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Cyclist Chris Froome says he has switched to a plant-based diet after watching sports documentary The Game Changers.

The athlete, who has won the Tour De France four times, has had a horrific year injury-wise, spending time in intensive care this Summer after a crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné caused him multiple fractures. He also lost four pints of blood. 

Now the athlete is in recovery, it appears he may have overhauled his diet, in a bid to improve his health.

‘Vegan’

Froome took to Instagram stories claiming he has ditched animal products after watching The Game Changers.

The film, which is directed by Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos and executive produced by Oscar-winner James Cameron, ‘documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports’. It follows mixed martial artists James Wilks (also a producer) as he learns about the power of a plant-based diet, interviewing top athletes who have ditched animal products, and conducting various experiments.

Froome shared an image of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream on Instagram stories, and wrote: “Decided to go vegan since watching Netflix – The Game Changers. Ben & Jerry’s has got me covered.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.