This webinar will highlight the benefits of a plant-based diet for optimizing performance and minimizing inflammation to help athletes play well and stay well. A plant-based performance eating plan can deliver on macro-, micro- and phytonutrients as well as promote a healthy lifestyle. A plant-based eating pattern can also help athletes who have pre-existing medical issues such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Focusing on plant-based foods that are familiar – such as veggie burgers, stir-fries, smoothies, chilis and tacos – can help encourage athletes to try more plant-based dishes and appeal to the palate.
- Identify nutrient dense plant-based foods;
- Describe the benefits of plant-based foods for decreasing inflammation, improving body composition and optimizing performance;
- Construct a plant-based performance plate that satisfies the energy demands of athletes and active individuals.
1 CPEU available through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)