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By brehdan out a clean road-map and an accessible scientific rationale, the answer surely is yes. I can understand why nutrients are not ideal in pill form, but I wonder about being able to get all you need from food alone these days.

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Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier

I was looking for information that would apply to weightlifting and was somewhat disappointing by his limited view of an “athlete. I like his recipes a lot, and I like his ideas generally. Except that On the one hand, yes! He subscribes heavily to the whole alkaline food theory, and I’m thfive sold on that one at all. Lots of recipes in here that I think I’ll try too!

As Brendan Brazier so convincingly shows, a plant-based diet is better for the planet and better for human health. Brazief 19, Andrea rated it really liked it.


Recipes and meal plan are really good but I haven’t tried anywhere near as many as I’d like. First, while the author is vegan and his ideas are based on vegan principles, there is no mention of “veganism” in this book. Whilst I can imagine this being a primer for some I do think the message is easier after having read a li A great book for those serious about eating for optimal performance.

Skimmed it, but plan to return to the exercise chapter to reread it more thoroughly. But he does suggest a number of different foods which I tthrive currently consume, and I’m interested to see if they have any effect. I also wonder about his anti-vitamin supplement stance. Add some superfoods like chlorella.

Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life

It’s an easy-to-follow diet that will help you understand why some foods create nutritional stress and how other foods can help eliminate it, giving you a lean body, sharp mind and everlasting energy. For some of the population, the fat and protein is higher than necessary – if you have a history of SAD eating or chronic disease or heart disease this diet might be too rich for your recovery His book is recommended by Neal Barnard who wrote the Diabetic Diet which I’ve loosely followed in the past so I figured the content wouldn’t be too far out there.

That in itself can provide pleasure I guess. I just wasn’t sold on the science of it, although my gut tells me the gist of everything he was saying is correct. Dec 21, Maria rated it really liked it.


Whole, you’d have the best, most comprehensive plant-based fitness book ever Particularly if you have abysmally low cholesterol and blood pressure unusual in the western world, granted! This diet plan is for those people interested in eating a healthier plant-based diet, not only for physical fitness but to feel better and increase energy levels. The quicker nutrients are extracted from the food, the sooner the food can be eliminated—a key factor in optimal health.

Whilst I can imagine this being a primer for some I do think the message is easier after having read a little about nutrition before launching into this book. I would never go vegan, but I can understand the logic behind trying to be one at least half the time.

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His wonderfully inventive vegan recipes give us food that is both nutritious and inviting. May 10, Caio Malufe rated it it was amazing. It’s about half narrative and half recipes and meal plans.

My thoughtful and supportive meat eating husband picked-up this book for me knowing that I’d like to balance out my brendam diet with some healthy proteins and oils.

Brendan has a plethora of recipes for coconut oil. It has a lot of useful recipes.