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Leucine: the missing piece to the vegan muscle-building puzzle

Vegan and plant-based diets are continuing to grow in interest and popularity in both people looking to build muscle and become stronger. And it’s no secret that a vegan, vegetarian or plant-based diet brings a set of distinct considerations. One of which, is Leucine – which isn’t a heavily talking about topic. What is Leucine …

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How to Count Macros: A Step by Step Guide for Vegans

Macronutrients AKA “macros” are the 3 main building blocks of any food: Carbohydrates (Carbs), Fat, and Protein. Learning to ‘track’ macros is a popular nutrition method to support your health and fitness goals. Depending on your goals and lifestyle, including if you’re vegan or on a plant-based diet, the most optimal amount of protein, fat …

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Micronutrients for vegans athletes

Vegan diets have health benefits such as reducing risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers, lower saturated fat and cholesterol, reduced risk of obesity, and more dietary fibre. However, eliminating animal products and meat from your diet can also expose vegans and vegetarians to nutritional deficiencies if not properly regimented and managed. Meeting these recommendations …

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