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Plants and Exercise: A Winning Combination

Plant-based products for athletes go beyond proteins

When people think of the growing use of plants in sports nutrition, they quickly bring up the emerging plant proteins: soy, pea, rice, hemp, etc. However, plants contain many non-protein compounds (phytochemicals) that can play a role in energy, performance and recovery. Many of these phytochemicals are popular and well-studied in the greater natural health market for well-known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but exercise-specific research on

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