July 14, 2012
Meet vegan ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll.
If you've read this blog for a few months, you may recall Rich from the article I published on “How To Be Extremely Active And Eat A Plant-Based Diet Without Destroying Your Body.”
Rich just wrote a book about why he's a vegan.
More specifically, the book is about how he went from a collegiate swimmer, to the fat slob pictured above, to a ripped vegan ultra-endurance athlete.
His book is called “Finding Ultra“, and I read it a few weeks ago.
Even though I personally like to eat tasty animals, there were many inspirational morsels within the book, and one compelling topic pops up several times in Rich's book: superfoods.
So what is a superfood?
You're about to find out in this audio interview with Rich, in which we go way beyond blueberries and spinach.
During our discussion, I ask Rich:
-After running, you adopted a vegan diet. Why?
-What's a typical day of eating look like for you?
-What do you eat during long runs or races?
-What are some of the most challenging components of eating vegan?
-What is your response to the argument that vegan diets may not present the body with enough fatty acids or proteins, and what are your personal favorite fat and protein sources?
-Do you use supplements? What do you take and why?
-Most of us heard of acai, goji berries and chia seeds. But do you mind if I ask you about some of the more obscure super foods you use, and why?
At this point, Rich launches into describing a bunch of foods that you probably aren't too familiar with, like sprouted mung beans, elk antler velvet, green coffee beans, apricot seeds, natto, camu camu and more.
So tune in, then grab your grocery shopping cart and head to your local health food store that sells fringe items to try some of Rich's recommended superfoods.
In the meantime, grab Rich's book here, and leave any of your questions, comments or feedback below!