right back Hector Bellerín says his improved recovery is the reason he's made
his vegan diet permanent.
footballer recently told ESPN that - despite the fact that he'd tried
plant-based eating as a 'detox' experiment - he would be sticking to the plan
He said: "The
recovery after games in my muscles and the long-term injuries that I have had
before have started to recover way quicker."
would I change something that is working for me?"
While the move has made the athlete the target of criticism - including that of sports
commenter Alan Brazil - he maintains that an animal-free diet is nutritionally
told MR PORTER: "When it comes to nutritional literature, everyone is very
old-school... 'You need milk, eggs, meat!'
actually, you are able to get the same amount of protein, carbohydrates and
vitamins from plants."