January 9, 2023

Vegan Nutrition Training Optimises Health, Potential and Performance

Vegan Nutrition Training Optimises Health, Potential and Performance

Insight of a vegan nutrition trainer

Photo by Mikhail Nilov

Visit activeplantbased for professional help and plant-based nutrition training.

When it comes to vegan nutrition and health — there is no doubt that plants are the way to go. For athletes, this is especially important to keep in mind.

Overall health

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables promotes strong muscles, good digestion, better sleep and overall health. Plants have the ability to boost your endurance and speed up recovery after training — which means you’re less likely to get injured or get ill.

By eating right and eating enough to fuel your body and brain you can optimise your athletic performance and boost your health at the same time.

What benefits do fruits and vegetables have?

Fruits and vegetables contain lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other compounds called phytochemicals that are essential to good health. These are also the compounds supporting your general health, endurance and recovery.


Vegetables, in particular, are high in fibre. Fibre is a nutrient that helps lower cholesterol and helps keep your digestive system running smoothly as it contributes to your gut bacteria.

Read more about fibre here.

Apparently, fibre also helps to prevent constipation, while keeping blood sugar levels stable. Healthy blood sugar levels prevent hunger cravings which can prevent overeating and help to keep you feeling full for longer periods of time.

Fibre can also boost energy levels and reduce tiredness and fatigue. This means that by eating more vegetables, you are helping to improve your general health and well-being as well as your athletic performance.

Consider professional plant-based nutrition training

As a plant-based nutrition trainer, I will educate you on everything you need to know about a healthy, plant-based and active lifestyle, including getting the most from your workouts through nutrition. 

I will also provide practical advice on making changes to your diet to ensure that you eat a balanced diet and get all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and perform your best. Besides sharing a wealth of information, I will also provide my support regularly and check in on you. In short, I will be there for you every step of the way as you work towards improving your health and fitness so that you can reach your full potential!

The elephant in the room — Protein

Another thing that is important for both health and athletic performance is protein. Protein is crucial for the growth and repair of tissues in your body, including muscles, hair, skin and bones.

It provides the building block for these tissues and also helps maintain and repair the organs and systems in your body. As well as helping you build and maintain healthy muscle tissue, protein can also help burn body fat and boost your metabolism — making it a great weight-loss tool too.

So, in order to meet your protein requirements, you need to eat foods that are high in protein and/or have a high-quality protein profile— such as tempeh, seitan, beans, lentils, quinoa, tofu, nuts and seeds.

Eating and combining the right kinds of foods is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and promoting athletic well-being and performance.

Know your meals

An example: A good pre-exercise meal should contain a combination of carbohydrates, proteins and fats to give you the energy you need to perform well. This could be something like an apple and almond butter or a fruit salad with almond yoghurt. Try to avoid high-fat breakfasts such as fried foods, as these can leave you feeling sluggish and heavy before your workout.


Get familiar with plant-based foods and cooking techniques ahead of time so that you have the skills and confidence you need to make these changes successfully.


Lastly, keep in mind that you’re probably not going to achieve all of your goals overnight — it will take a while for your body to get used to the new diet and training plant that you’re following. Stay focused on your goal and don’t get discouraged by setbacks along the way. Together, we can work on making positive changes towards a healthier, happier, more active lifestyle!