Meet Gina Cracchiolo, a vegan cyclist from Florida. Gina has led an active lifestyle for many years. Before she became the avid cyclist she now is, Gina was a bodybuilder for 25 years. She is living proof that as an athlete, vegan health not only drives overall performance, but also quality of life.
I do not suffer from inflammation as a result of being vegan. I can also think more efficiently.
Explain your nutrition routine.
I eat a healthy amount of oatmeal with soy protein, walnuts, ground flax, fruit, cashew milk in which I make into oatmeal cakes. They are so delicious. They give me the energy I need for my ride. Four days a week I ride 10-12 miles each time. My two days off from work is when I ride 30 to 40 miles.
What's your primary source of essential fatty acids (EFAs)?
Olive oil, flax and walnuts
What are you go to choices for complete proteins (including all essential amino acids)?
What are your other favorite plant proteins?
Beans (all varieties)
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