The Globe and Mail has a story about vegan athletes. It says:
“Forget the weak, scrawny stereotype. A plant-based diet cooked up by a Canadian triathlete is attracting converts who want a fit, beefed-up body without eating meat or dairy”
The story then features some of the reasons why vegan athletes may perform well:
Besides avoiding the risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes associated with meat and dairy, a vegan diet is alkalizing, he says, which minimizes muscle inflammation and lactic acid build-up. Vegan athletes are thus able to reduce their recovery time, allowing them to train harder.
Personally, I think some of the claims about alkalinity are a bit dubious, but as a vegan gym rat myself (newly converted to gym rat status), I agree that vegans probably have an edge. As a general trend, vegans are strong-willed which is an asset in athletic training. When the going gets tough we don’t give up, we work a little harder.
But more importantly, why does the article feature a picture of Wolverine?