cellular regeneration
-Travel tips - how to maintain a healthy diet while on the road
-Environmental sustainability - how Thrive can help you reduce your carbon footprint
-Complete with 100 plant-based recipes and a 12-week meal plan
-Sport-specific recipes for whole food, performance enhancing energy bars, sport drinks, energy gels, and recovery smoothies
Thrive also features over 100 wheat-, gluten-, and soy-free recipes.