'90% Vegan' Badminton Star Gronya Somerville Dispels Protein Myths

The athlete says vegans can get all the nutrients they need
Plant-based badminton player
Somerville and her partner are ranked 36 in women's doubles badminton (Photo: Facebook)

Badminton champ Gronya Somerville, who eats a '90 percent' vegan diet, says plants have 'plenty' of protein.

Somerville, an Australian native ranked 36 in women's doubles badminton, sat down with South China Morning Post this week to discuss her career, and her diet.

'Supportive'

She said: "Both my coach and my doctor were very supportive when I decided to become a vegetarian, or rather 90 percent vegan.

"There are so many myths surrounding veganism. People are especially concerned about protein but there are plenty of sources of both protein and all other necessary nutrients available to vegans."

When asked her favorite dish, she said: "I absolutely love vegan dim sum and burritos."

Vegan ice-cream
Somerville often shares food pictures with her followers (Photo: Instagram)

Influencer

Somerville currently has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, and often shares meat-free food pictures with her followers.

One such post from the athlete included a caption that read: "Oops...Vegan pizza and icecream kinda day #treatyoself #vegan."

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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