I started my evolution to veganism like most others, I Googled.
The results yielded a virtual cornucopia of knowledge ranging from blogs to cookbooks.
One book in particular caught my eye, Whole Foods to Thrive, the Vegan Nutrition Guide(you can find it here).
It was an enlightening read, I spent the next year reading the book and sampling the recipes.
Didn’t take me long to realize that I had been doing it all wrong – Thrive quite literally put me on the right path.
I started running harder, longer distances, my body began to change.
Who is this person, how did he know what my body needed?
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Brendan Brazier, athlete and author of Thrive.
As if being a best selling author on the topic of performance nutrition, and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called VEGA weren’t impressive enough.
Brendan is also an accomplished professional Iron man tri athlete and two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion.
Simply put, the man not only talks the talk, but he walks the walk.
Learn to Thrive, mind and body powered by veggies.
As a teen, Brendan searched for ways to improve performance and speed recovery.
Seeking alternatives to the standard protein sources, he developed a plant based performance diet that worked.
Not did he improve performance but he enhanced his mental quality and energy levels. What?
You mean I don’t have to purchase the latest supplement or drink 3 over priced espresso shots to get that?
People rejoice, this is no fad, or hyped up berry, this is the real deal.
Eat clean, sleep better, enhance your moods and eliminate cravings for foods laden with fats and carbohydrates.
No miracle drug here, just healthy tasty whole foods.
Brenden is constantly studying nutrition and is about to release his second book, Whole Foods to Thrive.
His newest book not only provides great gluten-free, soy free recipes like its predecessor, but includes an environmental section that discusses resources used to produce food.
With greenhouse gas emissions on the rise, no better time than now to discuss (and advocate) the benefits of eating locally grown products.
Get the organic quality you deserve.
Better yet, use this as the impetus to get your urban garden growing.
Not only do you get the nutritional benefits you’d expect from growing your own veggies, but there recreational benefits as well.
Tending a veggie patch can be a rewarding experience for the entire family, an excellent way to stimulate young minds while spending quality family-time.
Hey, any excuse to get down and play in the dirt, what kid wouldn’t love that?
Mom and Dad love it too, watch how quickly your kids mow through stacks of fresh kale chips.
Brenden is a pro athlete, nutritionist and best selling author.
Mind and body powered by veggies.
Not saying that just because you consume mass quantities of delicious whole foods is going to make you go from hardcore carnivore to superhero, but its a step in the right direction.
No successful evolution of this magnitude happens over night, its a journey.
Check out Brenden’s newest book, Whole Foods to Thrive that offer a diet that’s good for you and the planet.