onsdag 22 maj 2013

Athletes on a vegan starchbased diet

"All knowledgeable scientists agree that for winning performance during prolonged exercise the best fuel for the body is carbohydrate.4-6  In practical terms, this means eating starches (rice, corn, potatoes, beans, pasta, bread, etc.), vegetables, and fruits – all of these plant foods contain from 70% to 95+% of their calories as carbohydrate.  Unbeatable athletes shun foods devoid of meaningful amounts of carbohydrate – these are meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, and vegetable oils.  No endurance athlete would ever consider competing while following a low-carb diet."
4) Coyle EF. Substrate utilization during exercise in active people. Am J Clin Nutr. 1995 Apr;61(4 Suppl):968S-979S.
5)  Rauch LH. The effects of carbohydrate loading on muscle glycogen content and cycling performance. Int J Sport Nutr. 1995 Mar;5(1):25-36.
6) Fogelholm M.  Dairy products, meat and sports performance. Sports Med. 2003;33(8):615-31.

Quote: http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2004nl/apr/040400pucarb.htm

Carl Lewis won his Olympic gold medal as a follower of the McDougall program.
Scott Jurek, one of the top ultrarunners in the world, is vegan.

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