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Seeds of Doubt

The rise of veganism is all around us. The number of people adopting a vegan diet has skyrocketed in recent years and it shows no sign of slowing down. Everyone has their own reasons for switching to a plant-based diet, including the ethical – like helping to prevent animal cruelty – and the environmental: wanting to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint.

However, as a registered nutritionist specialising in vegan and vegetarian nutrition, I’ve found one of the main concerns from strength and fitness enthusiasts is this: they want to tread a little lighter in this world, but assume it’ll come at considerable cost to their performance and results.

Yet you only have to look at the growing number of world-class vegan athletes as proof that a

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