Improving everything from cholesterol and heart rate to concentration and a solid night’s sleep, there seem to be plenty of health benefits to ditching dairy, meat, and eggs.
However, one thing that many people worry about when going vegan is getting enough protein.
Surprisingly, many top athletes — including world champions, martial artists, and an Olympic weightlifter — don’t seem to be worried in the slightest about getting enough protein from their vegan diets.
Business Insider has compiled a list of world-class vegan athletes who are at the top of their game — and have a fully vegan lifestyle to thank for it.
From football strikers to weightlifters, scroll on to discover 14 athletes who are vegan — and what made each of them switch to a plant-based diet.