Brazier’s Thrive will increase the micronutrient density of your eating style and “Like the nutrient-rich whole foods he advocates, Brendan Brazier’s
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Praise for Brendan Brazier™s ThrivefiBrendan Brazier tells a very important story, one that is vital for the thousands, even millions, of individuals who train for athletics only to unnec- essarily harm their body and therefore performance through poor nutrition. Thrive is a must read.fl ŠT. Colin Campbell , Ph.D., best-selling author of The China Study fiThrive is an authoritative guide to outstanding performance, not just in top- level athletics, but in day-to-day life. Written by one of the world™s leading authorities on nutrition for professional athletes, it brings sports enthusiasts to their peak and helps everyoneŠathlete or notŠto recover from stress and feel their best. This book sets aside the myths that have held many people back, and provides a state-of-the-art program for top health.fl ŠNeal D. Barnard, M.D. , president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and author of Dr. Neal Barnard™s Program for Reversing Diabetes fiThrive is packed with invaluable information that can assist anyone at any level.fl ŠBruny Surin , Olympic gold medalist (4 x 100 meter relay, Atlanta 1996), fourth-fastest human ever fiThere is only one way to be happy in later life and that is to avoid the degen- erative illnesses that inevitably come from eating a standard diet. Brendan Brazier™s Thrive will increase the micronutrient density of your eating style and enable you to live longer, live healthier, and thrive.fl ŠJoel Fuhrman, M.D. , bestselling author of Eat to Live and Eat for Health fiBrendan™s knowledge is second to none. I read Thrive and was enthralled that after reading so many books and meeting with so many experts, Brendan was able to explain his thoughts on nutrition in such a clear and insightful way. My Thrive copy rests alone in the kitchen, tattered pages stained with beet juice and hemp oil. I only hope my competition doesn™t read this book until after I™m done competing.fl ŠSimon Whit˚eld , Olympic gold medalist, Sydney 2000 and Olympic silver medalist, Beijing 2008 fiIronman triathlete Brazier is proof that you can compete as a vegan; his ‚whole foods™ diet uses more parts of the plant than processed, re˚ned foods. As a result, it is more nutritious and more ˚brous, which is good for digestion and ˚lling one up with fewer calories.Ideal for dieters who want to reduce their carbon foot- print and get healthy at the same time.fl ŠLibrary Journal 0738212548-01.qxd:01_ThriveDiet 10/10/08 11:07 AM Page i

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fiThrive is a life-changing book! The nutrition approach that Brendan lays out for you is amazing in its own right, but he has backed it all with powerful facts. If you want to reduce stress, feel great, eat well, and attain your healthiest you ever, get this book!! I recommend Thrive to all my athletes, clients, and friends.fl ŠJon Hinds, founder and owner of Monkey Bar Gymnasium, former NBA strength coach, advisor to MLB and NFL teams, and trainer to Hollywood stars fiQuite possibly the most life-changing book you™ll ever read. For maximizing ˚tness and vitality, Thrive has no equal.fl ŠErik Marcus , founder and publisher, fiLike the nutrient-rich whole foods he advocates, Brendan Brazier™s Thrive is˚lled with powerful information that will forever change the way you address life™s daily speed bumps. Whether professional athlete or weekend jogger, if you are serious about improving your health or athletic performance, you owe it to yourself to listen carefully to Brazier™s advice for controlling the negative stresses of 21st-century living, while learning how to grow stronger from life™s bene˚cial challenges.fl ŠJoseph Connelly , founder and publisher, VegNews magazinefiDuring my ˚fteen years in the strength and conditioning industry, I™ve read just about every nutrition book that™s come down the pike. Not too many of them, however, has had the lasting impact that Thrive has. Because of what I learned from Brendan, I have completely revamped my own nutritional program and in my mid-thirties, I™m feeling and performing better than ever. More importantly, I™ve started using his recommendations with all of my high- level athletes, and they are setting new personal bests and recovering faster than ever before. I can™t say enough good things about Thrive and honestly believe that every athlete, trainer, or coach owes it to themselves to read it.fl ŠJason Ferruggia , author of Fit to Fight and chief training adviser to Men™s Fitness magazinefiThrive has revolutionized the way I go about fueling my body and helped push me to a higher level of performance and workout recovery. The guidelines in Thrive work to help maintain your body™s optimal health level, whether you™re a world-class athlete, a nine-to-˚ver, or a stay-at-home mom. Brendan gives you his years of knowledge in diet and athletic achievement in an easy- to-read, fully digestible form. There™s no other resource like it out there.fl ŠMac Danzig , elite UFC ˚ghter and Ultimate Fighter 6 Champion 0738212548-01.qxd:01_ThriveDiet 10/10/08 10:54 AM Page ii

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Brendan Brazieris a professional Ironman triathlete and creator of VEGA, an award-winning whole food, plant-based, nutritional product line widely available in natural and health food outlets. A two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, he is a renowned speaker and sought-after presenter throughout North America. In 2006, Brazier addressed the United States Congress concerning the signi˚- cant social and economic bene˚ts that can be achieved by improving personal health by means of a plant-based diet. Named one of The 25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians by VegNews magazine,Brazier is a guest lecturer at eCornell in New York and has appeared on ABC, NBC, and Fox News. He lives in Vancouver, Canada. 0738212548-01.qxd:01_ThriveDiet 10/10/08 9:11 AM Page iii

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contentsIntroduction11Reduce Stress to Increase Vitality 9My Introduction to Stress12The Toll of Stress 15Types of Stress 202Understanding the Thrive Diet33High Net-Gain Nutrition Is the Key34Raw and Low-Temperature Cooked Foods44 Alkaline-Forming Foods to pH Balance the Body47 One-Step Nutrition57Nutrient-Dense Whole Foods Will Keep You Satisfied 60Whole Foods for Complete Nourishment62Determining Common Food Sensitivities64Eliminating Biological Debt70Hydration78Lifestyle Tips to Complement the Thrive Diet80 Applying the Thrive Diet 850738212548-01.qxd:01_ThriveDiet 10/10/08 9:11 AM Page vii

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Recalibration: Ease into It88Getting Started on the Thrive Diet893The Thrive Diet for a Healthy Environment92 The Energy Requirements of Food Production92 Protein Production: A Significant Environmental Strain 95Soil Quality96Why the Thrive Diet Is Less Demanding on the Environment97What Can We Do? 984Exercise for Lifelong Health100Exercise: Getting Started102Proper Nutrition Boosts Exercise™s Positive Effects106Nutrition Before Exercise108Nutrition During Exercise114Nutrition Immediately After Exercise118Alkalizing Foods and Exercise121Exercise-Specific Recipes1225Staple Foods for the Thrive Diet130Vegetables 130Legumes 133Seeds 134 Pseudograins139Fruit142Oils 143 Nuts145viiiContents0738212548-01.qxd:01_ThriveDiet 10/10/08 9:11 AM Page viii

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Contents ixGrains147Next-Level Foods149Additives1586Meal Plans for the Thrive Diet161Shopping List161Appliances Needed164Traveling and the Thrive Diet 164The Meal Plan167The Thrive Diet 12-Week Meal Plan 1697Recipes for the Thrive Diet200My Recipe Philosophy200Herbs201Soaking and Sprouting202Variations 205Recipes209Variations 209Thrive Diet Basics209Pancakes211Cereals215Smoothies217Energy Bars226Burgers232Pizzas234Vegetables 240Soups244Salads246Salad Dressings251Crackers257Sauces, Dips, and Spreads261Drinks267Desserts2690738212548-01.qxd:01_ThriveDiet 10/10/08 9:11 AM Page ix

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