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September 09, 2019 - CNN

Endurance runner uses vegan diet to fuel 100-mile race

Endurance runner uses vegan diet to fuel 100-mile race
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The reformed "non-runner" went vegan in 2009 and became an endurance athlete who now competes in races up to 100 miles long.

"Plant-based diets give us the best access to a wide variety of nutrients and fiber and those things really help reduce fatigue, increase oxygen and blood flow to muscles," says Brittany Verras, an Emory University dietician working with athletes. "It just really helps the overall picture of recovery," she adds. "The faster you can recover the better you can perform."

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