No. There are scrawny people who became vegans. Avoid being a junk food vegan. not eat processed foods. The top athletes are vegans that eat whole unprocessed foods, it gives them the edge over non vegetarians.
Nuts and seeds have protein and should substitute the oils. Instead of salad with olive oil, try salad with almonds. Instead of oatmeal with margarine, try oatmeal with cashew butter.
The best American power lifter for the Rio Olympics is weightlifter Kendrick Farris. He has set the American record in the 94kg weight class. Farris credits his all-vegetable diet with making him stronger, leaner, and more focused than ever.
David Carter was a 300 pound line backer. Becoming a vegan eating entirely plant-based, David experienced more energy. His recovery time was profoundly accelerated. His stamina went through the roof. To the great surprise of his coaches, trainers and teammates, every single one of those nagging, persistent injuries mysteriously corrected themselves and ultimately vanished altogether. All his numbers in the weight room actually went up – this is a guy who can bench 470 and squat 660. Amazingly, he found himself quicker, more agile and responsive than ever. And perhaps most important to David, no living thing had to die in order for him to thrive. The 300 pound vegan
Sarena Williams is the world champion tennis player due to her vegan diet. Venus and Serena Williams tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams follow a healthy, balanced raw vegan diet during the tennis season. This is Venus Williams website that lists her raw vegan restaurants Venus raw vegan restaurants
Track star Carl Lewis was known as the "Olympian of the Century.” He won 10 Olympic medals and 10 World Championship medals in his career and has been an outspoken advocate for his vegan diet. writing in the introduction to Jannequin Bennett’s book Very Vegetarian, “I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete.”
The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major left in the effort to avoid runaway global warming. New dietary guidelines are designed to improve public health and provide a significant cut to greenhouse gas emissions. Arnold Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron are involved in a series of new public information adverts encouraging Chinese people to consume less animal flesh to help the environment. Arnold has teamed up with the environmental advocacy organization WildAid and the Chinese Nutrition Society for an ad-campaign encouraging the people of China to terminate meat from their diets.
Archaeologists unearthed a burial site in Turkey containing the bodies of 60 Roman gladiators. Tests to their remains led researchers to conclude that the gladiators all ate an exclusively-plant-based diet, primarily barley. They had very strong bones. They described the gladiators vegans, so to maintain their efficiency, strength, and energy level during combat.
Alcohol consumption lowers testosterone and increase estrogen levels by using the following mechanism:
1. lowering the amoint of coenzyme NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) inside liver and testes. NAD+ is essential in the production of testosterone.
2. stimulates the brain to release beta-opioid endorphins, which hampers testosterone synthesis.
3. causes oxidation damage to testicular cells.
4. destroys some testosterone molecules in circulation.
5. increase estrogen levels by boosting the activity of aromatase enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen.
Abstaining from alcohol is to be masculine.
While the exact mechanism isn’t known, studies suggest that marijuana depresses testosterone levels for up to 24 hours.NEXT Lou Gehrig's disease is preventable.