Being vegan is the best way to succeed, and two legendary athletes have just proved it. Vegan athlete – and PETA UK’s Person of the Year 2018 – Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for a record-breaking sixth time just hours before Novak Djokovic, who has been eating a plant-based diet for a few years now, won his fifth Wimbledon title.
Lewis often speaks about his vegan diet to the international media and regularly shares animal rights messages with his 12 million Instagram followers:
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We all have a voice, I have this platform and so to not use it correctly would be wrong of me. Nobody is perfect, I certainly am not but this is actually happening everyday to so many animals worldwide. This is why I have decided to go to a vegan plant based diet, been over a year now. Yes it’s hard, nothings ever easy but I’ve felt the best I’ve ever felt for the past year. #chooselove #govegan
Novak says his performance on the court has improved since switching to a plant-based diet:
“I do eat plant-based. I think that’s one of the reasons why I recover well. I don’t have allergies that I used to have any more.”
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Both Lewis and Novak are among the executive producers behind The Game Changers – a new documentary about vegan athletes:
The documentary, to be screened worldwide on 16 September, is directed by Oscar winner Louie Psihoyos and executive produced by Oscar winner James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jackie Chan. The film focuses on a UFC fighter who learned that everything he’d been taught about protein was a lie.
There are heaps of good reasons to go vegan – that’s why a growing number of athletes are making the transition. For instance, India’s highest-scoring footballer and captain of the national team Sunil Chhetri is newly vegan. He says, “I am a firm believer in eating right, eating clean, and eating on time.”
The meat, fishing, egg, and dairy industries are a nightmare for animals, who are treated like a collection of body parts rather than sentient individuals. Their misery will continue unless we take action.
Eating meat can also harm humans. Consuming flesh takes a terrible toll on human health, taxes your digestive system, and increases your risk of life-threatening disease. By choosing to go vegan, you’ll improve your quality of life drastically, stay fitter and healthier, and feel great.
Inspired by Chhetri, Lewis, and Novak?
Not vegan yet? What are you waiting for? Joining Sunil Chhetri, Lewis Hamilton, and Novak Djokovic in choosing compassion over cruelty has never been simpler. It’s easy to find animal-free protein-packed foods – and eating vegan is the winning formula for competitive athletes and everyday gym-goers alike. Click below to discover just how simple making the switch can be: