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Plant-based diets take root in U.S. among athletes, exercisers
Plant-based diets take root in U.S. among athletes, exercisers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Brendan Brazier it all started with a smoothie. The former Ironman triathlete and ultra-marathon champion said he decided to change to a vegan diet as a high school athlete hoping to turn professional. "I knew I had to improve," Brazier explained in an interview. "I tried high carb, low carb, high protein, low protein, all sorts of different diets. Then I tried plant-based. It started with me just taking a daily blender drink of fats, plants, proteins." The 38-year-old Canadian, who has written three books on veganism, including "Thrive Fitness: The Vegan-Based Training Program for Maximum Strength, Health, and Fitness," is not alone....

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