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August 10, 2019 - MSN

Athletes turn to plant-based and vegan diets to gain edge in a growing sports world trend

Athletes turn to plant-based and vegan diets to gain edge in a growing sports world trend
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Alex Morgan remembers athletes sporting milk mustaches in ads when she was a kid, reinforcing the idea that she needed protein from animal and dairy products to be strong.

“I never thought it was possible I could be playing at an elite level as a professional athlete with a plant-based diet,” the U.S. women’s soccer star told USA TODAY Sports. “Then I realized it wasn’t detrimental at all. What I learned growing up wasn’t all that true.”“If anything, it makes me stronger and helps with fatigue and recovery,” said Morgan, who had the U.S. women team's chef, Teren Green, prepare vegan meals during the World Cup, prompting several of her teammates to give it a try.

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