Rip Esselstyn’s Plant Strong Diet: GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

I’m a proud graduate of The Mercersburg Academy, which has a rich history in swimming. It includes Rip Esselstyn, world-famous author of the Engine 2 Diet. Rip’s a force of nature, famous for getting his Firefighter buddies – at the Engine 2 station in Austin, Texas — to tackle his cholesterol-busting whole foods, Plant-Strong diet. If you don’t know Rip, he’s a swimming VIP, always attending NCAA Champs, Olympic Trials, and he still competes at the master level.

For fun, if you’re a Whole Foods shopper, go to your local Whole Foods and checkout Rip’s line of products. He’s got his own section in the store.  And if you’re curious about the benefits of a plant-based diet, checkout Rip’s book, Engine 2 Diet.

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.

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Crile Esselstyn Hart

That is my uncle! Swimswam also wrote a brief article about my team (Hawken School) and my swimming success at Ohio high school states recently! My siblings and I (who are also on the highschool team) recommend a plant-based lifestyle as well!

ERVINFORTHEWIN

well done guys – plant based is the best option for optimal health + performances + fun + joy in life .

No it not. Plant based diets are inferior compared to meat based diets when ur comes to imported performance.

Plant based are likely better in the long term but if your goal is to be a top athlete you put yourself at a disadvantage by sticking to only plant based foods. It’s not even up for debate.

Not saying you can’t be a top athlete with a plant based diet. You just make it harder for your body to get what it needs = slower recovery = worse trainings = worse times.

Sorry above – typed from my phone. See below.

No it is not. Plant based diets are inferior compared to meat based diets when it comes to imported performance.

Plant based are likely better in the long term, but if your goal is to be a top athlete you put yourself at a disadvantage by sticking to only plant based foods. It’s not even up for debate.

Not saying you can’t be a top athlete with a plant based diet. You just make it harder for your body to get what it needs = slower recovery = worse trainings = worse times

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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