Become A Plant-Powered Athlete

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

3. Take Supplements

Calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin D and iron intake are reduced when eliminating animal products, increasing the risk for anemia and other deficiencies, according to Cipullo. While calcium and iron can be found in almonds, dark leafy vegetables, green beans and blackstrap molasses, vitamins B12 and D aren’t generally found in plant sources. A daily supplement and exposure to 15 minutes of daily sunlight will facilitate red blood cell synthesis. Additionally, fats such as flax and hemp seed oils, which have anti-inflammatory properties, will help make the vitamins more absorbable.

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Cielestia Calbay

Cielestia Calbay

Cielestia Calbay is a contributor to Competitor magazine.

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