Power Up With Plants: DJ Swearinger, Washington Redskins

Vegan Sports: A growing number of athletes are turning to plant-based diets to fuel their performance. Everyone from DJ Swearinger of the Washington Redskins and some of his NFL brethren to NBA star Kyrie Irving to NASCAR driver Landon Cassill are making the change to take their game to the next level. This episode is dedicated to explaining why athletes are going vegan in droves.

Pigskin Free Football:  “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll sits down with Swearinger to talk about his decision. Of course, he also had the NFL star make a smoothie after going one-on-one at the Redskins training facility. Swearinger credits eating a primarily plant-based diet with keeping his body fresh during the brutal grind of a long season. While his teammates were nicked up and sluggish, Swearinger said he was feeling great! He’s also on a mission to enlighten his family as some members are struggling with diabetes.

How Being Vegan Helps You Win: Dr. Jim Loomis joins the show and explains the science behind the way an athlete’s body reacts to a plant-based diet. The biggest benefit is the faster post-workout and injury recovery time. Being vegan could mean less time on the sideline! Plus, you’ll learn how to make sure your body still gets the proper nutrition while adjusting to a plant-based diet. What does it take to thrive? You’ll find out.

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