Topic: vegan athletes

Why Vegan NFL Players Could Help Make Football A Healthier Sport

Why Vegan NFL Players Could Help Make Football A Healthier Sport

Vegan football players aren’t getting the same press as NFL members heading up the sport’s link to brain damage and depression. And the health concerns that got them to ditch meat and dairy probably aren’t nearly as pressing. But the lifestyle changes they’ve made while staying in the game are strangely inspiring proof that if players can change something that’s such a big part of football “culture” without hurting their ability to play the game or be part of their teams, maybe there’s room for the other kinds of change that we need to see in football, too. More »

Vegan Former NBA Star John Salley Explains How Athletes Get Enough Protein Without Meat

Vegan Former NBA Star John Salley Explains How Athletes Get Enough Protein Without Meat

The Los Angeles Times just interviewed John Salley, the former NBA player (who played with the Lakers) about his vegan diet. They asked some obvious questions about his transition from vegetarianism to becoming a vegan athlete, but one of their questions was one that’s common for non-meat-eaters, whether you’re a basketball player or a first-grader: “How do you get enough protein?” Salley’s perfect answer blew us away.

As an athlete, how do you get enough protein on a vegan diet to be able to stay in such good shape? More »

Boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. Says A Vegan Diet Will Help Him Beat Manny Pacquiao

Boxer Timothy Bradley Jr. Says A Vegan Diet Will Help Him Beat Manny Pacquiao

World champion boxer and WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO Light Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley Jr. will face off in the ring on June 9 for Pacquiao’s title, in what is sure to be a hugely-watched fight. And while Pacquiao is pretty widely favored to win, he’s admitted that Bradley is “a different kind of fighter.” Could it be because Bradley has a secret weapon that a lot of endurance athletes seem to be touting lately–a vegan diet? More »