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So vegan top eat sports

Sometimes Michael Lang shopping and is surprised. Puzzled he looks in the shopping baskets of his fellow man and thinks: Crazy, what is the throw everything in. Length is different. Long is trying to feed for almost two years now vegan. No meat and fish, no animal products. All plant-based.

The 28-year-old midfielder and defender in Mönchengladbach has the reputation that he always wants to do more than the other. Even as he played as a 20-Year-old at FC St. Gallen, fell to the his former team-mate and today's FCZ player Adrian Winter: "Michael trained more than the other, and looked extremely on his diet." For Long, of course: "This is part of your profession. With proper diet, you can speed up the Regeneration to Play and also to help prevent injuries."

Proper nutrition is for Michael Lang are part of the job. (Photo: Keystone)

at the beginning of it when the topic of nutrition in order to optimize performance. Then moral reasons. Length, type, do-gooders, the Welfare of the animals and the environment. Mass animal husbandry, he finds questionable. And if people buy cheap chicken from Hungary, he feels an Apprehension in the breast: "Because everyone should know by now that the animals are kept in confined spaces and with antibiotics, crammed full."

Vegan athlete: Customized

3 out of 100 people live in Switzerland, vegan, the findings of a survey conducted by the Association Swissveg, which represents the interests of the vegetarian-vegan population. Top athletes are, in turn, mostly seekers, and hobbyists: How do I become better? As I have a rest better? Always try it on the vegan way of life. Headlines are certainly; because it rarely, because, because just in the Trend.

The man saw recently in the case of Serge Gnabry, the first vegan German national team. The Newspapers courted the Bayern players ("Veganabry") and wrote of how Gnabry saw books about vegan life to las, and documentation. The even greater interest, as a formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton announced his new diet and raved about. Never had he felt so fresh and so healthy. Hamilton has also calculated that he would save in a year by his new life style 24 chickens and a cow to the death.

The footballer Sergio Agüero says that he has his vegan way of life and suffer less muscular injuries. But Agüero is a "Cheagan", a mixture of cheat (cheat) and vegan, the Argentines allowed after season juicy Steaks. Cheagan also Novak Djokovic. He eats according to his own statements, "practically vegan" (and feeds his dog gluten-free), but the tennis players treat themselves to fish and chocolate.

Also Michael Lang is such a Cheagan. Firstly, because it is sometimes different. Secondly, because it is sometimes his Desires.

A vegan footballer eats more balanced than one who eats just what he likes.

The former GC and FCB player is on the road a lot and stay often in Hotels, he has also needed as a footballer, a high protein. He says that he could attach to the team cooking desires, "but if from the lens of the court, only three people have tasted, no longer will the chef the next Time the trouble." "It decides, as with much of the majority." And the eating meat. Length is ordered in the German Hotels a salmon steak to the needs of his body.

the Long-only world is not a conditioner, but also a man of Pleasure, with fillet of beef and Sushi, he is weak.

proteins and iron absence

Who eats vegan, the lack may be permanent, proteins, vitamins and minerals. The deficiency can make the top athlete performance is poorer, the carrier in the Regeneration, or more susceptible to injury. Unless he helps additives with food. However, after the row.

For the muscle-building and recovery it needs proteins. The best whey protein is, it leads to an optimal muscle protein synthesis – but it is contrary to the vegan idea speaks. Vegans replace it by soy or pea proteins, whose effect is good, but from a scientific point of view, not quite to the whey protein. As another example, a Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs in vegans frequently, which restricts the absorption of iron. Iron is important because it is needed for the production of red blood cells. An Athlete has many of them, he is more powerful. Iron, in turn, the body takes up the better red meat than from eating spinach, or oatmeal.

of The top vegan athletes, could a deficiency be affected, confirmed Joëlle Flück, it is a Sport and a nutritionist, and a care for top athletes. However, there are today supplements that eliminate such deficiency elegant. "The question", says Flück, "whether a Supplementation fits into personal philosophy." Not like nutritional supplements especially, he can afford it. His blood values are tested regularly. "You are very good," he says – also the values of iron and Vitamin B12.

there Are sports that are suitable for a vegan diet than others? To say "difficult", says Flück, "if, then probably endurance sports, because the carbohydrate availability in the case of a vegan diet is not a Problem."

Better in sports

Although Flück of diet holds a lot of warns you that you overestimated you: "With diet alone, you can do not be efficient, but it helps that you don't give a gift." Since, in top-level sport is often the last per cent victory or defeat decides on a world-class level, can help animal products such as meat or milk products, to achieve the physical performance of the optimum. "In grassroots sport, this plays less of a role."

to deal with his diet, is worthwhile in any case. A vegan footballer feeds automatically balanced as a footballer, he eats what he likes. Or as Long explains: "The more I stayed on my diet, the stronger and fitter I felt. I need, for example, no lunch, sleep more, since I have been planting on a diet of almost exclusively." Quite different from his colleagues. The need to lie down after a workout often. Worse, not Long, "that many do not even know what a carbohydrate or a Protein." The bad reputation of the footballer is well-known, even among nutritionists – still many to go without Breakfast to the Training. So many Clubs have created structures that give the players a child eating behavior impose: common Breakfast and lunch.

At this lunch, the group lives on. Jokes and taunts. The go, often at the expense of minorities. Vegans around. Long aware of the contradictions. You bounce off his well-fed body.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 11.04.2019, 19:19 PM

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