Monday, 28 November 2011

Tough Guy Georges Laraque

We all know this, exercising or doing some kind of sport is essential to maintain good health through your life. For instance, it helps to maintain your bone density... People are really misinformed and believe that vegans can’t get into sports because of the “lack of meat”, they tend to think it is the only source of protein!

Let’s push the question further, what about professional athletes? They train several hours per day pushing their body to the limit. More specifically, for hockey season’s sake, let’s talk about Georges Laraque.

The guy is 6’3 and weighs 253 lbs; he is huge. He was said to be one of the toughest hockey players, he played from 1996 until last year 2010 .He became vegan the 1st of June 2009 after watching the documentary Earthlings. In his website he says that he never felt better in his life! As you may think, getting the proper vegan nutrition as an athlete must be hard Laraque got help from The Montreal Vegetarian Association and from his nutritionist. There are Vegetarian associations around the world and here is an example that they serve a purpose!

Laraque is involved with the Peta Association and he also takes part on environmental issues. He recently became a deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada, a Party that promotes an active, healthy and sustainable lifestyle. As a Canadian Citizen, I know that the Green Party is not one of the most powerful ones, but I think I for once want to vote!

He also has recently released his autobiography where he talks about how he became an NHL player, and also talks about what that concerns him; he talks about veganism.
I went on his website, you can tell he has alot to say. I liked his point of view, the fact that he respects other people`s opinion on veganism as long as they are well INFORMED and are aware of the consquences. ``Funny`` fact, he believes in Karma ( I do too..) , whatever wrong you inflict to other beings will get back at you...(harsh maybe, but it`s a believe nonetheless).

As if it wasn’t enough, he also owns a very popular VEGAN restaurant called CRUDESSENCE. I heard the food is great  so plan on going this week!!


Georges Laraque: The Story of the NHL’s Unlikeliest Tough Guy

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