Plant Based Athlete Education

A Marathoner’s Secret Recipe For Anti-Inflammation

A Marathoner’s Secret Recipe For Anti-Inflammation

3 min read

To fight inflammation and get back to training, athletes focus on recovery. Mary established a routine of consuming ginger, turmeric and black pepper daily. She suggests incorporating these three key ingredients into a daily smoothie—no need to chew on a root of ginger or swallow a pinch of pepper every day!
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Dairy-Free Ultra Runner, Fiona Oakes, Has No Limits

Dairy-Free Ultra Runner, Fiona Oakes, Has No Limits

6 min read

Fiona Oakes is the greatest runner you’ve never heard of. She’s a 4X world record holder in distance running, and she has completed some of the toughest endurance running challenges on earth including the formidable Marathon des Sables, the Antarctic Ice Marathon, and the North Pole Marathon. She’s also a volunteer firefighter, operates Tower Hill Animal Sanctuary with 450+ animals, and does all of this without a kneecap (she lost it to disease at the age of 17). You’d be hard-pressed to find another individual with as much grit as Fiona with an equal amount of humility to match. 
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Improve Your Cycling Performance by Eating Beets

Improve Your Cycling Performance by Eating Beets

3 min read

We know you are always trying to stay one step ahead of the competition, look no further than the power of plants (beets in this case). Beets contain many nutrients that allow your body to perform better and improve your athletic performance.
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How Do Antioxidants Improve Your Athletic Performance?

How Do Antioxidants Improve Your Athletic Performance?

6 min read

Beyond protein powders, antioxidants are some of the most common supplements serious athletes gravitate toward. The reasoning lies in their presumed ability to reduce recovery time, meaning an athlete can spend less time resting and more time training at a high level, therefore increasing their speed, endurance, strength, and overall skill. To briefly touch on the science behind this, intense physical exercise can stimulate free radicals, which can damage cells and prolong recovery time. Antioxidants on the other hand reduce free radicals. So by consuming antioxidants that combat these free radicals, in theory, an athlete can reduce the time needed for recovery.
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Athletes Do Not Need Chocolate Milk to Thrive

Athletes Do Not Need Chocolate Milk to Thrive

3 min read

That chocolate milk slows weight loss and improves performance relative to water. That’s nothing revolutionary. Cow’s milk, even the chocolate variety, is not a health food, and it is not the key to athletic success.
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Fueling On Vegan Athletic Food - Dan Whitehead

Fueling On Vegan Athletic Food - Dan Whitehead

1 min read

Dan is a friend of Vegan Athletic. He rocks our tech-tees during training and racing and has helped us to refine the design and fit since launching. I asked Dan to let me know his thoughts on the eBook thinking he would just send me an email... instead he just went and made video about it! Thanks heaps mate. Go check out Dan Whitehead on YouTube!
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The truth about cycling bib shorts.

The truth about cycling bib shorts.

5 min read

So many cycling brands just choose the safest option and sublimate the panels they want to have logos or colours/designs on. Nothing can peel off or crack, it's always the cheapest option and 9/10 people won't really care or even know the difference. And that is where we have decided to put our foot down. We want our gear to last. We want you to feel confident that when you buy our bib shorts, you know you are going to get a long lasting product.
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