Vegetarian Journal features a column called Nutrition Hotline, where we answer readers’ questions related to vegan diets. The latest issue offers dietary advice related to sports-related concussions.

Vegetarian Resource Group Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels,
PhD, RD, starts off by stating that “General recommendations to eat well and to
drink fluids for hydration apply when recovering from a concussion. Limiting or
avoiding caffeinated drinks like soft drinks, coffee, and tea can make it easier
to get needed rest.” Reed then goes on to say, “Other suggestions are based on
limited research and are only speculative. Creatine (also known as creatine
monohydrate) is an amino acid made by our body and found in meat and fish. The
International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) consensus statement about supplement use
mentions that creatine supplements are associated with decreased damage and
improved recovery post-concussion … Vegan creatine supplements are available
from Vegan Essentials and other online retailers.”

You can read about the entire column here: https://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2019issue2/2019_issue2_nutrition_hotline.php

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