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Multiple members of the TV crew behind breakfast show This Morning are trying a vegan diet – thanks to The Game Changers.
The sports documentary, which is available to watch on Netflix, is directed by Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos and executive produced by Oscar-winner James Cameron.
James Wilks, who produced and starred in the film, appeared on the morning show in a segment titled ‘Could going vegan transform your health’?
“Some of our team have watched the documentary and turned vegan,” Schofield revealed. “But you don’t like the term ‘vegan’, it’s ‘plant-based’, right? A plant-based diet?”
Wilks replied that the terms vegan and vegetarian don’t say what a person is eating, only what they aren’t eating.
“The most important thing from the research our team has seen, and also recognized by the world’s leading health authorities – the World Health Organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – are all saying we should be eating predominantly plants,” he added.
Ditching animal products
A number of people have opted to ditch animal products after watching the documentary – among them is Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside, who recently revealed he was inspired to try a plant-based diet on health grounds.
He said: “I was encouraged to watch a film on Netflix called The Gamechangers – I watched it and thought this is interesting. Obviously there are arguments based around animal welfare and the environment, but this was all about the health benefits, and I thought I should give it a go.
“Avoiding meat is easy. The problem is avoiding dairy, avoiding milk and cheese is almost impossible. It would be okay if I had time to cook, but I don’t, so I have to have things that are quick and easy.”