by Jaime Warburton
Categories: Healthy Living, Sports, Vegan
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Former Miss World Rosanna Davison is turning iron – Ironman, that is. And that’s not all!

The Irish model, actress, and student has announced that she’s in training for September 2012’s Ironman Triathlon in Galway. What will give her the competitive edge? Her newly adopted vegan diet.

After having lived as a vegetarian for more than a decade, Davison embraced veganism after learning more about naturopathic nutrition and biochemistry, saying simply, “It was enough to turn me off animal products.” The 28-year-old embarked on the “three-year course in biomedicine and nutrition” in 2010 both to plan for her future and to fulfill a desire to use her “training to tailor nutrition plans for patients to help treat their illness.”

Davison, who won the Miss World title in 2003, has said that her original switch from an omnivorous to a vegetarian diet had improved her energy levels and immune system. Now that she’s eating vegan, she tweets, “I absolutely LOVE it & have never felt better! I recommend it to so many people.”

Want to join the tough as nails model as she prepares to compete in the name of the Irish Autism Action charity? You, too, can start your day with a “smoothie with spinach, celery, banana, apple, lemon and pear,” which she promises “gives you far more energy than you get from a cup of coffee.”

About Jaime Warburton

Jaime Warburton is a poet and professor living in Ithaca, NY, where she takes full advantage of the farmer’s market, Sweetland Farm CSA, and Farm Sanctuary’s Watkins Glen location. When not drowning in words or making vegan ice cream, Jaime teaches pre-ballet, sings with Bella Voce, and dreams of living with goats and chickens. She also offers her consultation services on making a smooth and successful transition to veg eating. Keep up with her and her poetry at jaimewarburton.weebly.com or on Twitter @JaimeSWarburton.

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