10 Vegan Athletes on Why They Went Plant-Based

Click through for a list of 10 athletes who went vegan, and discover what motivated them to pivot to a plant-based lifestyle.

More and more athletes are adopting vegan diets, and these talented pros are living proof that you can get your protein (and other nutrients) from plants, and still be in peak physical shape.

In fact, sports superstars, such as surfer Tia Blanco and pro basketball player Enes Kanter, are discovering that a vegan diet rich in protein, calcium, iron, and more, works best for them and helps them be successful both on and off the field.

Dozens of athletes, including those at the professional level, say that a plant-based diet gives them more energy, can lead to quicker recovery times, and improves their overall athletic performance. Plus, going plant-based is kinder to animals, and better for the environment.