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June 06, 2020 - AWAKEN

These 19 Elite Athletes Are Vegan

These 19 Elite Athletes Are Vegan
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From a healthy decrease in cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart disease risk to weight loss, there seem to be plenty of health benefits to ditching dairy, meat, and eggs.

A recent study even showed that a plant-based vegan diet could help people with type 2 diabetes manage weight and blood sugar levels.

However, one thing that many people worry about when going vegan is getting enough protein. Surprisingly, many top athletes — including world champions, martial artists, and an Olympic weightlifter — don’t seem even slightly worried about getting enough protein from their vegan diets.

Business Insider has compiled a list of world-class vegan athletes who are at the top of their game, and have a fully vegan lifestyle to thank for it. From soccer players to weightlifters, and basketball stars to a prominent racing champion, scroll on to discover 19 athletes who are vegan — and what made each of them switch to a plant-based diet.

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