Vegan Athletes

These 7 Olympic Gold Medalists Are Powered by Plant-Based Diets
These 7 Olympic Gold Medalists Are Powered by Plant-Based Diets
If you’re tuning in to watch the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, you may be surprised to hear that Olympians at the top of their game have credited their sporting success to adopting a plant-based diet. In honor of the Summer Games, we're spotlighting seven athletes who say their plant-based diet helped them prepare and compete at the highest Olympic levels. Now, m...
NBA’s No. 1 Draft Pick Cade Cunningham Reveals He’s Vegan
NBA’s No. 1 Draft Pick Cade Cunningham Reveals He’s Vegan
Oklahoma State University's Cade Cunningham is this year's NBA top draft pick, going first overall after the Detroit Pistons drafted him. The rising athlete spoke with ESPN about what he does to maximize his athletic ability, revealing that he went vegan in high school to experiment with how this dietary change would impact his performance. Initially, Cu...
Vegan Runner Wins “The World’s Toughest Footrace” For Second Time
Vegan Runner Wins “The World’s Toughest Footrace” For Second Time
Vegan athlete Harvey Lewis just became the latest champion of "the world's toughest footrace," the Badwater 135, located in the Badwater Basin in Death Valley. The Badwater is a gruelingly hot 135-mile long course that traverses one of the hottest regions of the country from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney and is known as...
Olympic Athletes Launch Campaign Encouraging Others To Go Dairy-Free
Olympic Athletes Launch Campaign Encouraging Others To Go Dairy-Free
Switch4Good, a non-profit of dairy-free athletes, doctors, and dieticians, just launched a new campaign called Eat Like An Olympian, which showcases how athletic performance can be enhanced on a plant-based diet, featuring several Olympic athletes that offer advice on how to successfully adopt a dairy-free lifestyle. The campaign is joined ...
Alex Morgan’s Secret Weapon and Becoming the Fittest She’s Ever Been
Alex Morgan’s Secret Weapon and Becoming the Fittest She’s Ever Been
Alex Morgan is sitting in what looks like a dorm room, on her cardboard single bed, next to the window, where the morning light streams in and lets her know it's two days until game time, when she and other returning veterans of Team USA, including Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd, will start their campaign to win another Olympic gold. ...
Vegan NBA Player Javale McGee Challenges Fans to Snack for Charity
Vegan NBA Player Javale McGee Challenges Fans to Snack for Charity
Denver Nuggets star Javale McGee and his organization JUGLIFE will partner with plant-based food brand Outstanding Foods to donate water to children in need and promote the value of health and wellness regarding diet. The #HellaHotChallenge will ask people to donate to JUGLIFE to help the organization’s mission and outreach, and Outstanding Foods pledge to match the first $10,000 dollars. McGe...
Jrue Holiday Prefers a Dairy-Free Diet for Better Sleep, Recovery, and Performance
Jrue Holiday Prefers a Dairy-Free Diet for Better Sleep, Recovery, and Performance
Health is a top priority for NBA star Jrue Holiday, who pivoted from eating honey buns to dairy-free alternatives after he realized how much better he felt once he dropped the dairy. This year marks Jrue's 12th year in the big leagues, and even at this late point in his career, staying in peak shape is as automatic as a layup in the paint, thanks to his diet. The basketball ...
These 20 Athletes Swear by a Plant-Based Diet for Better Performance. Should You?
These 20 Athletes Swear by a Plant-Based Diet for Better Performance. Should You?
Now more than ever, athletes are reaching for lentils, edamame, and chickpeas instead of biting into steak dinner, to raise their strength, fitness, and overall performance levels. Here are twenty athletes who credit switching to a vegan or plant-based diet with improving their fitness and results-- through faster recovery time between workouts, quicker healing from injury, and being able to build