In this episode, Eric, Brad, and Steve (the team dietitian) have an in-depth discussion about plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan diets. They cover why people choose to consume a vegetarian or vegan diet, vegetarian diets vs. diets that include animal meat, and key nutrients those consuming a vegetarian or vegan diet need to be mindful of.
Is there any evidence to suggest that a vegetarian or vegan diet is superior for performance compared to an omnivorous diet? What does the research say about saturated fat and cardiovascular disease? What does the research say about soy protein and its affect on hormone levels and sperm count? If you’re consuming or thinking about consuming a vegetarian or vegan diet, what nutrients do you need to be mindful of and what supplements may be beneficial?
The answers to these questions plus many more are covered in today’s episode. If you’re consuming a vegetarian or vegan diet and want to learn more about how to maximize your performance, muscle mass, and health, give this episode a listen.
1:33- Why Eric consumes a flexitarian diet
6:59- Interpreting epidemiological studies
15:44- Why people choose to consume a vegetarian or vegan diet
23:21- Nutrients to be mindful of
35:33- Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease
42:04- Whole foods vs. Isolated nutrients
47:19- Creatine supplementation
52:58- Consuming a high-protein diet on a vegan diet
1:01:05- Soy protein
1:08:22- Biased information
1:14:21- Final tips
Selected Links From This Episode
Steve’s Website- http://stevetaylorrd.com
Steve’s Instagram- @stevetaylorRD
Steve’s YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfVYx4ck3pY275XlkiumGQ
Monthly Applications In Strength Sport (MASS)- https://www.3dmusclejourney.com/mass
The Muscle & Strength Pyramids- https://3dmusclejourney.com/pyramids
Cholesterol, Lipoproteins & Lipids: Understanding CVD Risk (Sigma Statement)- https://sigmanutrition.com/lipids/
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