Menu

Become A Plant-Powered Athlete

  • By Cielestia Calbay
  • Published Dec. 4, 2013
  • Updated Dec. 4, 2013 at 10:28 AM UTC

2. Vary Protein Sources

Make an effort to get the eight essential amino acids needed for muscle and hormone synthesis by eating a variety of protein sources such as beans, peanut butter, tofu and quinoa. “The amino acids found in lentils and beans are balanced by those found in nuts, seeds and grains. Combining these ingredients into one meal helps ensure you are getting a complete source of daily protein,” said Cipullo. Tempeh and legumes are high in the amino acid lysine, which is known for its anti-viral properties.

« PreviousNext »

FILED UNDER: Nutrition TAGS: / / / /

Cielestia Calbay

Cielestia Calbay

Cielestia Calbay is a contributor to Competitor magazine.

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter