Topical Collection "Plant-Based Diets in Sports Nutrition and Performance"
Interests: iodine; vitamin D; macronutrients in athletic populations; energy expenditure; disease prevention (exercise and plant-based diets); nutrition assessment
Plant-based diets provide well-established physical and environmental health benefits including aiding in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. In addition to health benefits, a plant-based diet may provide performance-enhancing effects for various types of exercise due to high carbohydrate levels and the high concentration of antioxidants and phytochemicals typically found in a plant-based diet.
The aim of this Collection “Plant-Based Diets in Sports Nutrition and Performance” is to summarize the current state of the research concerning the implications of a plant-based diet for health and exercise performance. This includes research addressing protein and micronutrient adequacy, dietary fat and nutrition education of plant-based athletes. Contributions may include original articles and reviews on plant-based dietary patterns and their hypothesised ability to modulate sport and exercise performance, and sport supplements that could interest plant-based athletes.
Prof. Dr. D. Enette Larson-Meyer
Dr. Heidi Lynch
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- plant-based diets
- sports nutrition
- athletic performance