(US/ca) Vegan athletes solve the 'protein problem'
- LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The idea of an athlete eating a vegan diet may seem
counterintuitive. But it's a trend that's becoming more popular. Athletes
going vegan show how it's possible to get enough protein to perform.
"No steak 'every now and then,' no ribs, no burgers, none of that," said
Jacksonville Jaguars NFL player Montell Owens. Owens has become a so-called
"clean eater" after watching friends and family experience health
"Many of the things that they were going through, they were preventable,"
said Owens. "Culturally there needs to be a change, and why not start with
And he's not alone. Mixed-martial-arts fighter Mac Danzig started down the
road to vegan a decade ago, first for moral issues, but then he found he
liked how well he performed with a plant program.
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