Powered By Plants: 3 Athletes That Are Killing the Game on a Vegan DietNicole Woroszylski
One might typically associate an athlete’s as one packed with lots of meat, eggs, and other classic protein rich foods, in order to fuel their muscles. While this may be true for most athletes, it is not the case for all. Some of the world’s biggest and most famous athletes are actually strict vegans. Below discover some examples of vegan athletes who use vegan lifestyle to fuel their bodies and enable them to continue being some of the biggest stars in their leagues.
Venus Williams– After the tennis star was diagnosed with Sjögrens Syndrome, an autoimmune disease, she became vegan to improve her health. Her vegan lifestyle change didn’t affect her career since she is still one of the best and most respected female tennis players in the world.
David Carter– Also known as the “300 lb Vegan”, Carter is an American Football player who credits his speed, energy, and impressive recovery time to his all vegan diet.
Scott Jurek– This ultramarathon runner and author proves that the animal-product free lifestyle is empowering. Jurek has set 10+ major course records and has won the Spartathlon twice!
Although it may seem hard to believe, these are just some of the few major athletes who have gone vegan over the past couple of years. Being vegan isn’t a diet or an inconvenience but rather a lifestyle change which has inspired many people around the world. This lifestyle change doesn’t discourage athletes from excelling in their field. So if you ever thought about going vegan but are worried about how this change can affect your daily life, take a peek into the lives of these major athletes and get inspired.
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