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Top basketball player Kyrie Irving has spoken out about the effects of his plant-based diet.

Speaking post game, the Celtics guard was asked whether he had lost weight to get in shape for the season.

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He said: “This season I’ve been on more of a plant-based diet diet, getting away from all the animals and all that. I had to get away from that.”

Sharing the side effects of his new diet, Irving said: “My energy is up and my body feels amazing.

“Just understanding what the diet is like for me…means I’ve been able to sustain my energy at the highest level.”

Irving joins a slew of athletes who have benefited from ditching animal products this year, including; NFL star Griff Whalen, basketball player Wilson Chandler, former rugby player Ben Cohen, and Formula 1 giant Lewis Hamilton.

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Maria Chiorando

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.