Former body builder and now owner of a raw food restaurant, Matthew Kenny discusses his life of fitness and veganism.
If you think that Kenney abandoned his bodybuilding roots around the same time he stopped eating meat, you’d be wrong.
Kenney hits the weights just as hard now at age 48 as he did 10 years ago, before he started eating raw, and he has several bodybuilder friends who also eat raw exclusively.
“You can actually train more intensely on a plant-based diet than when following a standard diet because your recovery time is faster, you have fewer injuries, and you have more energy,” he says. “You may not be able to bulk up to 265 pounds, but developing lean muscle mass is fully attainable.”
Below is a shopping list of foods for any bodybuilder or athlete.
Fruits: Dates, Blueberries, Bananas, Grapes, Cantaloupe, Orange, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Mango, Limes, Apple, Lemon
Nuts: Raw Almonds
Leafy Greens: Romaine, Kale, Spinach
Super Foods: Chia seeds, Goji Berries, Moringa Leaf, Ashwagandlha, Dulse, Flaxseeds
Vegetables: Squash, Cucumbers, Beets, Avocado
And Also: Cilantro, parsley, Himalayan salt, tomatoes, carrots, maca root powder, chlorella, quinoa, buckwheat, and amaranth.