'Thriving' On A Plant-Based Diet: Footballer Chris Smalling Features On PBN Podcast

'I found that my taste buds weren't more important than the pain of a lot of these animals'
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'The welfare of animals is what really stuck with me' (Photo: Chris Smalling. Edited by Plant Based News)

'The welfare of animals is what really stuck with me' (Photo: Chris Smalling. Edited by Plant Based News)

Professional vegan footballer, Chris Smalling, features on the latest episode of the Plant Based News podcast.

Smalling, who says he's 'thriving' on a plant-based diet, is also accompanied by chef and nutritionist Jamie Redwood - who explains how he is encorporating animal-free dishes into the football club.'

'It's hard to ignore'

"I think once you find out the facts it's hard to ignore," Smalling said.

"I found that my taste buds weren't more important than the pain of a lot of these animals. Ultimately, the welfare of animals is what really stuck with me." 

The podcast covers subjects including:

3.15: How Chris discovered the vegan lifestyle.

5.20: How Chris' family reacted to him going vegan.

6.15: Introducing Jamie Redwood.

10.57: How a plant-based diet has affected Chris' performance. 

11.55: The challenges of preparing plant-based meals. 

14.48: How being vegan affects your social life.

15.54: Traveling while being vegan.

16.00: Plant-based alternatives to meat (Chris reveals his favourite).

21.00: Influencing others and leading by example. 

28.25: Working and collaborating with plant-based brands. 

29.47: PETA's vegan campaign. 

31.00: Dealing with negative comments on social media. 

33.30: The media's portrayal of veganism. 

37.07: Football charities. 

Click here to listen to the full podcast