Two NFL performances complement her stunning U.S. Open win.
Outstanding athletes who eat nothing but plant-based foods are beginning to demonstrate the superiority of the diet-style where it matters most—at the highest level of professional sports.
Of the three great athletes in this article today, Tony Gonzalez led the way a few years ago, Arian Foster made the switch this summer and Serena announced on 9-10-12 on CBS that she’d followed sister Venus to the vegan diet-style just recently.
Ladies first. How about that Serena Williams! Watching her win that championship match on Sunday was a sight to behold. At the time, I was thinking that I had never seen a woman who looked more physically fit and more powerful than Serena in that match. She might even be tougher than Martina—another vegan, I might add.
Then the next day, I learned on CBS This Morning that she’d been eating vegan for the last few months. She explained that she lives with her sister Venus who’d switched to vegan for health reasons earlier this summer. Wanting to help Venus stick with her regimen, Serena reported that she’d been eating the same way that Venus eats. And apparently, that way of eating is working out just fine for her.
Serena did admit that since she and Venus both cheat from time to time, that they refer to themselves as “cheagans” — short for “cheatin vegans.” Sounds to me like they might like our 4Leaf Program, which includes the wiggle room that most people like.
Tony Gonzalez. Long-time veteran and regular pro-bowler with the Kansas City Chiefs and now with the Atlanta Falcons. Gonzalez had five catches for 53 yards as he began his 16th, and likely his final, season of his sterling career in the place where it all began—Kansas City. From ESPN:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tony Gonzalez boarded the first bus to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, eager to arrive as early as possible to start what’s likely his final season in the place where it all began. The Falcons made sure it was a happy return.
Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to the longtime Chiefs tight end late in the third quarter, and Atlanta pulled away with a dynamic second-half scoring outburst for a 40-24 season-opening victory over Kansas City.
Here’s what the winning QB had to say about Tony’s performance, “He’s such a great part of this organization, you know, probably the greatest tight end to ever play the game. I think deep down in their hearts, Kansas City fans were happy to see that one more time,” Ryan said, pausing. “Maybe not at the time. Maybe in retrospect they will be.”
Finally, there was Arian Foster of the Houston Texans. He got the ESPN headline for his team’s victory, “Arian Foster has 2 TDs as Texans silence Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins.”
He was also the leading rusher in the game, outrushing Miami’s Reggie Bush 79 to 69 and outscoring him 12 to 0. See the second blog article below my blog two days ago dedicated to the remarkable Mr. Foster.
- Source article. Gonzalez’s TD catch in return to Kansas City helps Falcons to season-opening 40-24 victory. Washington Post
- My Sunday blog about Foster. Poetry, quantum physics, vegan diet—and the NFL?
- Earlier blog. Animal Protein—Professional athletes don’t need it either.
- Earlier blog. Athletic performance & a whole foods, plant-based diet
9-11 Footnote. Today is the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. I landed at LaGuardia that morning, just minutes before the first attack on the World Trade Center. Where were you?
Vegan is for wimps? The old myth about manly men eating meat is beginning to give way to the reality of what the natural diet for our species can do for athletes on the field of battle. And for the rest of us, that same 4Leaf lifestyle will enable us to take charge of our own health:
Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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