Some of the world’s best footballers have been associated with a vegan diet during the playing season: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero to name just two. Other players, such as striker Jermaine Defoe and midfielder Chloe Arthur, have tried following a vegan diet year round.
What do vegetarian footballers eat?
Good vegetarian sources of protein to keep your young athlete strong include:
- Nuts and nut butters.
- Beans and lentils.
- Whole grains.
- Tofu and soy milk.
- Protein analogs (i.e. veggie burgers).
- Protein bars.
Are there any vegetarian football players?
Now, many don’t know this, but Derrick Morgan and his chef wife, Charity Morgan, have persuaded many NFL players to go vegan. DaQuan Jones has been playing for the Titans since 2014. Morgan convinced him to switch to a plant-based diet in 2017. DaQuan Jones didn’t need much convincing.
Is Sergio Aguero vegetarian?
Sergio Aguero – Manchester City
Aguero became vegan after a recommendation from his doctor. No. … Aguero though is reportedly only vegan when he’s playing frequently, or during the league season.
Is Messi vegetarian?
Lionel Messi is not vegan, though he once followed a vegan diet to help him improve his performance out on the football field. While Lionel does eat red and white meat as well as fish, his current diet is largely plant-based.
Is Djokovic still a vegan?
Novak Djokovic is considered to be the world’s No. 1 male tennis player, and many attribute this fact to his allegedly vegan diet. But while it’s true that Djokovic does not eat any meat or dairy products, he does not openly call himself a vegan.
Is Serena Williams vegan?
It took Williams’ “very picky” mother a while to come round to plant-based meals — the tennis star only recently earned her mother’s seal of approval on a plant-based mushroom soup — but Williams said her family have been hugely supportive of her diet, with Serena being mostly vegan too.