Reading Time: < 1 minute 'A vegan diet is more effective for a strongman than a bodybuilder' (Photo: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson)
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Icelandic strongman and actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson has announced he is ‘willing’ to try a plant-based diet

Björnsson, who was crowned The World’s Strongest Man in 2018, and has been titled Europe’s Strongest Man four-times, was asked to ditch animal products on Instagram by American bodybuilder Kai Greene – who is trialing a plant-based diet after watching vegan documentary The Game Changers

‘Look at gorillas bro’

“You gotta try the plant-based diet, @Thorbjornsson. Look at gorillas bro they only eat plants!” Greene wrote.

“All joke aside tho, a vegan diet is more effective for a strongman than a bodybuilder – so you’ll see better benefits than I would.”

‘An interesting topic’

Björnsson, who features on popular TV show Game Of Thrones, replied: “Definitely an interesting topic! I might as well give it a try for a week on my offseason. 

“I’m always willing to give everything a chance! Especially when it comes from legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kai Greene.” 

The Instagram post caught the attention of one of the Diesel Brothers ‘The Muscle’ who also commented stating: “I may just try this.”

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.