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VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN DIETS FOR GYMNASTS
Vegetarian and vegan diets can provide gymnasts with a variety of health benefits, including improved digestion, increased energy, and reduced inflammation.
However, it is important for gymnasts to carefully plan their diets to ensure they are getting enough protein, iron, calcium, and other essential nutrients.
Gymnasts who follow vegetarian or vegan diets may need to supplement with vitamins and minerals to meet their nutritional needs.
Athletes who switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet may experience a temporary decrease in performance as their bodies adjust to the new diet.
Gymnasts who follow vegetarian or vegan diets may face social challenges, such as difficulty finding suitable food options when eating out with teammates.
A healthcare expert and certified dietician should help you decide whether to eat vegetarian or vegan.