Low-Carb and Plant-Based Diets Can Improve the Strength and Workout Performance

Low-Carb and Plant-Based Diets Can Improve the Strength and Workout Performance

Chowing down on the right meals can be pretty challenging if you’re looking for ways to boost up your performance during workout. Obviously, our bodies need lots of proteins to sustain some extended physical effort.

As Insider.com reveals, a doctor has tried a recipe of low-carb and plant-based diet for a whole month. To be more precise, Dr. Anna Borek is the person in question, and she got both her strength and health improved after consuming the diet.

Getting the benefits of both whole-plant foods and low-carb

Borek thinks that low-carb meals can rely too much on high-fat animal products, and that could be detrimental to health. The doctor wanted to prove that you can get the benefits of whole plant meals in addition to low-carb.

Dr. Anna Bolek declared for Insider.com:

I get the sense that many people think it’s virtually impossible to eat this way. Others seem to think that such a diet would be insipid, boring, etc,

I wanted to show that these ideas are very much mistaken: a plant-based low-carb diet can be viable, enjoyable and healthy.

Although Borek’s diet was mostly plant-based, it also contained carb-rich foods such as legumes, fruits, seeds, veggies, whole grains, and nuts.

The doctor has also consumed foods such as kale, mushrooms, tofu, sunflower seeds, and nutritional yeast.

Borek also declared as quoted by Insider.com:

I quickly got into the swing of things and established a large range of low-carb, high-quality plant-based foods which could be combined in various ways to create a diverse repertoire of meals,

To my surprise I enjoyed the low-carb fare so much that I experienced no sense of deprivation.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a daily limit between 0.7 and 2 ounces (meaning 20 to 57 grams) of carbohydrates means a typical amount with a low-carb diet.


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