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The Vegan Athlete's Nutrition Handbook:

The Essential Guide for Plant-Based Performance


The Vegan Athlete's Nutrition Handbook offers guidance for weekend warriors, fitness enthusiasts, or professional athletes who are plant-curious, transitioning toward a plant-forward diet, or want to refine their existing plant-based nutrition plan. It is a comprehensive guidebook for anyone looking to either dive deep into the nitty-gritty details of the science behind plant-based eating or simply have access to easy-to-follow vegan menus, recipes, tips, and tricks that can enhance performance, recovery and health. The book also addresses specific athletic and lifecycle concerns such as inflammation, bone health, sleep, and supplement use.  You don't have to be vegan or consider yourself an elite athlete to get valuable information from The Vegan Athlete's Nutrition Handbook. This book is for you if you want to fuel your movement, recover quickly, and optimize your physical and mental health

Read Times Online review of the book here.

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achieve optimal health through fiber


Did you know that less than 5 percent of the population gets enough fiber? Odds are that you might be one of them. Not getting enough fiber is the root of many short-term and long-term health issues such as weight gain, auto-immune issues, digestive issues and more. Inadequate fiber can also be an underlying factor in acute and chronic inflammation leading to lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Eating enough fiber each day is actually pretty simple once you learn about the foods packed with fiber and how to incorporate them into your meal plan. Also, there are thousands of other nutrients accompanying fiber that help with metabolism, weight management, energy levels, mood, cognition, skin health and overall wellness. 

Learn more about fiber, and the nutrients that accompany fiber, for your body to function at its best through my new book, The Fiber Effect: Stop Counting Calories and Start Counting Fiber for Better Health. Plus, get meal plans, recipes, fun facts and simple tips to start incorporating more fiber and feeling your best today. 

The Fiber Effect presents a whole new way of thinking about diet and nutrition by focusing on fiber intake.

Want to lose weight? Eat more fiber. Looking to lower your cholesterol? Eat more fiber. Need to reduce your risk of colon cancer? Eat more fiber. Want to prevent diabetes? Eat more fiber. Want to stop overeating? Eat more fiber. Bottom line? Eat more fiber!

The food we eat is what powers our bodies—the better we eat, the better we look, feel and perform. Yet less than five percent of Americans are getting the recommended amount of fiber per day—a vital nutrient that can do many things from regulating blood sugar to lowering cholesterol to creating a healthy gut.

The Fiber Effect includes:


  • A detailed overview of the vital role fiber plays in our body

  • Helpful tables that lay out what to eat and when

  • 40 delicious fiber-filled recipes that anyone can enjoy

  • Weekly meal plans to create a complete, fiber-rich diet

  • Tips and tricks to help anyone increase their fiber intake

The Fiber Effect is your guide to meeting your daily fiber needs and so much more. Because foods rich in fiber typically contain a wealth of other healthy nutrients, increasing your fiber intake means increasing the overall quality of your diet. That’s the fiber effect—better health through fiber.

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Real Superfoods Cookbook 

I'm super honored and grateful for the opportunity to co-author a book with Ocean Robbins! The Real Superfoods Cookbook: Everyday Ingredients to Elevate Your Health is about everyday foods that are most likely already in your kitchen and the true superfoods for optimal health. It includes educational and inspiring research-backed insights from Ocean and over 60 recipes from me. I hope you enjoy it! Preorder your copy below. 

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about nichole

Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN, has been a registered dietitian nutritionist for 28 years, specializing in heart disease, diabetes, sports nutrition and women's health. For the past ten years, she has focused on plant-based lifestyles through inspiring and educating people about plant-based eating to optimize their physical and mental health, as well as the health of the planet. Nichole has been featured in Yoga Journal, Veg News, Huffington Post, Rachael Ray, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution with her chocolate company, nicobella organics. She's a plant-based nutrition contributor on The Weather Channel and is currently the dietitian and recipe developer for Food Revolution Network. She also has a plant-based blog, purely planted, where she shares wellness tips, recipes and inspiration. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Ricky Russert, and rescue dog, Mariposa. 

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