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Australian
rugby star Kelly Benson – of the Macquarie Scorpions – has launched a fully
vegan meal delivery service after losing weight and improving his performance
on a plant-based diet.

Newcastle
Vegan Eats

His
startup, coined Newcastle Vegan Eats, offers both seven and four-meal packages,
priced at $95 and $45 AUD respectively.

The food is
marketed as gluten-free, organic, and 100 percent plant based – in addition to being served up in
compostable packaging.

‘Thriving’

Benson, who
has been vegan for two years says he is ‘thriving on a plant-based diet’.

Describing
his results, he told the Newcastle Star:
“I was carrying extra baggage, which
was dead weight. Dropping the fat, I felt a lot more mobile.

“I have
quicker turn around times with recovery; less sore the day after.”

His report of improved recovery and performance matches that of football stars Chris Smalling and Hector Bellerín, and F1 racer Lewis Hamilton.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious...