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So even if you aren’t an athlete, there’s still lots to take away from this book.

Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier

And, if I were to be that sales person, I could easily stand by how the Thrive Diet helps to “get us healthy at the core” with all that it aims to do as detailed on brendann. Overall, I’m glad I read it and will take some of the high points of the Thrive Diet philosophy and incorporate them into my own daily nutritional goals.

The stuff in this book is good Want to Read saving…. Best-selling author The Thrive Diet, Penguin and professional Ironman triathlete, Brendan Brazier is the founder and creator of a raw, organic, whole food health optimizer nutritional porduct called Vega. Better for all the natural enzymes.

Okay, okay, I was going to be nice for a moment.

May 10, Caio Malufe rated it it was amazing. His book is recommended by Neal Barnard who wrote the Diabetic Diet which I’ve loosely followed in the past so I figured the content wouldn’t be too far out there. The majority of the recipes have been delicious. I read this book in order to find some healthy vegetarian recipes to support building muscle.

However, many of the recipes are time consuming, expensive, and require special kitchen tools all of which I have, but most people do not.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Putting information into clear and relatable terms, he effectively illustrates the easiest, most immediate, and dramatic form of activism we can all participate in: I know what he is saying it true based on my own extensive research on plant based diets, but others will not.

And that’s not all. I can’t imagine using them all verbatim, all of the time, however. The recipe said it served two, so I halved it…and still got a ridiculous amount of food.

However, even attempting to adhere to Thrive diet is bound to make one’s diet more healthful in general, so I intend to use it as a guide moving forward. He only uses “pure” sources i. We can all operate a bit more efficiently. Although this plan is referred to as the Thrive Diet, it’s really not so much a diet as an overall approach to healthy living.

The problem with meat: Oh, and in case you were wondering: His recipe only book has some amazing dishes in it as well.

The Thrive Diet

They are not Gatorade or “power” bars packed with synthetic ingredients that the body cannot even use May 30, Kerstinchen rated it did not like it. Brendan has a plethora of recipes for coconut oil. I feel healthier and less sluggish. As one of the only professional athletes in the world with a solely plant-based diet, Brendan advocates the benefits of plant-based foods for both environmental and physical wellbeing.

Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life

Plus, he came off as very “science-ish” to me–in other words, I’m not sure I was convinced of the statistics and data and other scientific nrendan he was pulling out of his hat. The book does not provide citation of any scientific studies or professional articles. The back third of this book yhrive all recipes and a twelve week meal plan. Where this book really stands out in my mind is the section devoted to comparing ingredients on the ba Recipe-wise, this book requires some major buy-in – meaning, you need to be prepared to replace your current pantry staples with unfamiliar raw-vegan focused staples i.


The meal plans are ridiculously lengthy and take lots of prep, which is rewarding because t Ignore the preachy buy vega stuff and the sketchy stats, its rbazier first book and it reads like it but the principles are great for overall health. But, even though I hesitate with that one, I have to admit that eating the foods that fall into the alkaline forming category, will do nothing but make me healthier.

Rather than beating you over the head with how evil you are what you should not eat, Brazier emphasizes how a vegan diet is the least stressful and the most conducive to performing optimally as an athlete or healthlete.

Just for the concept of net gain foods alone made this worth the read. I originally rbendan this book because I was training for my first half marathon and was worried that my semi-vegetarian diet wasn’t going to cut it. Enjoyed the book and highly recommend it.

A quick read, good recipes, good ideas for easy whole foods consumption. I am not an athlete and never will be, but I greatly enjoy exercise, and want to take care of my body and my mind. It doesn’t exactly outright tell you to stop eating meat, but it provides explanations as to why a vegan thdive is much better. A very palatable approach and argument for veganism.