He has made the decision after watching the following video, taken as a part of undercover investigation by Last Chance for Animals, which demonstrates the gruesome cruelty and abuse towards pigs at Christensen Farms:
According to a recent News Hub article, “The video provides coverage of the inner workings of the fourth largest pig farm in the United States. Pigs and piglets can be seen suffering immensely, as they are left to live out their short lives in a grotesque environment and face violent abuse from the employees.”
Success stories of vegan athletes achieving optimal nutrition or harmony between their values and their diets are ever more common. From world-class professional boxers like Timothy Bradley and mixed martial artists (i.e. Jon Fitch) to ultramarathoners , the sports world shines with the benefits of plant-based living.
A note on vegan nutrition:
Proteins – it is now confirmed that plant-based products can provide a sufficient amount of protein in every age. These are nuts, lentils, beans, peas, cereals, soy … Combined, these foods provide the qualitative and quantitative set of amino acids needed by the body. Calcium – numerous studies have shown that plant-based sources of calcium are actually better absorbed by the body. Sources of this micronutrient are vegetables with dark green leaves mostly peas and broccoli. Other sources include Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, soybeans, tofu, papaya, carrots and cauliflower. Iron – it is established that the percentage of vegans suffering from iron deficiency is no greater than that of non-vegetarians. Sources of iron include lettuce, spinach, peas, nuts, quinoa.
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