Who practices sports can be vegetarian?


  • Stefania D'Angelo University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
  • Pompilio Cusano University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy


Athletes, Vegetarian, Nutrition, Diet, Sports


In recent years, interest in "vegetarianism" has increased considerably, both among the common population and among sportsmen. Athletic performance and post-workout recovery can be improved through optimal nutrition: choosing the right foods and introducing them at the right time can make a difference in terms of sports results, for the same number of sessions and training hours. But those who practice sports can follow a vegetarian diet? The choice to become vegetarian is often based on the mere refusal to consume meat or animal products, a choice attributable to philosophical motivations of different nature. In this manuscript, we will try to determine, by commenting on the scientific data published in recent years, the effects, positive or negative, that could be a consequence from adopting a diet of this type, both in everyday life and in sports.


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D’Angelo, S., & Cusano, P. (2020). Who practices sports can be vegetarian?. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 15(3proc), S552-S561. Retrieved from https://www.jhse.ua.es/article/view/2020-v15-n3-proc-practices-sports-vegetarian