If you’re thinking about switching to a plant-based diet, Rich Roll can help. The ultra-endurance athlete and best-selling author went vegan when his health took a nosedive right before his 40th birthday, and he hasn’t looked back since. Last September, the ultra-endurance athlete ran 40 miles and swam six miles across the Stockholm Archipelago as part of the Ötillö Swimrun World Championship, so he knows a thing or two about how to properly fuel his body.
Like any diet, there are benefits and drawbacks to going vegan: while there’s some evidence that it can help boost your heart health, it might not necessarily lead to weight loss, and it can also be expensive. But for Roll, making the switch to veganism has been uniformly positive.
“There’s a huge misconception that a) it’s going to be incredibly time consuming, or b) that it’s going to…
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