How to be strong and sturdy being a vegetarian?

It is generally believed that all vegetarians are physically weak and do not get enough protein and iron. But do you know there are a lot of famous athletes who do not eat any animal products? Carl Lewis, for instance, is one of the most famous Olympic athletes who has won 9 gold and one silver Olympic medals during his Olympic career adopting a vegan diet. Another example is Bill Pearl, the best-known professional vegetarian bodybuilder who has many titles and awards, including winning the Mr. Universe contest five times, and has been named “World’s Best-Built Man of the Century.” It is just a few examples of successful, strong sportsmen for whom vegetarianism has not become an obstacle to achieve their sporting purposes. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to take the best from vegetarianism and not to deprive his or her body of useful vitamins and minerals. If a person is going to maintain a vegetarian diet and wants have enough strength, he or she should be aware of the following aspects.

1.  Balanced nutrition is required

If you have ever kept low-carbohydrate, low-protein or low-fat diet for a long time, you are most likely to know that it does not lead to anything good for a human body. Weakness, fatigue, petulance, poor digestion and even different diseases can be a common thing when the body does not get all needed nutrients. Certainly, it is the most common mistake of people going to be vegetarians. Never neglect carbs, proteins, and fats! The components are essential for human health. Whatever the case your body will always need good carbs, healthy fats, and protein. Good carbs are supplied by various vegetables, whole fruits (apple, strawberries etc.), legumes (lentils, kidney beans, peas, etc.), nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc.), seeds (chia seeds, pumpkin seeds), whole grains (pure oats, quinoa, brown rice, etc.).  If you want to limit consumption of fats, you should anyway add nuts, seeds, avocado, and coconuts, which are sources of healthy fats. Over-consuming of protein is practically impossible on a vegetarian diet, so you do not need to worry about it. People choose a vegetarian lifestyle to be healthy, but if their nutrition is not balanced, vegetarianism may turn into a problem for their health.

2. Eat enough

Vegetarianism is not about reduction of nutrition and fasting, it is a diet where you are allowed to eat enough. Change the quality and type of food, but do not eat less than it is required. If you are hungry, have a snack of nuts, fruits or cook something for yourselves. It is better to have 4 main meals and 2 snacks during a day. Food provides energy for a body, so lack of it leads to physical weakness and emaciation of a human body.

3. Focus on nutritional value of food

A vegetarian diet should be both balanced and nutritional. Some people think that vegetarian diet is low in the nutrients found in meat and fish such as protein, iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B12 and vitamin D or the essential fats called ‘omegas’. But actually, vegetarian food is rich with these nutrients, in some cases, abundantly. Being a vegetarian means getting from other sources the nutrients that are associated with such products as meat, poultry, fish and seafood.

4. Use additional natural energy boosters

Natural energy boosters will help you be stronger and sturdier, cope with physical and mental activities, be in good health and just enjoy living. They are a source of extra energy needed not only to vegetarians but to everyone, too. All the products are rich in plenty vitamins and minerals. They will not only boost your energy level but also give you other benefits for good health.

Natural energy-boosting snacks:

  • Bananas are fruits balancing your blood sugar, strengthening your cardiovascular system, restoring your electrolytes balance.
  • Oatmeal is full of B vitamins and soluble fiber, the grain provides more sustained energy than any other does. It contains a lot of good carbs that is one of the most crucial energy sources for people.
  • Shilajit is a powerful energy supplement reducing the physical weakness and improving the body’s stamina due to containing Fulvic acid. In addition to containing the acid, the natural superfood has almost all the elements in the periodic table.
  • Spinach is a perfect source of iron, a mineral required for vital cell and body functions. Low level of the component leads to impairment physical activity and feeling fatigue. That powerful nutrient will help you be in tip-top shape.

5. Enjoy vegetarian lifestyle

The reasons why a person starts being a vegetarian might be different. However to get its benefits you should realize yourselves that it is really what you want. Vegetarianism is not only for one day or for two weeks, but it can also go on for a long time, maybe, all your life. It is unbearable to spend life with the thing which you hate.

This post is kindly written by Polly

Polly Tlg has always been interested in holistic and alternative ways of healing. Ayurveda and yoga are the best medicines for her. Deeply intuitive she finds that true healing surpasses the boundaries of the physical body and embraces the emotional, energetic and subtlest layers of our being. Polly helps people to know how to be healthy and beautiful using only natural remedies. She is an expert in Shilajit, what is one of the main superfood of Ayurveda. She believes that nature is the best source of human health.