Scott Jurek excels on plant-based diet

Scott Jurek on a run

 

(Photo from ScottJurek.com)

Believe it or not there are a ton of athletes who thrive on a plant based diet and think it’s important to highlight these people and their accomplishments.  Ill be featuring these individuals from time to time, hoping to inspire and break down any misconceptions about plant based diets and performance. – Priscilla

Words like “ultra” should not be used frivolously, but ultra runner Scott Jurek fully deserves the descriptor. His resume of races is crazy, including 24-hour runs and over-100 miles in length. In 2010, he set a U.S. all-surface record in the 24-Hour Run with 165.7 miles. He was named Ultra-Runner of the Year three times by Ultrarunning Magazine. With the publishing of his acclaimed book “Eat and Run,” Jurek extends his accomplishments off the trail.

What could fuel such feats? For Jurek, a big source of his success has been a wholesome plant-based diet. As a graduate student, Jurek noticed how a diet in high-quality food benefited those living active lifestyles. Adopting a plant-based diet in 1999 was the needed element to spark his astounding career. [Read more...]

 

12 STEPS TO RAW FOOD by VICTORIA BOUTENKO

This was the very first book I read on the raw food subject. It’s a true story where Victoria shares how she healed her family and herself simply with raw food. Her journey is incredible and I really admire Victoria’s courage and wisdom. The impact this book had on me was huge; not only it all made perfect sense, but my heart absolutely resonated with it. That was the beginning of my raw food path. Thanks to Victoria Boutenko :)

 

 
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