Vegan Ironman Triathlete To Speak at UT Nutrition Seminar

Published: Nov 8, 2011
Vegan Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier will be the featured speaker for a Stress and Nutrition Seminar on Saturday, Nov. 19, at The University of Tampa. The event will be held in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values from noon to 4 p.m., and Brazier is expected to speak at 12:30 p.m.

At the seminar, Brazier will speak about the benefits of a plant-based diet, including nutrient density and how it helps fight stress, increase energy, improve mental clarity, balance hormone levels, support adrenals and improve sleep.

Brazier is a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon champion and an Ironman triathlete — a race which requires participants to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. As one of only a few professional athletes in the world whose diet is 100 percent plant-based, Brazier is considered one of the world’s leading experts on plant-based nutrition for athletes.

The author of The Thrive Diet and Thrive Fitness: Mental and Physical Strength for Life, Brazier will be signing copies of his latest work, Thrive Foods, which includes 200 plant-based recipes and explores the interconnectedness of personal health, environmental health and food.

Partial proceeds from sales of Brazier’s book as well as his line of nutrition products, Vega, will go to UT’s Focusing on Optimal Dietetics for Students (FOODS) program. An initiative of Live-Well UT, FOODS is designed for students by students to generate awareness of food’s effects on their bodies and the world around them. For more information about FOODS, go to www.nourishyourself.info.

The event is sponsored by UT, Vega and Vitamin Discount Center and is free and open to the public. Those interested in participating can RSVP via email to vega.tampa@gmail.com. For more information, contact Krystal LaFrance at krystal@sequelnaturals.com or (866) 839-8863.