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Quiz the Coach: Vegetarian Athletes

Ok Coach,


My dad does not approve of me being a Vegaterian because I’m a Soccer Player. Is he right or is it OK for me to be a Vegeterian even if I play Sports?


SoccerChic


To be a Vegetarian is one of the healthiest decisions a person can make, especially if you are an Athlete. Becoming a Healthy Vegetarian isn’t easy. Our society is swamped with meat in the Restaurants and Fast-Food Industry and without the support of your parents, finding Healthy Vegetarian Food could be a problem.


Serious Soccer Strength


A Sport like Soccer requires lots of Strength, especially at High Levels. To build your muscles and get strong, you need to have a large amount of Protein in your diet. You have to find a Substitute for Protein that meat provides. Here are some Foods you could try:


Finding Nemo


Fish – A lot of Vegetarians choose to eat Fish to get their Protein. Fish is clean and healthy that does not have as much Fat as other meats. A lot of kids are finding out about how good Sushi tastes!


Burritos’ Are The Bomb


Beans – You can find Beans in lots of dishes. Refried Beans are delicious in a Taco or Burrito filled with salsa and guacamole. Tofu is also great source of Bean Protein. It’s a great food to throw into a Stir-Fry. Just fry it up with some teriyaki sauce and add vegetables!


Elephant’s Dish


Nuts - The easiest solution for you is to load up on Nuts. Everyone loves Nuts and they have tons of Protein. Peanut Butter and Banana is the All-Time Greatest Athlete Sandwich!


Not Just For The Birds


Seeds – You can find Sunflower Seeds at the corner store. They make them dressed up with great seasonings now like Dill and Chilli. Take a bag to the soccer field with you, but don’t play while eating them or you might choke!


Parents Never Perfect


So if your parents are worried about your health… that’s great! It shows how much they care for you. But you can let them know that there are other ways to supplement meat’s Essential Vitamins! As long as you remember to include Protein in your diet every day, you’ll probably be even healthier than most meat eaters.


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    LUCYQWERTY123
    well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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    1PhanTrash
    It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
    reply 2 days
    1PhanTrash
    "Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
    reply 2 days
    Wolf74
    Wolf74 posted in Dance:
    use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
    reply 3 days
    Enki
    Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
    Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
    reply 5 days