5 foods to add to boost your athletic performance
Sonya Looney found international fame years ago with over 15 international wins at the hardest stage races in the world, and she recently added another exclamation mark to her career by winning the prestigious WEMBO 24-Hour World Championships, riding over 234 miles with 29,000 feet of climbing. While her endurance mountain biking accolades stack high, she has expanded her cycling success into a number of different ventures. In recent years, Sonya has become a podcast host, an apparel business owner, and a plant-powered warrior (somehow still finding time to keep herself in top cycling shape!)
Since learning about the benefits of plant-based nutrition, Sonya has been on a quest to find the most nutritious and beneficial foods for athletes. She’s read countless scientific journals, hosted panels of nutritionists on her podcast, and done field testing by tossing vegetables in every gap of her diet. (Pro tip: She eats arugula by the handful for its nitrate content!) In the following article, Sonya will share her findings in her plant-based research and lifestyle. Mother Nature offers foods that are incredibly beneficial for athletes, and Sonya’s list of her top 5 performance-enhancing foods can easily be tacked into anyone’s diet – plant-based or not!